Hard Count Athletics (HCA), one of the nation’s premier youth athletics organizations, recently announced its 2019 schedule for a new series of youth flag football qualifying tournaments that will be held all over the country. The series will eventually culminate in a national championship tournament in June 2019 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, just outside San Diego.
The 2019 tournament season will begin in Hawaii on the weekend of January 26th and 27th and will then continue February 16th and 17th in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles tournament will be the second of the six qualifying tournaments, and we expect it to be a big draw given the HCA founders’ role in spearheading the development of youth flag football in Southern California through the immensely popular NFL Flag San Diego leagues. HCA’s tournaments, including our 2019 championship series, allow our youth flag football players and participants to compete against the best youth flag football talent from across the region and the country, all in a quest to be crowned national champions in their respective age groups.
The 2019 nationwide tournament series is just the latest in a long list of successful youth flag football tournaments put on by HCA. In 2018 HCA launched the inaugural Best in the Nation youth flag football tournament series, which featured regional championships in San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami. These four tournaments culminated in a final Best in the Nation championship tournament played in a 12,000-seat stadium on the grounds of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys massive training facility. The inaugural Best in the Nation tournament series was a huge success, and we at HCA are expecting to build on that success by expanding the number of tournament sites for our 2019 nationwide tournament series from four to six, including stops in the San Francisco/Bay Area and Hawaii for the first time.
The Los Angeles tournament, the second stop on the nationwide circuit of tournaments, will be held at Great Park in Irvine, CA. It will feature a 5v5 format in the following age groups: 6u, 7u, 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u and 14u. The event will also include a 7v7 format for 9u, 11u, 13u, and 15u age groups as well as a high school division. More information regarding the Los Angeles tournament in February 2019 is available on the HCA website. Participation in the Los Angeles tournament is open to any team, whether local or not, that would like to participate, as are all the other 2019 HCA tournament circuit locations. Therefore, if you are a coach or parent in the Southern California area or nearby and would like your kids to compete against some of the best youth flag football talent in California and from across the western United States, we would welcome your team’s participation and encourage you to sign up your team.
Tournaments organized by Hard Count Athletics permit youth sports teams to hone their skills against some of the finest competition from around the country in a format that encourages safety, player participation, and skills development. Competing in tournaments like the 2019 Los Angeles tournament or the other five tournaments leading up to the national youth flag football championships in San Diego in June 2019 helps contribute to the success enjoyed by youth flag football teams that participate in our tournaments in both their regular weekly leagues as well as regional and national tournaments like those offered by HCA.
In addition to regional and national youth flag football tournaments, HCA also offers youth flag football skills camps at a variety of sites across the country annually across the United States. If your child is interested in competing against other young athletes to be his or her very best or developing his or her skills in an intensive yet fun skills camp environment, all the while doing so in an engaging format that emphasizes character development just as much as skill work, contact Hard Count Athletics today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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