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Hawaii Tournament Kicks off HCA 2019 Championship Tournament Series

By Hard Count Athletics, 02/01/19, 12:30PM PST

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Hard Count Athletics (HCA), the nation’s foremost youth sports organization, recently kicked off its 2019 nationwide youth flag football tournament series with a tremendously successful tournament in Hawaii. This was the first installment in our 2019 championship series that will culminate in a national championship game in San Diego in June 2019. 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 Hawaii tournament, which was the first tournament HCA has held in Hawaii, produced intense competition that tested not only the individual skills of the participants but also their hustle, teamwork, grit and grasp of the fundamentals of the game. The tournament series will resume the weekend of February 16th and 17th in Los Angeles and then features other stops all across the country before concluding in the June championship.

The 2019 HCA Hawaii Tournament


The Hawaii tournament was held this past weekend, January 26th & 27th, at Kapolei Regional Park, Kapolei in Honolulu on Oahu. From a field that started off at 32 teams, the following squads emerged victorious:

  • 6U: Bows Green
  • 7U: Savage Crew
  • 8U: Fiyah Squad
  • 9U: Westside Raiders Hawaii
  • 10U: 808 Redskins
  • 12U: ABC Eagles


Photos from the tournament are available here. We congratulate all participants, including those who did not emerge victorious, as the tournament was a display of hustle, athleticism, hardwork and teamwork for which every team and individual participant deserves to be applauded. 

The Upcoming 2019 Los Angeles Tournament


The next installment in our 2019 tournament series will be in Los Angeles the weekend of February 16th and 17th.  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.  It will be held at Great Park in Irvine and participation is open to all teams that desire to participate; there are no qualifying requirements that must be met in order to compete. 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 register your team. Registration is still available, but closes on February 10th at midnight so make sure to sign up today!

More About HCA and Its Youth Flag Football Tournaments


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 January 2019 Hawaii tournament, the February 2019 Los Angeles tournament, and the other tournaments being held throughout the country leading up to the  June national youth flag football championships in San Diego, helps contribute to the success enjoyed by youth flag football teams in both their regular weekly leagues as well as regional and national tournaments like those offered by HCA. Doing so also brings benefits in terms of a shared closeness that teams cannot quite build just by competing in their regular leagues together.  In addition to regional and national youth flag football tournaments, HCA also offers skills camps 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, contact Hard Count Athletics today at info@hardcountathletics.com.