HOW DO I REGISTER MY TEAM(S)?
First thing you do is visit the "Event Forms" link on this website and print off the paperwork checklist form, team registration form and participants waiver form. To register simply fill out the team registration form and send in with payment and you're registered.
ARE THERE ANY ADMISSION FEES TO THE GAMES?
Yes, all spectators can purchase weekend passes for $12.00 (age 5 and under free). Weekend passes are available only during Friday nights "Check-In". Day passes can be purchased as you enter the fields each day and they are $8.00 per person on Saturday and $7.00 per person on Sunday (Championship Day). Football Passes DO NOT work at the Cheer Competition. Ages 5 and under get in free (to all events). Everyone must have a pass to enter that is over 5 years of age (no pass NO entrance). Make sure you keep up with your pass/ticket all weekend b/c you will have to show it each time you enter the park - if you lose it you have to buy another one. Also, there are NO REFUNDS (no exceptions)!
Coaches please note we only give out enough sideline passes for as many coaches you have up to five. All coaches MUST sign for their own pass at Check-In. Also, all coaches MUST be listed on roster that is submitted prior to arrival (if a coach is not listed then he will have to purchase his pass). If you need more than five passes then you must purchase additional sideline passes for $12/each. We will only sell you an extra two passes b/c we don't won't the sidelines crowded. If you lose your sideline pass then you MUST purchase another one. Parents are to stay off the sideline and behind the fence or in the stands. Players are admitted FREE into all games (must have on arm-band).
DO I HAVE TO STAY AT A HOTEL ON THE TOURNAMENT APPROVED LIST?
Yes, all teams MUST stay at a hotel on our approved list. There are typically more than ten hotels available on the list (various rates).
CAN I BRING AN ALL-STAR TEAM FROM MY LEAGUE?
There are different definitions of "All-Star" teams; if you need a definition of what we consider "all-star" then feel free to email the tournament director and he'll advise. If your league is made up of parks all through-out the city and you want the best 2-3 players from each park to come play on your team then NO we won't accept that type team. If your park has so many kids that during the season they divide up the players to balance teams and at the end of the season you would like to bring a team made up of kids from "your park" then yes that is acceptable in most cases. NEW FOR 2013 (BATTLE IN ROCKY TOP ONLY) WE WILL BE ADDING A DIVISION FOR TEAMS WHO "ADD" PLAYERS TO THEIR ROSTER.
HOW MANY GAMES WILL WE PLAY?
Kick-Off Classic: You are guaranteed three games (may play a 4th). Two games is the most we will let a team play in a day. NO team will play a double -header or back-to-back unless coach requests.
Battle In Rocky Top: You are guaranteed two games (may play more). We will schedule as many consolation games as possible - it all depends on field space.
WILL I HAVE TO SHOW BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND COPY OF TEAM ROSTER AT WEIGH-IN?
Yes, all teams must show there "team books" at Weigh-In and have the tournament a copy of your team roster with jersey #'s and birthdates ptinted on it (you will keep your birth certificates, we will keep a copy of your roster). Coaches, also keep your team books close by with you at the fields in-case tournament officials need to reference.
MY TEAM IS MADE UP OF 8 AND 9 YEAR OLD KIDS, WHAT DIVISION DO WE FIT INTO?
You play in the division age of what your oldest players are. Example, if you have 25 - 8 year old players and five 9 year old players then you play in the 9 & Under. In this case we would consider you a "younger" 9U team and would try to schedule you against a team with close make-up (if possible).
WILL THERE BE CONCESSIONS AT THE FIELDS?
Yes, at most every field there will be concessions with all your favorite snacks, foods, drinks, candy and much more!
CAN I BUY MY TEAM TOURNAMENT T-SHIRTS?
Yes... We sale out of shirts every tournament make sure you purchase Friday to ensure you get the size and quanity you want. On average by Saturday morning we are usually out of most sizes.
At Rocky Top in Nov. we will have T-Shirts (short sleeve and long sleeve) and Hoodies. At Kick-Off Classic we will only have T-Shirts.
MY TEAM ISN'T VERY COMPETITIVE BUT LIKE TO TRAVEL TO HAVE FUN AND COMPETE DO YOU HAVE ANY PLACE FOR US?
Yes at Rocky Top we have multiple divisions per age group. We place teams in divisions based on history at tournament, W/L record, etc. Regardless of your record we have some teams that you can be competitive with.
If you need to know other info simply have your coach or trip mgr. email the tournament director. His email can be found under the link "Contact Us". We hope this answers some of your questions. Hope to see you at our events!