GREEN BAY – June is usually a quiet month for football, but not this year.
To be eligible, teams of boys and girls ages 4 to 17 must be participating in an NFL FLAG league and be located in the 13-state Midwest region. The states are Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
The weekend will include a special celebration event from 4-9:30 p.m. June 24 at Titletown. Activities will include team introductions, photos with Packers alumnus James Jones, a skills challenge and fireworks to end the night. Early arriving teams that take part in the kickoff event will receive discounted Lambeau Field Stadium Tours and Packers Hall of Fame passes.
Registration is $350 per team until May 20 and $450 from May 21 to June 13. The first 50 teams to register, however, will get free entry by having their money returned after the tournament. To register for the tournament, teams can visit https://bit.ly/3w1CrNF.
Teams must be in one of 11 divisions: 8u, 8u Rec, 10u, 10u Girls, 10u Rec, 12u, 12u Girls, 12u Rec, 14u, 14u Girls and 17u Girls.
Tournament division winners will receive an entry into the 2023 NFL FLAG Championships at the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas, along with a $5,500 donation toward each team’s travel.
Regional tournaments are held at multiple sites in each of four regions. Regional tournaments scheduled for specific geographic regions also will be held in Denver, Detroit, Hoover, Ala., Tampa, Hillsborough Township, N.J., and Baltimore. Super Regionals, which will accept teams regardless of where they are based, will be held in Atlanta in July and New Orleans in October.
Fall regional tournaments, which have not been scheduled, will be hosted by the Saints, Rams, Patriots, Browns, Commanders, Eagles, Texans and Cardinals. Those dates and locations are to be released after the NFL schedule is announced on Thursday.