The LeagueApps Team recently attended the USFTL National Tournament in Kissimee, Florida from January 16th-18th. Once a year Michael Cihon, founder of the USFTL, hosts an amazing National Tournament for more than 300 flag football teams and thousands of spectators. For the last 44 years the USFTL has brought together top teams from the United States, Canada, Cayman Islands, Bahama Islands and Mexico to a beautiful sports venue right near Disneyland.
The USFTL was the first organization to address all versions of Flag and Touch Football in a clear, concise rule book. Through an exhaustive five year study of all the different types of Flag & Touch football, the USFTL concluded that there were 4 basic styles of play. They’ve done a great job bringing organization and structure to flag and touch football. Naturally, we wanted to figure out how LeagueApps can be their teammate.
LeagueApps powers the registration, schedules and standings for USFTL leagues as well as the national tournament. We were so impressed with their organization that we decided to get more involved and sponsor the tournament. We’re also focused on working with all USFTL affiliated organizations to provide the tools and features needed to run leagues, events and tournaments.
It was great to be able to hang with a handful of LeagueApps partners that travelled to participate int he event. It’s great to spend time with our partners. . Michael, Mario, Natalie and then entire USFTL staff were great hosts for all the players, spectators, and sponsors (including LeagueApps). Thanks again guys!
We came away from the event with a list full of operations in which we want to develop software to help solve. This includes streamlining check-ins, schedules, and real time scores.
It was great to hang out with other tournament sponsors including Todd Curran, founder of Savage, a great apparel company that provides slick designs and quality products for sports team and leagues. We share a few partners with Savage in both the USFTL and Kickball 365.
We’re excited to continue to grow our partnership with the USFTL and its affiliates.