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NFFLA Travel Team Program

Interested in learning more about the NFFLA travel team program? The NFFLA sponsors teams to travel to at least two tournaments a year: Chicago Pride Bowl and Gay Bowl. The NFFLA Travel Team Governance Committee has worked for several months on introducing a new framework for how we will field and send teams to these tournaments. It was important to us to outline clearly stated goals, communicate those to our league's membership, and enact mechanisms to deliver on those goals. 

Our Aim:

1. Field competitive tournament teams, drafting the most competitive team first; then second, and so on...

2.     Implement a transparent and fair selection process for teams and captains which is sustainable and structured

3.     Provide an avenue for player development

4.     Forge ONE ATLANTA - city unity in tournament play

5.     Provide Board of Directors with recommendations for recruiting strategy for league

6.     Develop funding framework for travel teams

The NFFLA will field as many competitive travel teams as we can support with the initial aim for sending at least two teams per tournament. The NFFLA will pay for all sanctioned team players to attend Chicago Pride Bowl and Gay Bowl . This includes registration fees and jerseys. Additionally, we are working hard to secure new sponsors who can help defray further travel costs (air/lodging).

After we announce our team captains (selection process information below), we will ask all interested players to register. We will then hold a draft where the captains of the "A" and "B" teams will first draft their QB's. Then the "A: team captain will draft his entire team followed by the "B" team. If we have a third (or more) team, that captain shall draft next from the remaining available players.

To be eligible to play with the sanctioned NFFLA teams in Chicago Pride Bowl and Gay Bowl, you must be registered in the most current NFFLA season. To ease the transition,

What about Ft. Lauderdale, you ask? We thought it was important there be at least one tournament per year where everyone can play with buddies without regard to league membership or structure. We will help facilitate communication amongst all our members so that anyone who wants to play has an opportunity to raise their hand; but from there the league will be hands-off on how that tournament is governed.

With that, the NFFLA Travel Team program is now accepting applications for captains for Chicago Pride Bowl! We are looking for leaders who are committed to delivering upon the goals of the program listed above. We also will give serious consideration to captain applicants who are interested in captaining a team to both Pride Bowl and Gay Bowl this year; however if you are only interested in serving for one of these tournaments, that is fine too. Official applications for Gay Bowl captains will be received following Pride Bowl.

If you are interested in captaining for Pride Bowl, please register here. Please tell us your qualifications and outline your vision for leading one of our teams. Deadline for application is April 18, 2021.   After our captains are chosen, we will put out an all-call for interested players in the Chicago tournament.

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