Battle Orlando FAQ’s
With Battle Orlando fast approaching, we are starting to get more and more of the same questions that we are addressing here in this article! Please share with your teams and read through fully and comment below with any additional questions you may have that we can answer promptly!
Q: How do I register?
Go to the Battle Orlando main page, click on the format you are playing, then the division to go directly to that registration page. Or click the Registration link from the main menu above and find your division.
Q: What time do games start on Friday?
A: That all depends on how many total teams we have, as of right now (4/8/2017) before any teams potentially drop we are at nearly 360 total teams across all formats. If that number continues to rise we will have to start earlier. Plan on being ready to play as early at 9am on Friday and arriving Thursday for the media day and live draft.
Q: What Formats are playing at what fields?
A: 8v8 Contact Men & Women are now playing at Northeast Regional Park in Davenport due to that format needing goal Posts for Field Goals. All other formats will be played at Simmers Young Regional Park in Winter Haven.
Q: Can you schedule us so we don’t play a team from our area?
A: For adult divisions, that is all up to you. This is why we implemented the Bracket Draft in the 1st place. YOUR TEAM has total control over what time and who your first game is against. This is why we made it a VERY LARGE factor to register early. For youth divisions with automatic seeding, we will work with the seeds a bit on the lower seeds to make sure two local team don’t play with each other first if at all possible.
Q: Can a team captain pay for the entire team or additional players besides himself?
A: Yes a team captain or coach or sponsor can pay for your entire team. You need to follow the following steps in order to do that:
- Go to battleorlando.com and register your team
- Add all of your players to your roster with first name, last name & email address
- ONLY After ALL of your players are added to your roster, or atleast the players you need to pay for, email us at [email protected] and request an invoice so you may pay your teams balance online.
Q: Does my entire team need to be at Media day and or the captains & players meeting?
A; No but we highly recommend as many people as you can get to media day as that’s where players will pick up their badges that will have discounts, and have your ticket access to be a part of the NERF battle. You must however have atleast 1 person present the captain & players meetings on Thursday night.
Q: How do I add my players to my roster?
A: You need to log back in to your dashboard where you initially registered your team and click invite players link, and add them with their first name, last name and email.
Q: I am a player how do I register on my team?
A: You need to go to www.battleorlando.com and click on the format and division your team is on and register AS A PLAYER and select that team to be on. Your captain will need to log in and approve you to be on that team. Your captain may also individually invite you directly to his team as explained in the question above.
Q: How do we get the discounts to Universal Studios?
Q: Is there a charge for my family to go to Media Day at Universal Studios?
A: No media day is free to attend for everyone.
Q: Do the youth have to wear the Rocksolid soft shell helmets
A: No they are not mandatory but we do recommend them.
Q: What day do the youth start playing?
A: The youth start playing on Saturday morning at 8am. Youth captains meeting will be Friday night along with the Nerf Battle that your kids are going to want to participate in and help set a world record, so we highly recommend getting to town no later than Friday afternoon.
Q: What is the age cutoff date for youth flag football?
A: The age cutoff date is 8/1/2017. Click here for a quick reference chart to view what division your child or player is eligible to compete in based on their birth month and year.
Q: I want to register as a Free Agent, if I do will I get to play?
A: Yes we will place you on a team if you register as a free agent, so sign up here!
Q: Do we have to wear the Sonic Flags or can we wear Triple Threat?
A: You have to wear the Sonic Flags. You can buy them online for around $5.00 each so order some today for you and/or your whole team to make sure you have them on hand at the event!
Q: How do we book hotels or rental houses?
A: go to www.hotels.com/ffwct and pick any hotel or rental house you want. They are all already pre-programmed to be around the fields.
Q: One of my players can no longer make it but they have already paid, how do I delete them and use the money for another player?
A: You will need to email us and tell us which player to delete and what player the payment is now for if that player has already paid.
Q: I can’t make the tournament anymore but I already paid the deposit, do I get a refund?
A: Our tournament fees are nonrefundable, you can however apply that fee to play in any of the other tournaments on our schedule that we run for 1 entire calendar year.
Q: Are there places to eat around the fields or will you serve concessions?
A: We will have 10+ Food trucks between both locations with various food options!
Q: We are playing 2 different formats, will my games overlap?
A: We will try our very best to prevent schedule conflicts but at the end of the day we can’t guarantee that. 8man Contact formats will be at a separate field location than other formats and will run all day all 3 days, so for sure do not plan on the ability to play in multiple formats if this is your primary. For other formats, we are working on A divisions not overlapping for 4v4 Men’s, 5v5 Non-Contact Men’s and 7man Men’s divisions specifically, and others may end up working out as well. We have increased the rosters significantly for this very reason as we can’t make any guarantees so take advantage and load up just in case.
Q: Is there a charge for my family or friends to come watch the games?
A: No this tournament is open to the public and anyone can watch for free.
Q: Will my family and friends get a badge also?
A: No only registered players will get a badge AND people who are registered for the NERF Battle.
Q: Can anyone participate in the NERF battle?
A: Yes anyone can participate in the NERF battle as long as they are registered for the event. Players will automatically be registered since they are playing in the tournament. If your family members, kids, friends or local community citizens would like to participate in the Nerf Battle they can register online or during the tournament itself.
Q: What time will the games end Sunday?
A: There is no way to know what time the games will end Sunday. It all depends on how many teams, weather, game length etc. Plan on leaving Orlando Monday to be safe. We are working to get done as early as possible Sunday, but cannot make any considerations to travel or end-times at this point.
Q: Can Girls play on a Men’s Team?
Q: Can my 17 year old son play on my adult team?
A: Yes as long as he waiver is filled out and the parent consents to him playing then yes he or she can play.
Q: Do all divisions get a cash prize?
A: No only the A divisions get a cash prizes to discourage from sandbagging and normalize the divisions appropriately to the competition level it should be.
Q: Can we use our mushroom flags?
A: Yes mushroom sonic flag-a-tag poppers are allowed. Ball and sockets are not allowed.
Q: Where can I find a copy of the rules?
A: You can find the rules on our website www.usaflag.org in the main menu under the Rules section.