This is a Stay and Play Tournament

All teams are required to stay at the participating NYS Championship Tournament hotels. Hotel reservation must be made at the Tournament Housing Services located here.

Here is the link for more stay and play policies.

Clarification on the Stay and Play Policy:

Since we have had a difficult time booking the lower level hotels in the 2 and 3 star rating, if your team needs to book at these level of hotels please contact Steve Pipoly at: nysnct@nysonline.net for a possible Stay and Play exemption. We want to be sensitive to the needs of the teams that can not find the hotel that fits their budget requirements.

Unweighted Divisions

Weighted Divisions

    11-Man Bantam 10U Weight Allowances
  • Schedule
  • 8-years -- unlimited
  • 9-years -- 120 lbs.
  • 10-years -- 100 lbs.

  • 11-Man Junior Minor 12U Weight Allowances
  • Schedule
  • 10-years -- unlimited
  • 11-years -- 150 lbs.
  • 12-years -- 130 lbs.

Past Champions

Past Champions

Field Locations

Field Locations

Tournament Format

Tournament Format. All teams are guaranteed three games.

Tournament will be played in a Pool Format. Each Pool will have a maximum of four teams. Each team will play the other members of their pool with one game per day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

In 16 team Divisions the winner of each Pool advances to a Semi Final game on Saturday. In 8 team Divisions the top 2 teams in each Pool advance to the Semi Final game on Saturday. All Championship Final games will be played on Sunday.


  • Team Fee - $1750.00
  • Team Deposit of $400 due by February 28
  • Team Deposits paid after February 28 will incurr a $200.00 late fee
  • Balanance of all fees are due by April 28
  • No individual player fees will be charged


All Tackle Football teams that participated in an NYS league in the Fall 2016, Winter 2017 or Spring 2017 seasons are eligible to participate.

Only non-NYS teams that are located in areas where NYS Tackle is not offered are eligible to register for the NYS National Championship Tournament.

Check-In, Weigh-In & Procedures

Certification Rules

Coaches must register their roster. All player info must be included and individual picture of player must be loaded.

All rosters must be registered by May 26th. Rosters will be locked on May 27th.

All players must bring original birth certificate or a certified government copy to the tournament.

Player will not be allowed to participate without birth certificate. A government issued passport would be accepted as well.

Tournament Rules

11-Man Tournament Rules