Florida Flight Elite
Valentine Day Basketball Tournament
Welcome the 4th annual Florida Flight Elite Valentine Day basketball Tournament. This event features the best talent throughout Florida showcasing their skills for family, friend and even scouts. As an organization, we aim to provide an encouraging atmosphere for the entire family that will be remembered forever.
In our inaugural event, we seen some of the best teams in North and South Florida compete in a action packed weekend. We expect the number of participating teams to double this year considering the experience provided last year coupled with feedback received from the coaches, parents, players and officials. We would LOVE to invite your organization to our family event.
The event culminates with an All-Star Game whereby twenty (20) kids will be hand selected to demonstrate their talent, sportsmanship and outstanding qualities for the fans as a way to say thank you. Better yet, the coaches of the 1st and 2nd place teams from the chosen grades will coach the LIGHT team (home uniform) against the DARK team (away uniform) in an action packed game. In addition, featured games will include a “Rucker Park” style MC adding sizzle, commentary and excitement!
- Eligible Grades: 3rd to 12th (Girls & Boys)
- Grade Based Tournament
- 3 Games Guaranteed (Pool & Bracket Play)
- Awards: 1st and 2nd Place
- All-Star Game
- 3 Referees: Championship Games
- FREE Entry for Champions Next Event
- Seeding: Determined by Coach
- Registration Fee: $375 (Multi-Team Discounts Available)
- Location: Coral Springs, FL
- Eligibility: All teams and participants must be registered with AAU (aausports.org)
- Event Date: February 9th – 11th
- Registration Deadline: February 5th, 2018
- Daily adult price is $10 per day
- Children ages 6-17 is $5.00 per day
- Daily tickets are valid for all gymnasiums for that day only
- All nonparticipants must show valid tournament pass to enter gymnasium otherwise a new pass is required
We intend to presents a professional appearance for all coaches. So, please refrain from coaching in basketball shorts, jeans, open toe shoes, tank tops, hats, sweat pants etc… We appreciate the following coaching attire:
- Collared Shirts
- Khaki Slacks/Khaki Style Shorts
- Coaching bands are to be worn the entire weekend.
- DO NOT call for seeding, scores, gym locations and directions since they will be posted on our website
- Check the website DAILY for changes to the schedule
Give Respect – Get Respect! Coaches, players and spectators must exhibit good sportsmanship during the tournament by showing respect for teammates, coaches, opponents, officials and support staff. Good sportsmanship supports the values of the game and our goal is to promote healthy competition in a positive and safe environment. Coaches are ultimately responsible for the behavior of their players and spectators. However, we reserve the right to have a team forfeit a game or to have e team suspended from the tournament if the coaches, players or spectators become unruly and/or unmanageable.
WHAT TO BRING TO CHECK IN
- ALL teams must check-in prior to first game at Coral Spring Complex:
2501 riverside drive, coral springs, FL 33065
- Friday hours: 5 pm – 8 pm
- Saturday hours: 8 am – 3 pm
- A roster for each team must be submitted to the Tournament Director during check-in.
- Print and bring a copy of the roster to check-in
- A copy of each player’s AAU Membership card
- Birth certificate of each player.
- Current picture of each player.
- Current school year report card.
- You must add ALL players to your official team roster.
- Players not listed on your official roster will NOT be covered for insurance purposes and will NOT be allowed to participate.
- Players cannot be added to the roster once the event has begun.
- Teams that fail to check-in will not be allowed to advance to bracket play.
- Information provided on the roster must be compete and accurate.
- Teams will receive 3 coaching bands per team.
- Coach’s name must be on the team roster to receive band.
All athletes and head coaches that participate in the AAU event must have a valid 2017-2018 AAU Card. Athlete membership cards cost $14 and coach membership card cost $16 and is valid until August 31st, 2018 for all sanctioned AAU Tournaments. Card may be purchased at www.AAUSports.org.