7v7 FAQs

What is 7v7 football?

7v7  is a fun competitive, non-contact way to play football. It is all passing, played on a 40-yard field plus end zone, and allows scoring both on the offense and defense. 

919 Elite Football 7v7 Club is an organized recreational activity that can enhance a player’s fundamental skill set. We view 7v7 as “supplementary football”, used as a tool for skill position players to improve during the offseason in a fun, highly competitive, and structured environment – all in preparation for their next regular football season. We field youth, middle school, and high school 7v7 teams starting at 11U.

Should my child play travel 7V7 football?

The travel program seeks players who want a more competitive off season football environment and who will make a commitment to improve their skills and knowledge of tactics and strategy. Players are selected based on current skills, general athletic ability, and willingness to commit to a more demanding program. Players with good skills or good general athletic ability and with dedicated and supportive parents are encouraged to try out for positions with the Elite travel teams.

What if I can’t afford the tuition?

919 Elite would like every athlete to have an opportunity to play. Please contact us regarding Financial Aid. All information will be held confidential.

How can I help the team?

Teams need more than coaches to survive and thrive. Every team needs a volunteer Parent Manager, who is the team’s chief administrative officer. The Manager prepares tournament registration materials; and ensures that information is disseminated to players and parents. Teams also need a videographer and photographer at scheduled tournaments. Additionally, 919 Elite seeks sponsorship from individuals or companies that share its mission.

What about playing time?

Playing time is not guaranteed; it depends on many factors including the age level of the team, the game situation, attendence,  and the ability level of the players on the team. The ultimate decisions about individual playing time and team playing time policy are made by each team’s head coach.

How far do you have to travel to play games?

Tournament travel depends on selected tournaments and team qualifying events. Travel by, car, bus, train or plane is to be expected based upon the distance of the tournament.

What do we need to pack when traveling?

  • Signed Waiver
  • Birth Certificate
  • All uniforms
  • Soft Shell Helmet
  • Football Cleats
  • Mouthguard
  • Tournament Fees
  • Lodging Fees
  • Transportation Fees
  • Spending Cash for meals and entertainment
  • Changes of clean clothing
  • Great Attitude and Decorum
  • No valuables
  • No drugs/alcohol (Zero Tolerance)

Can players play on teams outside of 919?

No, we prefer our players be 100% committed to 919. We could have selected another player that would have been 100% committed. Those found in violation can be removed without refund.

Parent, Player, Coach Conduct

We understand that disagreements happen. However, we expect disagreements to be handled with care and respect for our players, other teams, our organization, officials, and parents.

Parents will be held accountable for their actions and we stress the 24 hour rule when appraching a coach with an issue.

919 reserves the right to release any member of our organization for chronic tardiness, absenteeism, delinquent payments, fighting, drug use, drug possession, unlawful possession of weapons of any kind, verbal abuse,or physical abuse of others.

How much does it cost?

919 Elite Tuition varies per year. Tuition covers the cost of field time, instruction, and administrative costs. Additional Expenses: Players must cover the cost of their uniform, soft shell helmet, travel expenses along with tournament/league fees, food and entertainment. Individual tournaments fees can range from $30-$100 per tournament. League fees can range from $100-$200.  All fees are non-refundable.

Who chooses the team coach(es)?

Team Head Coaches are selected by the 919 Staff. Assistant coaches are chosen by each teams’ Head Coach. 

What team will my kid play on?

Coaches determine the team each player plays on based on age, need, and skill level. Typically, the age of the player on Jan 1 of the given year will determine the division. (Ex: On Jan 1, 2023, John is 14 years old. Therefore, he will be placed on the 14u Team, even though he turns 15 on January 12th of that year).

For competitive balace, players are allowed to play up a division but not allowed to play down. Coaches have the right to move players or adjust rosters at will.

Can my kid play multiple positions?

Yes, the coaches will detrmine the position each player ultimately plays on the team. We encourge all players including quarterbacks to help the team where needed on both sides of the ball.

How long is the season?

In the winter, training/practices begin shortly after the end of the high school football season and competition can run from January through May. Typically, teams may attend up to 4 competitive events each season. During the seasons, teams are also given up to three hours of practice time each week(typically on Sundays). All travel players are expected to participate in weekly practices.

What time commitment is involved?

Teams usually have up to 4 (four), 3 hours practices per month during the season. Players are expected to attend all practices and tournaments. Failure to communicate multiple absences can result in dismissal from the team without refund.

Where do teams practice and play?

Typically, practices and trainings are held on weekends at indoor or outdoor venues. Coaches will determine the practice schedule once the teams are formed. Tournaments are held at various locations across the US. Tournaments are selected based upon convenience, cost, player participation, and team success.

Can we get videos?

We are under no obligation to share video with anyone regardless of their affiliation to the program. Video highlights are produced at our discretion.