The 2017 tournament features a faster game all preliminary games will consist of 20 minutes on a indoor 50 yards playing field, and the team limit is now 12, and roster limits are 15 per team .
The only game longer will be the championship game it will have two 20 minute halves ,this change should give lessor talented teams the opportunity to knockoff a more talented team if they are not clicking as a unit, this gives every team a chance to get to the championship game which is why they signup .
Also rules are adjusted whereas the receivers will be allowed to motion towards the line of scrimmage, similar to indoor football this will open up the scoring opportunities.
More information shortly about signup dates and location and media day leading up to tournament.
Lawrence (Hollywood) Lynch one of the most exiciting players to ever play at the semi pro/minor level in DFW he is legendary in the full contact game and once was the most dominating offensive player in the game ,just some background on him in the mid to late 80's teams of the then TFL would battle to sign him to their roster.
He played for the Cowtown Cowboys who at the time was the team to beat in the TFL he was capable of scoring from anywhere on the field which was why teams wanted his services, he played flanker and would spend his off season playing flag football and was a member of the Fort Worth Vikings,and won MVP honors of the Turkey Shootout in the Vikings first tournament run he caught 6 touchdowns and had to be double covered, which was a mistake by every team they faced because the Vikings had other players who were just as good.
He played contact football well into his 40's and could still get to the end zone,he is an asst.coach in the public school system today.
Click on (Handouts) to get information on signing your team up....
Blocking allowed,No stiff arm,No below the waist blocking,Two 20 minute halves running game clock,No defensive pass rush, Quarterback has 3 seconds to pass the ball or considered a sack, Can play zone or combination of coverages on defense. automatic 7 points for touchdown unless attempting 2 point conversion,Each team allowed 2 timeouts per half.
Rules of the shootout are simple we want a fast paced action filled game with the possibility of the best team not being able to win the game giving every team a possibilty of winning the tournament if they play as a team .
All past champions share one common bond they were able to win as a team....
Welcome to the The Great Turkey Shootout flag football Tournament