USAFL Nationals Week 2010!

The USAFL Nationals is the largest Australian Football tournament anywhere in the world, and attracts more than 1,000 players, officials and coaching staff, with a total of 32 men’s teams spread across four divisions, as well as 6 women’s teams representing over a dozen cities across the USA and Canada. This year the tournament will also features juniors exhibition clinics and games, Under 23 and women’s development seminars, umpires clinics, a national administrators conference and the USAFL’s Annual General Meeting.

We would like to urge all participants to check the information below and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact either Doren James, Operations Manager or Amy Bishop, Communications Manager.

Thanks to all the Sponsors of this years National Tournament:

Coopers
Louisville Sports Commission
AFL Victoria
Southern Wine & Spirits
KORT
Australian Pie Co, Seattle
Molly Malone's Irish Pub
Breckinridge Inn
Best Western
Holiday Inn, Clarkesville IN
Buca di Beppo

Registration Checklist

Have you registered? Register online before Oct 7 to avoid late registration fees.

NATIONALITY STATUS

ALL PLAYERS who have selected 'National' as their nationality status MUST provide a copy of their ID to prove their country of birth (i.e. passport of birth certificate - scan or photocopy if fine). This is how the 50/50 Rule is implemented. Players will be given armbands to wear during their games to identify them to umpires and officials as National or Non-National.

If you have provided this information at previous tournaments, please check with your club administrator to check this is recorded in the system (see instructions below).

CLUB ADMINISTRATORS

You can now login and view your registered players online AND check their Nationality Status. Go to http://register.usafl.com FIRST, login then go to the links below:

View players: http://register.usafl.com/2010report
Nationality Status: http://register.usafl.com/natsverify

Those club administrators who still need access to the Club Admin tool, please contact webmaster@usafl.com.

Accommodation Checklist

Have you booked accomodation and know where you are staying?

Breckinridge Inn • Holiday Inn • Best Western Airport
Check the USAFL website for more details.

Don't Forget:
FREE Airport Shuttle - check website for full details.
FREE Grab'n'Go Breakfast - check website for full details.
FREE Laundry Service for uniforms - Place all team uniforms into a black garbage back labeled with team name. Drop off at the front desk between 3-7pm Saturday evening. Collect after 7am Sunday from front desk.

FREE Shuttle Service Sunday Night from Best Western TO Breckinridge TO Molly Malone's ONLY. Full details here >

Information on nearby restaurants are posted on the website >

Need to get somewhere? Check out the maps & directions online >

The Weekend Snapshot

Friday, Oct 8

9:00am-4:00pm - USAFL Administrators Conference
10:30am-3:00pm - Under 23 & Women's Clinic
10:30am-3:00pm - Umpire's Clinic
4:00pm - USAFL Annual General Meeting
Nomination for Board Positions are still open. Please contact operations@usafl.com for more information.
AFL Victoria
6pm-11pm - Player Registration and Welcome Function
8:00pm - Coaches Meeting
8:00pm - Women's Footy Seminar: Training for Success
9:00pm - Women's Teams meeting
9:45pm - Umpires Meeting

Saturday, Oct 9

9:00am - Round 1
Rounds begin each hour on the hour with the last game beginning at 5:00pm.
1:00pm - Juniors Clinic & Coopers Goal Kicking Challenge
2:00pm - Women's Footy Seminar: A-Z of Kicking
7:30pm - Women's Footy Forum: Building Women's Footy in the USA
8:30pm - Women's Footy Forum: Footy Tactics

Sunday, Oct 10

9:00am - Round 1
Rounds begin each hour on the hour with the last game beginning at 1:00pm.
1:00pm - Juniors Clinic
1:30pm - Div III & IV Championship Finals
2:30pm - Div II & Women's Championship Finals
3:30pm - Juniors Exhibition Game
Coopers
3:40pm - Coopers Women's Kicking Skills Comp
3:55pm - Coopers Men's Goal Kicking Challenge - FINAL
4:30pm - DIV I Championship Final
5:20pm - 2010 Championship Presentations and Awards
7:00pm - Official Tounament After Party @ Molly Malone's

CHECK OUT THE FULL WEEKEND SCHEDULE ONLINE >

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