This year’s tournament will benefit “Our Thrift Store” in Franklin, Tennessee. This amazing organization supports the community in two great ways. First, they offer top-quality used items at affordable prices. Secondly, and most importantly, they create employment opportunities for adults with special needs, giving them a place to develop their skills, confidence, and capabilities. For more information about “Our Thrift Store” check out their website at http://www.ourthriftstore.org/
Your team can consist of male or female players aged 8 and up. Team divisions are divided by ages: 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18. Teams are made of three players. Male, female or a combination. You may add up to five members to your team, to serve as a substitute. Only three players on the court at a time.
Rules and guidelines for creating your team
Each Team will play at least three games. There will be a two game play in and then a single elimination structure to determine the champion in each division.
Give your team a name. Feel free to be fun and creative, but keep it within lines of something family friendly and non-offensive. Should we find your name inappropriate, we reserve the right to change it and issue you a new generic name alternative. We are not trying to be mean, we are just trying to keep things safe and fun for everyone.
Choose a team captain who will be responsible for communicating with Battle team management for your schedule and court assignments, along with any other communication we need to relay to your team. For youth teams, you team captain will need to be an adult over the age 18. Parents make great team captains.
Bring matching shirts for all your team members. You don’t have to professional jerseys printed, but you do need to all be in the same color. Your shirts can be plain or contain graphics/text, but like your team name, we ask that you keep content on shirts clean and appropriate for all audiences. Your shirts can have sleeves or be sleeveless, but should not have open sides or show off your chest.
“Don’t forget your photo ID”. Please wear appropriate shoes and playing shorts for the event. We want you to be comfortable to win this thing! you’re going to work up a sweat so feel free to bring a towel and adequate fluids to stay hydrated. Water and sports drinks work best. Also, bring money for our on-site food trucks.
“Inclement Weather Policy” In the event that the weather gets totally out of control and we cannot play due to safety issues, we will reschedule the event.