FOOTBALL

KSA Events, the nation’s premier host of Destination sporting events, is proud to host the KSA Events Football Series in many great destinations. As with all KSA Event competitions, participating teams come nationwide from Alaska to Florida and from Massachusetts to California, providing a true national competition format that brings together teams who would otherwise never meet on the field.

DESTINATION FOOTBALL GAMES

  • Boston, MA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Key West, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Oahu, HI
  • San Diego, CA
  • Washington, DC

NOW BOOKING 2018 & 2019

Aug 22 – Aug 26, 2018 – Kick Off Classic

Aug 29 – Sept 2, 2018 – Game of the Week

 

Cecil Phillips, Head Football Coach – Amherst County High School – Amherst , VA

“Our first experience with KSA Events was absolutely a game changer for our program. KSA afforded us the chance to present a once in a lifetime opportunity to our football team and we took advantage of it. The team bonding was, well, team bonding on steroids. Our young men came back a much tighter group which allowed us to have one of our best seasons in a couple of years.”

 

 

EDUCATION

As exciting as KSA Events competition can be, KSA Events was founded as a non-profit with the assistance of Coaches and Athletic Directors to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation. Therefore, the following key learning points are promoted through KSA Events participation:

  • Commitment – to KSA Events participation & fundraising
  • Goal-setting – to develop a plan and complete it
  • Teamwork – to accomplish set goals as a team
  • Bonding – during off-season trip prep & the tournament itself
  • Team Travel – first & only of its kind for many players
  • Inter-State Competition
  • Participation in World-Class Facilities
  • Continuing Education – through KSA Events Scholarships

In total, KSA Events truly offer an opportunity for your players to grow as individuals. So whether you are looking to reward your program for years of hard work or bring excitement to a rebuilding program, KSA competition offers a unique educational opportunity to student-athletes.

 

Mike Apodaca, Head Football Coach – Silver Creek High School – Longmont, CO

“Our trip to Orlando for the Kickoff Classic in 2013 was one of the greatest experiences our program has been a part off.  KSA’s staff is wonderful!  They truly care that each student-athlete, their families and the coaches experience a once and a lifetime event.

COMPETITION FORMAT

All KSA Events Football Series match-ups are chosen carefully based upon the competitive level and size of the schools involved. This provides a game that is both challenging and competitive to your players.

Potential match-ups are presented to schools and then the coaching staff has an opportunity to research the team and make sure they agree with our suggestion, prior to finalizing the match-up. This allows teams to participate in a KSA Event and still maintain control over their season.

JUNIOR VARSITY

As in all KSA Events, Junior Varsity competition is typically available to all teams interested. This allows your entire program to experience the team bonding aspects of KSA Event participation without concern that your younger players will miss out on game experience.

SANCTIONING

The KSA Football Series is officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Therefore, all participating teams must be members in good standing of their State High School Athletic Association.

KSA Events holds separate games, if necessary, for any private, parochial or other schools not members of a NFHS member association. This allows all schools, no matter their affiliation, to meet appropriate sanctioning requirements.

FOOTBALL VENUE

The KSA Events Football Series in Orlando takes place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the premier amateur athletic facility in the world. An exciting venue, we can utilize up to 8 fields for a tremendous competition atmosphere.

The fields are covered with fast, elegant Tifway 419 Bermuda turf, crowned with just a 1% slope and capable of draining up to seven inches of rainfall per hour.

Click here to download Venue Map

TEAM TRAVEL: THE BEST DESTINATION FOOTBALL GAMES SCRIMMAGES

KSA Events can make taking your team on the road easy. Once Registered, you’ll have a KSA Events Representative to make all your arrangements of you.  Here are some of the ways we can make next year’s trip the easiest trip you’ve ever planned for your team.

FLEXIBLE ITINERARY PLANNING

We realize you only get one game a week and organize your entire itinerary around your daily Football routine. Practices, Film Review, Coaches Meetings and Game Day Meals are all seamlessly scheduled for your team. Partnering with a wide network of Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions and multiple other venues, we plan every aspect of your trip.

AIRFARE

We work directly with the airlines to plan every aspect of your trip. PLUS we are constantly researching rates – So even when you agree to a flight and we find it cheaper we go back and offer you the lower flight.  We keep shopping for you!

KSA EVENTS REP. ONSITE WITH YOUR TEAM

KSA Events Representatives on-site with you for your scheduled activities, at the event and at the hotel to take care of everything that you may need.

TAG-ALONG-PROGRAM

This program, unique to KSA Events, allows parents and family members to travel with the team but make their reservations and payments through KSA Events, not you. So you never have to deal with Tag-Along questions but your team gets credit for their participation.

TRANSPORTATION

Your transportation is all included in the package; airport transfers to the resort, shuttles to the fields, transportation to events and attractions. Getting around couldn’t be easier!

CHAPERONE & COACHES CREDITS

KSA Events packages offer teams the opportunity to earn free trips for coaches, chaperones and staff. For Football the Head Coach already travels Free and then you earn a free trip for every 20 passengers including fans, coaches, athletes and more!

CHAPERONE BOOKINGS

Do you have parents and chaperones that would like to travel on the trip?  We can work directly with them directly so you can just focus on your team.  We can customize flights or hotel adjustments but you will still earn credits for them traveling with the team!  But you will not have to do any of the work!

PAYMENT PLANS & INDIVIDUAL BILLING OPTIONS

We offer easy installment payment plans to accompany your fundraising dates.
We offer the individual player registration where parents can pay direct for player who is fundraising part of the trip but paying the balance themselves.

ONE STOP SHOPPING

Packages can include Meals, Hotels, Theme Parks, Transportation, Registration Fees and other customizable components are available to make your experience unique for your team. No need to call around, we take the leg work out of planning your trip!

SCHOLARSHIP

The primary mission of KSA Events is to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation, including team-work, sportsmanship, work-ethic, and responsibility, to name a few. Furthermore, our goal is to foster an environment where classroom learning is valued and rewarded just as much as athletic achievement on the basketball court, creating a truly balanced education. To accomplish this goal, KSA awards two separate scholarships as described below.

All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the eligibility regulations of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and appropriate State Athletic Associations.

A KSA Events Book Scholarship is awarded to every team that participates in a KSA Events Football Games, setting an attainable goal for all participating student-athletes. This scholarship (a one-time award of $1000) is to defer the cost of secondary education in support of KSA’s mission to promote education.

Each team’s winner of the KSA Book Scholarship is selected by the school Principal and/or Athletic Director and/or Coach based on the following criterion:

The award is to be granted to the best all-around student-athlete on the team that participated in the KSA Event. This definition is to include accomplishment and leadership not only on the court, but also in the classroom and community. It is the specific intent of KSA Events not to simply reward the athlete with the greatest physical ability. It is rather intended to reward the example set by those students who excel on the court and who take the lessons of athletics into the world to benefit themselves and others.

FAN ZONE

KSA Events is proud to offer our Tag-Along Fan program, which allows the family and friends of participating athletes to travel with the team.

This means that you will contact us directly to sign up, make payments, and receive information, freeing your coach to concentrate on the team and the season, not your travel arrangements.

Benefits exclusive to Tag-Along Fans include the following, just to name a few:

  • Travel with the team and take part in all of the same fun activities they do
  • Receive the same great pricing discount offered to student groups
  • Have all of the detail work taken care of for you by our travel staff
  • Attend KSA Events sponsored functions such as the exclusive Welcome Dinner, Pre-Game Tailgate party, post game team Celebration meal and activities that are specific to the team and Tag-Along Fans. (anyone who makes their own travel arrangements can not participate in these events)

EXCLUSIVE FAN INCLUSIONS

  • Welcome Dinner Event
  • Game Day Pep Rally
  • Pre Game Tail Gate Party
  • Post Game Team Celebration

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COACHES CORNER

The COACHES CORNER section of our site is designed to make the tournament process easy for coaches from start to finish, so you can concentrate on the upcoming season.

If you are new to the site, Sign Up Here to begin the process or if you have already begun the process or have login credentials from a previous event, you may Login Here and complete your teams registration.

You begin the Sign Up process by completing the Information Request Form. This form will provide KSA Events with all the information that we need to prepare a proposal customized for you. Once your proposal is ready, you will receive an email notification from which you may Login to the KSA Events website and complete the registration process for your team.

Please call or email us at info@ksaevents.net if you have any questions.

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 Tournament Schedule/Results


Aug 23 – Aug 27, 2017: Kick-off Classic – ORLANDO & HAWAII

Aug 30 – Sept 3, 2017:  Game of the Week – ORLANDO, DALLAS, SAN DIEGO

  • Aug

    24th

    JV - Palmett HS (FL) vs Chatfield HS (CO)

    3:00 PM, ESPN Field 18

    45-6

  • Aug

    24th

    Merritt Island HS (FL) vs Avon HS (OH)

    6:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

    16-20

  • Aug

    24th

    Braden River HS (FL) vs Chatfield HS (CO)

    6:00 PM, ESPN Field 18

    49-32

  • Aug

    24th

    Baron Collier HS (FL) vs Crescenta Valley HS (CA)

    9:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

    31-34

  • Aug

    24th

    Poinciana HS (FL) vs Whittier Christian HS (CA)

    9:00 PM, ESPN Field 18

    28-20

  • Aug

    25th

    JV - South Elgin HS (OH) vs Avon HS (OH)

    10:00 AM, ESPN Field 17

    6-35

  • Aug

    25th

    Freshman - Braden River HS (FL) vs Delaware Valley HS (PA)

    2:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

    0-34

  • Aug

    25th

    JV - University HS (FL) vs Delaware Valley HS (PA)

    3:00 PM, ESPN Field 18

  • Aug

    25th

    Fort Pierce HS (FL) vs Delaware Valley HS (PA)

    5:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

    14-19

  • Aug

    25th

    Florida HS (FL) vs Marple Newtown HS (PA)

    6:00 PM, ESPN Field 18

    19-18

  • Aug

    25th

    Oxbridge Academy (FL) vs Archbishop Wood (PA)

    8:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

    13-14

  • Aug

    25th

    Ransom Everglades HS (FL) vs South Elgin HS (IL)

    9:00 PM, ESPN Field 18

    0-47

  • Aug

    26th

    JV - Braden River HS (FL) vs Arch Bishop Wood HS (PA)

    10:00 AM, ESPN Field 17

  • Sept

    1st

    Auburndale HS (FL) vs Northern Valley Reg (NJ)

    6:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

  • Sept

    1st

    Seminole Ridge HS (FL) vs Memphis University (TN)

    9:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

  • Sept

    2nd

    JV - Acalanes HS (CA) vs Northern Valley Regional (NJ)

    10:00 AM, ESPN Field 17

  • Sept

    2nd

    Suncoast HS (FL) vs Acalanes HS (CA)

    7:00 PM, ESPN Field 17

TEAM FUNDRAISING

At least 90% of teams that travel with KSA Events fundraise the entirety of their trip. With over 25 years of experience working with teams from all skill levels and demographics, KSA Events has compiled best practices in order to assist you in making this trip a reality.
Whether it is through a fundraising powerpoint or in our KSA Events Fundraising Handbook, we have the resources needed to help you.

  • Share your story though HUDL.com or GoFundMe.com accounts which allow you to virtually monitor fundraising goals
  • Setup individual player accounts
  • Allows your teams and athletes to divide and conquer your goals
  • Capture commitment from all of your athletes at the first meeting with our Fundraising Commitment Sheet

KSA Events Fundraising Handbook

Fundraising Schedule

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