adidas 7v7 Virginia State Championships
We are excited to announce the creation of the first annual adidas 7v7 VA State Championship. The statewide event will feature 64 7v7 prep teams from the southern states competing in the Championship event on June 28 - 30 at Dorey Park, Henrico, VA. The competition will feature pool play, bracket play, an 8 team playoff and a state championship game.
Last year, the Series was launched in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana - selling out in each state. The winning teams competed in the Southeast Championship in Valdosta, Georgia. The Championship platform was officially supported by the each state’s coaching associations, given our support of prep football coaches and scholastic 7v7. No all-star teams are allowed in any of our tournaments.
In 2016, the adidas State Championship Series will be the biggest 7v7 platform in the country. Besides Virginia, the Series will take place in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With more than 12,000 expected athletes, 3,000 prep coaches and 500 prep teams, the Series has become the national blueprint for 7v7 football. We anticipate adding a National Championship in the near future.
The Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) is proud to partner with Airo, the creator of this platform to make this event a success. The Airo principals are David Menard, a long time champion and pioneer of Florida 7v7 events, and Richard McGuinness, the creator of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC. Both men are excited about providing a first-class experience for our athletes and coaches.
The VHSCA has partnered with Airo to advance the idea of prep coaches and athletes, practicing and playing together during the off-season, under the third party exception. This platform also supports our belief in year-round skill development and competition in a first-class, safe and exciting environment. We understand that prep coaches compete in 7v7 football to help their teams get better.
New in 2016, we're excited to partner with Krossover, the leading video breakdown and scouting service. Krossover will analyze Airo7v7 games and provide tagged and searchable video to every coach and player, accessible on any device.
We will limit this event to just 64 prep teams on a first come basis.
Our Co-State Directors are Richard McFee; cell (804) 690-2198, and Brad Bradley; cell (434) 238-6733, who will be coordinating the outreach to the teams from around the state.
We are excited to see you and your team this June to compete in Virginia’s biggest 7v7 event.
For even more information or to register, please visit www.airo7v7.com
David Menard, Founder and Partner
Rich McGuinness, Partner
adidas 7v7 Documents