Athletes and coaches, we are excited to host you on Saturday, October 5 for the 2019 State Flag Football Tournament in Neenah!

Below is key information regarding your competition:

Chaperones & Agency Volunteers

Each Agency is to bring enough responsible individuals to the event to handle your team’s needs, such as during the games, in restrooms, during lunch, etc.  We are unable to provide volunteers for such assistance. Be sure that your chaperones/volunteers are registered as a SOWI Class A Volunteer, as required.


The head coach from each team must check in to Tournament Central at least 20 minutes prior to their first game.

Tournament Central 

Tournament Central will be located under the large white tent on the grass behind the school.

Roster & Scratches

Coaches and/agency managers have been sent a copy of their team roster. Please carefully check it for accuracy to be sure all of your athletes are correctly listed. Please contact the Tournament Director, Jody LaPlante, at (920) 731-1614 or if there is an error. An individual not included on the entry form may not be added to your roster.

If for any reason you decide to remove your team from the State Tournament, please contact Tournament Director, Jody LaPlante, at (920) 731-1614 or

Official Scorecards

The head coach from each team will receive two copies of your team’s Official Roster in your Check-in Pack. LEGIBLY PRINT your players’ jersey numbers next to each athlete’s name. Turn the card in to your field’s score table.

Uniforms & Equipment 

Any team member(s) in non-compliance with the rules regarding Uniforms and Equipment as stated in your Competition Guide will be penalized as documented. As a reminder, numbers located only on the back of the uniform are acceptable this year only. Do not allow athletes on the field without proper uniforms. All teams must bring their own belts.

Equipment Storage & Valuables 

The school will be available for teams (please no ball throwing or games inside the school). Each Agency is responsible for bringing all other team equipment needed, and to protect and/or lock up their valuable/personal items. Special Olympics WI is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.


Head Coach Check-in


Check in to Tournament Central at least
20 minutes prior to their first game.
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.


Coaches Meeting


9:15 a.m.


Opening Ceremony


Teams will be asked to line up on the south
end of the football field #1. During the Opening Ceremony,
teams will be welcomed in individually, accompanied by music.
9:30 a.m.



Competition Begins



1hr and 15min will be scheduled for each game slot.
However, if a game ends early, teams for the next game
are expected to take the field to warm up and be ready to play.
Schedule changes will be communicated to the Head Coaches, as-needed, throughout the day.
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concession Stand Open  


3:00 p.m.


Last Scheduled Game


*The Games Management Committee reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to the schedule as-needed.

Pre-Game Warm-Ups 

Prior to their scheduled game time, teams are to warm up on the available/adjacent field to main competition area. It is the responsibility of the teams to warm up ahead of time and be ready to play when they arrive on their designated game field.

Awards & Results

Awards Presentation will take place on each field following a placement-determining game. The official tournament results will be posted at Tournament Central. Results will also be mailed as soon as possible following the event.

Protest Committee

If needed during the tournament, the Protest Committee will consist of the Supervisor of Referees, Game Referee and a Special Olympics WI staff member.

Medical Forms & First Aid

Each Agency is to bring along all medical supplies needed for any existing conditions (i.e. athletic tape, ice packs, band-aids, ankle wraps, etc.). We will provide medical assistance for any injury suffered at the competition site. Each team MUST BRING copies of athlete medical forms as well as Medical Update forms/cards for each of the athletes as needed.

FREE! Healthy Habits

Be sure to stop by the Healthy Habits Education Station! Learn about staying warm in cold weather. There will be FREE give-a-ways for Special Olympics athletes that are competing in the tournament.

Contact Us

For questions or more information, please contact the Tournament Director, Jody LaPlante, at (920) 731-1614 or During the event, please visit Tournament Central for assistance.


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