On Thursday, the Barton Football Academy announced their 2015 7-on-7 schedule with two events in the Northwest.
First, the Battle in Seattle will take place May 24th at Interlake High School. This is the fifth straight year for the top tournament in the Pacific Northwest.
“This is an event I look forward to every year,” Barton Football Academy Owner Taylor Barton told NEI. “We get to see the best players from the Northwest competing against each other. We will also have a lot of different media outlets that in attendance, so it is a great way for athletes to get exposure.”
The following weekend, May 31st, Barton Football will host the first ever Rose City Rumble in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
“The first annual RCR passing tournament is an exciting event for this area,” BFA’s Head Oregon coach Alex Brink said. “7v7 is an excellent offseason training tool and it will be exciting to have all the top athletes from the NW in one place to compete.”
This year Barton Football has raised the bar as far as player safety, as they will require all athletes to wear soft shell helmets and mouthpieces during play.
“At BFA we want to be at the forefront of player safety and wearing helmets during 7on7 accomplished just that,” Barton says. “It is the direction the entire football nation is going. Some states it is already mandatory that helmets must be worn in any 7on7 competition.”
Every year a team of Alumni of soon to graduate athletes come together to participate in the Battle in Seattle, and this year will be no different. Past participants include Budda Baker (Washington), Myles Jack (UCLA) and Keenan Curran (Air Force).
Athletes can register as a team or as an individual on BFA7on7.com or click the link below for more information.