Welcome to the 2018 Central Indiana Border Wars site

Coaches –

Welcome to the 2018 Central Indiana Border Wars Football Tournament!

· Registration – Open from approximately September 1 – October 13
· Coaches Meeting / Draw – October 14 (likely in Zionsville or Carmel)
· Opening Weekend (Pool Games) – October 20-21 ( approx. 75 games over 2 days split @ Brownsburg, Carmel and HSE)
· Bracket Play

Weeknight Games (Mon-Thur) – Oct 22-25 (approx. 40 games at Center Grove and HSE – Lighted fields)

Final Four Games (Sat) – Oct 27 – (18 total games at Center Grove)

Championships (Sun) – Oct 28 – (9 total games at Center Grove)


What – Football tournament designed for Recreational League All-Star Teams in Grades 2 to 6.

When – Begins Saturday, October 20. Championship games on Saturday, October 28.

Divisions – We will separate each Grade into two divisions based on the relative size of your program. Big School (for larger programs) and Small School (for smaller programs). We would generally expect most 6A and 5A high school feeder programs to play in the Big School Division. However, the tournament committee will consider requests to be placed in a certain division on an as needed basis. In addition, if your program brings 2 teams to the tournament in a given grade, we will typically allow the 2nd team to be placed in the lower, Small School division. Full-time travel teams will be evaluated for participation by the tournament committee and will be required to play in the Big School division (participation will be subject to consideration by the tournament committee).

Format - All teams will be guaranteed 3 GAMES. There will be two (2) pool play games the first weekend of the tournament. Teams will be seeded based on pool play results. Bracket play seeding will be set as follows: Pool play record, Head to Head Games, Point Differential (using a +/- 21 per game maximum), Points Allowed, then Coin Toss. Bracket play will be single elimination.

Entry Cost - $375/team. Gate fee of $5/family or $3/person. We will provide 3 officials for each game (approx. $150/game) in order to provide an outstanding football experience. Please understand that the entry cost does not cover the cost of officials, therefore a gate fee is required.

Locations – Carmel, HSE/Fishers, Brownsburg and Center Grove

Rules and Team Roster Forms – It is imperative that each team read and follow the rules of participation and complete the appropriate roster forms and information. Updated rules and roster forms have been posted to the Central Indiana Border Wars Tournament Website (www.indyborderwars.com). Each team will be required to provide a Jersey #, Birth Certificate, Grade Verification for each player. Players will be weighed in prior to their first game.

Game Play Rules – With the exception of specified rules that have been designed for this tournament, we will follow Indiana HS football rules in terms of clock operation, timeouts, etc. Please be sure to read the tournament rules and be familiar with certain items for each Grade/Division.

Mandatory Coaches Meeting – Coaches meeting and pool play draw will be held on Sunday, October 14 at Zionsville High School. Tournament rules, pool play game draws, and questions will be discussed at that meeting. Pool play games will be drawn out of a hat and will be completely random. Please make sure a representative from your team is in attendance as we will discuss tournament rules and answer any questions.