What are the rules regarding naming of the teams?

October 16, 2017 sandybeckett

YSF allows each of the coaches/organizations to determine their own team names.  However we discourage the use of NFL team names without regional or geographic additions (i.e. “Atlanta Falcons” would discouraged but “Meadow creek Falcons” is fine). The tournament will assign a code to each team for the purposes of game schedules.  In cases where individual leagues do not allow teams to play in the Spring program with the same name as their Fall program league names, teams are advised to change their names accordingly.

Many teams operate their fall and spring programs as seperate entities, in order to avoid the challenge of breaking “pre-season” practice by-laws.  Currently the tournament has teams from just about every association or affiliation.