SATURDAY, Aug. 11TH 5pm to 8pm & SUNDAY, Aug. 12th 5pm to 7pm and TUESDAY, Aug 14th 9am to 12pm at Disney All-Star Sports Resort Lobby. Proceed to the main lobby and follow the registration signs. Make sure all paperwork is filled out prior to arrival to ensure a speedy check-in for all participants. Get Registration Form and Waivers here: Registration Form Waivers
Every Athlete Competing in the 2007 IFPA World Footbag Championships will need to sign a Disney waiver and a footbag waiver and receive a Disney Credential that allows you access to the sports complex. There will be only one credential issued to each player and losing your credential means you need to buy another or pay your way into the sports complex each day. No exceptions. So take care and don’t lose your Credential.
ATHLETE/COACH CREDENTIALS. All athletes and coaches will receive a credential for participation at registration (upon completion of the Disney Sports Waiver). This credential MUST be used EVERY time you enter the complex. Lost credentials will need to be replaced by purchasing a ticket at the Box office.
We are staying at the All-Star Sports Resort in Disney World. Rooms are $65 per night with up to 4 persons in each room. Reservations can be made through our events travel agent Anthony Travel.
We can reserve rooms for $65 per night with up to 4 occupants per room. You can no longer book rooms at the Disney All-Star Sports Resort on line but you can still call Anthony Travel at(800) 736-6377 and they can help you. It would be nice if everyone reserved rooms though Anthony Travel because we have blocks of rooms reserved and the accounting of those rooms will be easier.
Note: At this point in time the Anthony Travel website can not reserve your room over the internet or says “Sold Out”, Please call Anthony Travel at (800) 736-6377 to reserve your room.
Please don’t try to contact Disney directly. Chris Ott is the contact and will inform you of updates right here.
The Worlds 2007 official travel agent is available at (800) 736-6377 to help you with room reservation, air travel discounts, rent a car and theme park tickets.
Anthony Travel, based in Texas, will be acting as our travel agent. They have been working with Disney for years and works with most of the sporting events at the Disney sports complex.
Go to: http://www.anthonytravel.com/disney_footbag07.cfm Follow the menu and instructions on our travel web page.
Note: There are many other Hotels available in the nearby area if you have a problem with the All-Star Resort or want a kitchen or something different. Anthony can help you with that also or search the internet.
QUESTIONS? Please call Anthony Travel at (800) 736-6377.
Tickets into the Wide World of Sports Complex can be purchased at the gate. Day passes get you into the complex where several other sporting events will all be going at once. Tournament participants and Staff will be credentialed and get into the complex for free. Ticket Prices: Day Pass $11.25 Adults, $8.50 Child (3-9), under 3 free. Week pass; $37.00 Adults, $27.00 Child.
Disney World Park Tickets
We have special summer discount tickets for all the theme parks in Disney World if you purchase them through Anthony Travel. There are several different packages depending on how many times you want to go. Read carefully. Note: You need to be part of this event as a player, staff member or volunteer and purchase your tickets through Anthony Travel to be eligible for this discount .
What you can and cannot bring onto the Sports Complex grounds
Things you can bring:
- Anyone can bring a 1 gallon personal cooler or a 5 gallon cooler per club filled with goodies.
- You can have drinks in plastic bottles, food, ice, etc…
- Teams may bring in their own tents, provided that they do not stake anything into the ground or interfere with the field of play. Spectators are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. Please NO TENTS/CHAIRS LEFT OVERNIGHT!
Things you can’t bring:
- Alcohol – There are concession stands around the complex and they sell beer and cocktails.
- Glass Bottles
- Illegal Drugs
Concession stands will be open at the fields and in the Milk House. There are also vending machines located inside the Milk House, and at the restrooms near Track & Field. Disney drink cups can be purchased for $12.99, which gives you unlimited fill-ups throughout your stay at the concession fountain drink stations in the hotel and Wide World of Sports
Athletic Trainers will be available at the fields (under the white tents) prior to, during, and after all game times. Athletes seeking preventative taping should bring their own taping supplies or these can be purchased at any merchandise location for $3. Taping services are free for all injuries sustained during competition.
Airport Transportation: Disney Magical Express – Players staying at the Host Hotel can reserve a ride on the Disney Magical Express from the airport Directly to the Hotel.
Disney Shuttle: There is a Disney Shuttle that runs night (last bus from site 7pm) and day all around the Disney World Complex. Players can ride all over the park and specifically to the Sports Complex and our tournament site. From the Host Hotel, you need to get on the MGM Studio shuttle and ride over to MGM. Then you pick up a shuttle to the Sports Complex. The ride could take 45 to 60 minutes, but please do not depend on the Disney buses to get you to the site in time for your performance. Beware of time restrictions with the event scheduling and your performance times.
Rent a Car: Consider renting a car. You can get your own car or group up with others to make cheaper. Rental cars in Orlando are inexpensive and we have discounts from several Rental car companies.
Hertz – 1 800 654-2240. We have a group rate, use this code: CV# 022L2383. These rates are good for the date ranging from August 4-25, 2007.
Parking at the host hotel and site is free of charge. However, it is on a first come first serve basis. Please be advised that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp will be in session, so plan ccordingly for heavy traffic and parking.
Friday Night – Hall of Fame Ceremony
The Footbag Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held at the Friday’s Front Row restaurant. See the map page for directions if driving. A bus that holds 50 people at a time will be available for attendees needing a ride to Fridays Front Row from the site and/or AllStar Hotel. See below for estimate bus pickup and return times. Friday’s Front Row will host our Hall of Fame Ceremony in the upstairs back room which holds over 120 people plus. We will have a big screen with a media presentation. Friday’s Front Row is offering our attendees $3 video game card which are good for a whole hour of play. Their video games are all throughout this sports bar and restaurant. A special menu has been offered to us with a price range of $8 to $12. Vegeterian menu is included as well. We will be able to order from Friday’s regular menu as well.
- Bus schedule here is approximate;
- 7:30pm – bus pickup at DWW Sports complex
- 7:45pm – bus heads to AllStar Sports Hotel
- 8:10pm – bus leaves AllStar Sports Hotel for Friday’s Front Row – Hall of Fame Ceremony
- 8:35pm – bus arrives at Friday’s Front Row and drops off first set of attendees, and then heads back to the AllStar Hotel.
- 9:00pm – bus arrives at AllStar Hotel and picks up 2nd set of attendees
- 9:10pm – bus leaves AllStar Hotel for Friday’s Front Row
- 9:35pm – bus arrives at Friday’s Front Row and stays till 10:30pm
- 10:30pm – bus leaves Friday’s Front Row for AllStar Hotel
- 10:55pm – bus arrives at AllStar Hotel
- 11:05pm – bus leaves AllStar Hotel for Friday’s Front Row
- 11:30pm – bus arrives at Friday’s Front Row
- 11:40pm – bus leaves Friday’s Front Row for AllStar Hotel
- 11:55pm – bus arrives at AllStar Hotel
- if attendees still at Friday’s Front Row, then bus will return to Friday’s Front Row and then back to Hotel
The Milk House at The Disney World Wide World of Sports Complex will be the site of the 2007 IFPA World Footbag Championship Showcase Events August 17th and August 18th Qualifiers will compete for 2007 World Titles. Freestyle Finals and Net Semi-Finals through the Finals are in two big showcase events. Friday features Footbag Net Singles and Freestyle 30 Second Shred, and Saturday features Footbag Net Doubles and Singles Freestyle. The Showcase Events will be played on a sport court or carpeted surface. The Milk House has seating for 500.
Venues, court surfaces
Preliminary Net will be played on Hess Field #4 where the court surface is grass. There are two shaded bleachers as well as several shade structures across the net site.
The grass is perfect and well maintained by the Disney Sports Complex.
This site is going to be extremely hot and humid and hard to play in. Ample water and some shade will be provided across the field to help players with stand these conditions. Warning, come prepared to play in hot, sticky conditions with good chance of playing in the rain. You will want to have a hat and even an umbrella to help shade yourself. Bring your own shade too. Be prepared!
To protect the World Championship run from the outside heat, the Net winner’s bracket through the finals will be played in the Disney’s Milk House where the playing surface will be a sport court flooring.
Outdoor Net sets
We will be using Jimmy-C nets sets on grass for the preliminary and consolation matches.
The Net Directors are trying to confirm availability of around 30 net sets. If you are coming to Worlds and can bring one or more net sets please email me confirmation. We will have lines painted so ropes are not necessary. When you deliver your net to the Net Directors in Orlando they will mark every piece of your set to make sure that you get back exactly what you brought at the end of the tournament. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you can bring a net set.
Indoor Net play will be on a sport court.
All net players competing in this tournament will wear uniforms in all their matches. Also teams competing in doubles events should have matching uniforms. It is enough to have matching shirts. If this is a problem for players registered without a partner, the tournament organization is willing to help.
Refereeing in preliminary matches
All matches in pools should be refereed by a player in same pool. Players playing in a match do the line judging themselves and the head judge is there for making the calls in case of conflicts. The head judge will also be judging net fouls and contact fouls. Also, the head judge is responsible for getting the match going in time and informing the results to the tournament staff.
We will be using official sponsored footbags in every match. Footbags will be provided by the players or tournament director.
Coming and going
Players should inform the tournament staff at the venues when they arrive to the site and especially when they leave. This is very important in order to staying on schedule and also conflicts and uncertainty. When leaving the site, even just for a while, it is important to know where the players have gone and when they are coming back. Matches will be scheduled and players expected to be there and ready to play. Missing a match time will result in disqualification.
Future of Footbag Net Conference
We will be hosting a meeting over the future of footbag net. Our host is 2 time World Champion and Hall of Famer Yves Archambault. Submit your topics to Yves at firstname.lastname@example.org . The location for this conference will be at the AllStar Hotel in the courtyard outside the food court.
Venues, Freestyle Arena surface
Preliminary Freestyle will be played in the Disney’s Milk House Complex where the surface is carpet for qualifying and a Sport Court for the Finals. There is plenty of room to play and practice inside the Milk House or you can go outside and play in the shadows of the extra large building in the complex courtyards.
Music to be used at this event and on the Disney Sports Complex has to be of an innocent nature. Music with profanities, racism, battery or other inappropriate lyrics is not allowed or tolerated by the IFPA or Disney Sports Complex. Players found playing with such music will be disqualified from the event and could be barred from the complex by Disney. Disney and the IFPA hold the right to pull the plug on any routine with inappropriate music. Be warned. If you have music that is close to the edge, pick something else to keep in standing with our Disney surroundings and IFPA rules. Copyright approval not required.
Shred 30 rules
In shred 30 the goal is to reach as high score as possible. No top limit is involved. The player’s score will be counted according to a formula: adds + (uniques * add ratio), where adds mean the total number of adds you manage to hit in 30 seconds, uniques mean the amount of different unique moves you will hit and add ratio comes from a formula: adds/contacts. there will not be any limit for contacts.
The scoring starts when a player hits/tries to hit his first visible move (basically first 3 add move or higher). For example toe->clip->ripwalk, where ripwalk is the first visible move and toe->clip are preparing moves. If a player drops preparing move it is counted as a drop and time starts from there. Also limit for preparing moves is two. If player hits toe->clip->clip then time starts from the second clipper. All drops/hand catches will be counted as 0 add contacts. Time starts from first contact/attempted contact.
More specific rules
- Only 3 add moves and higher will be counted as unique tricks. Adds will be counted normally from every trick even if it is 1 or 2 add move
- Drops are not uniques
- No x-dex will be used
- Barfly, paradon, double over down and down double down all ending to same side clipper are only one unique trick (and their symposium versions too). Also reaper and double switch over will be same trick. So setting surface doesn’t make more uniques in those tricks. Means also that hand toss dod is equal to normal dod and therefore not a unique trick.
This rule has no affect on moves with a set! fairy ss butterfly<->tapping butterfly are still two unique moves, because they have different sets (fairy<->tapping). Also paradon and tapping butterfly are 2 unique tricks.
- The last move of your run will be the one last *set* before the buzzer.
Freestyle Judges Meeting
The freestyle judges’ meeting will take place in the Footbag Room next to the Disney Sports Cafe. Date and time to be announced soon.
“Please bring your music on CD, preferably in mp3 format. You will have to turn in your music for ALL rounds at the Registration desk on-site”
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