The 7th Annual Miami Dolphins 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament Presented by Under Armour and the National Guard will take place Friday, June 13-15.
Friday, June 13
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Symposium held in The Arena at the Don Taft University Center on the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie (3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314).
Saturday, June 14
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. – 7-on-7 games at Central Park in Plantation (9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324).
Sunday June 15
9 a.m. – 7 on 7 Championship Games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens (347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056).
The 7th annual 7-on-7 tournament three-day event begins on Friday, June 13 with a symposium focusing on character development and specific skill training. The character development portion includes guest speakers, including NFL players and coaches. The high school players will be taught practical life lessons and preparation for standardized tests, along with discussions on life after high school, personal development and community service.
On-field components of the NFL’s High School Player Development (HSPD) Program include fundamental skill development by position, reviews and individual competitions. As part of on-field training, players focus on both an offensive and a defensive position and eventually apply their newly-learned fundamentals to live drills.
Over 50 high schools from the Tri-county area and Southwest Florida will be represented at the event, including: American Senior High School, Archbishop Curley, Booker T. Washington, Calvary Christian, Cardinal Newman, Carol City, Champagnat Catholic, Coconut Creek, Columbus, Deerfield Beach, Dillard, Douglas, Dr. Krop, Dwyer, Flanagan, Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver, Hialeah Gardens, Island Coast, Jupiter Christian, Keys Gate, Lake Worth, Mater Academy, Miami Country Day, Miami Jackson, Miami Killian Senior, Miami Pace, Miami Senior High, Miami Springs, Miami Sunset, Miramar, Monarch, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Northeast, Nova, Piper, Seminole Ridge, South Plantation, Southridge, Stranahan, Suncoast Community, Taravella, Village Academy, Western, Westland Hialeah and Westminister Academy.
The high school football tournament will begin on Saturday, June 14 at 8:00 a.m. The tournament will consist of Round Robin play and then move into a single elimination format. The final 8 teams will play on Sunday, June 15 at Sun Life Stadium that will crown one high school football champion.
The winning high school team will represent South Florida and the Miami Dolphins in the 2014 HSPD National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 14th – 15th. Former winners Booker T. Washington and Glades Central have won the national championship in previous years.