The Strong Center is prepared to field 7v7 teams for ages from 8 to 13.

What is 7on7?

You may be asking..."What is 7on7 football?" 7on7 is a fun, competitive, non-contact way to play football. It is all passing and allows scoring both on the offense and defense (interceptions = points). The passing game in football takes a lot of time to practice and perfect--time spent during the fall season is often not enough to develop the timing and skills necessary. Spring 7on7 participation helps tremendously in this regard.

Who should participate?
Since this is a passing only, no rushing league, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and quarterbacks are all that's needed to participate on offense. On defense, the typical pass coverage positions are needed--linebackers, cornerbacks, & safeties. No offensive or defensive linemen are used in 7on7, but we have had some athletic linemen make the jump to play tight end and linebacker in previous seasons. We encourage players that will be playing in the fall and those that played this past fall to participate. Any players that want to improve their skills in the football passing game are encouraged to join us!

What does the season look like?

  • Registration will open Sunday, February 13th.
  • Regular practices will start on Monday, March 29th, and we'll plan on practice twice per week on  afternoon/evenings for 2 hours between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fuquay-Varina Elementary School Park.
  • The season would consist of tournament play (3 tournaments) with scrimmage/games locally (as available) through the spring.
  • Local Scrimmage Games are with teams from Lillington, Cary, Fayetteville and others as negotiated.
  • Our Tournament options (subject to discussion with teams) are as follows:
    1. April 9th - "Turf War" - Fayetteville, NC - Step it Up Athletics
    2. April16th - "King of the Hill" - Raleigh, NC
    3. May 21&22 - Battle in the Upstate - Charlotte, NC - Blazing 7on7
    4. May 14&15 - Queen City Showdown - Matthews, NC - Blazing 7on7
    5. May 28&29 - National Championship- Rock Hill, SC - Blazing 7on7
    6. June ?? - NYFO National Championship, Raleigh, NC (www.playnyfo.com)

We may see other tournaments open up that may be options but 7v7 is still emerging in the area.  The teams will work with their coaches to identify best options as we move into the spring season.  Additional tournament play may be optional for teams at added cost for tournament fees, but three (3) tournaments are assumed in base fee.

What are the Costs?
The total cost for 7on7 participation is $250 ($20 non-refundable tryout fee + $230 after team acceptance) which will include shorts and shirt, hoodie, mouthpiece, tournament play fee registrations, and administration.  Soft shell helmets are available and will be provided if necessary.  Travel expenses are not included yet the team will work with participants to accommodate everyone and leverage best pricing and travel arrangement (ie. carpools).  Financial assistance is available upon request through the registration process.

Do you have interest in other age groups for 7on7?

The Strong Center is interested in assisting with the logistics and administration to provide football in our area--please contact us if you are interested in pursuing team leadership.  If you are new to the Strong Center, please register for an account so that information will be received for our spring offerings.  Click the "Login" or "Register" links at the top right of the page to begin the registration process and join the Family!