Over 1,200 players will gather for a great time at the 11th annual Father & Son Bowl. This is not a serious competition. You don’t have to be athletic or in shape, it’s all about having a fun time. Below are a few highlights.

  • 6 on 6 backyard style flag football.
  • For all skill levels. No big egos.
  • Skill Zone with punt, pass, run, and kick stations.
  • Tailgate Zone with food vendors and cornhole
  • A live DJ and door prizes.
  • High energy interactive pregame player rallies and fly overs!
  • Sideline and game news reporters.


Fathers and sons* from ages 5 to 95. Grandfathers and grandsons, uncles and nephews, mentors and mentees, or if you are a man that plays a significant role in a young man’s life you can play together too.

*If you have a son (or know of one) whose father is unable to play for some reason or if you are a single mom with a son, these boys can sign up too. We have men who will team up with them and play for the day.


A father and son(s) play on the same team (in the same game) and will be teamed up with other fathers and sons of similar age.


Groups can request to play together as a team. All teams will consist of 8 or more players. If you are entering a team of 5, 6 or 7 players, a few players may be added to your team. You can even reserve your own game if you have enough players for two teams. We reserve the right to adjust or change any team up to and on game day. No teams are exclusive. For more important info on teams and reserving a game go to Extra Points.


40% of kids in the U.S. grow up without a father in the home. Stop for a second and think if you know any boys or young men that don't have a dad in their life. If you do, consider bringing them and making a positive impact in their life.


SATURDAY, February 4, 2017 (Super Bowl weekend)

There are 3 different Time Slots to choose from. See the Game Day Schedule below. When registering you will indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd Time Slot preference. For more important info on Time Slots go to Extra Points.

SUNDAY, February 5th is an exclusive day for fatherless boys in our community. See MVP Sunday for more details.


Franklin, TN, Lasko Fields, Columbia Avenue


$25 per player until January 22. Price includes entry fee, t-shirt, portrait, and more. Each registered player will play one game.

$30 per player AFTER January 22.

A portion of the proceeds benefit fatherless children through Franktown Open Hearts and Justice and Mercy International.

Cancellation Policy: Entry fees are non-refundable. No exceptions. Once registered, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. Registration fees cannot be transferred. 

How to Register

Go to the Registration page for all the sign up info and to register online.

Registration CLOSES January 29 unless event is already full.

Space is limited. Sign up ASAP! Every year fills up. Early registrants get time slot preferences over later registrants. Once registration is full, players can sign up for the Standby List. 

Game Day Schedule

SATURDAY, February 4th
Each registered player will play one game. When registering you will indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Time Slot preference (NOT round or game time). You must select at least two different Time Slots. Once Time Slot preferences are submitted, they cannot be changed. For more important info on Time Slots go to Extra Points. We do not accept specific game time requests unless you are reserving your own game. 

Once all the games have been set, you will be notified of the specific Round number you are playing in. See Game Times. Changes cannot be made once games are set.

Time Slot 1

Round 1
Sign In:  7:15 – 7:45 am
Pre-Game Rally:  7:45 – 8:15
Games:  8:30 – 9:45
Round 2
Sign In:  8:30 – 9:00 am
Pre-Game Rally:  9:15 – 9:45
Games:  10:00 – 11:15

Time Slot 2

Round 3
Sign In:  10:30 – 11:00 am
Pre-Game Rally:  11:15 – 11:45
Games:  12:00 – 1:15
Round 4
Sign In:  12:00 – 12:30 pm
Pre-Game Rally:  12:45 – 1:15
Games:  1:30 – 2:45

Time Slot 3

Round 5
Sign In:  1:45 – 2:15 pm
Pre-Game Rally:  2:30 – 3:00
Games:  3:15 – 4:30
Round 6
Sign In:  3:15 – 3:45 pm
Pre-Game Rally:  4:00 – 4:30
Games:  4:45 – 6:00

Events and times subject to change.

The goal of the Father & Son Bowl is to bring fathers and sons closer together and encourage fathers to be the loving and strong leaders that they are created to be!

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