Who is NLG?

Next Level Greats (NLG) is the Nation’s top travel 7on7 program. NLG plays in more tournaments that anyone in the country. NLG Travels farther than any other 7on7 program in the country. NLG plays against the toughest competition. NLG is the 2 time Defending NFA 7v7 National Champion & 3 time consecutive #1 National Ranking. To Date, Over 300 players have earned scholarships to college.

Should My Child Play Travel 7v7 Football

NLG is a development program. We accept whoever wants to be great, and we try to instill the mental and physical tools that will steer them on the path to becoming great. Travel 7v7 is a competitive off-season component that requires a substantial financial & time commitment and a relentless work ethic. By learning proper technique, performing thousands of reps, and competing against elite talent, players return to their high school program a better football player than what they were the previous season. Players that have the desire to become a great football player and parents that have the desire for their sons to become great football players should try out for NLG travel 7on7 program.

How many teams / players will NLG have?

NLG will field

  • 18 U National Teams
  • 18U Regional Teams
  • 15U National Teams
  • 15U Regional Teams
  • 13U Regional Teams (12U teams will fall under 13U)
  • 11U Teams
How are the teams selected?

Athletes trying out for the National Teams will tryout on November 28th. Athletes trying out for the Regional Teams will tryout on December 4th. A select number of athletes will make the roster based on their age division. Once on the roster, players will be evaluated at practices and training sessions for a spot on the respective teams.

How much does it cost?

NLG season fee will vary based on the circuit that you play. The fee for the National Teams is $3,200 per player. The fee for the Regional Teams is $2,500 per player. 13U Teams will follow the regional schedule. The season fee will cover supervised practices and training sessions with coaches and athletic trainers in attendance for each, uniforms, tournament costs, administrative costs, & costs related to recruiting assistance. Transportation and lodging costs will be the responsibility of the parent / family of the players. Each player/parent/family is free to travel using the mode that is best for them. The major difference in the cost is the National teams travel nationally and will incur the most travel / lodging costs, the regional teams travel far, but not as far or as often as the National Teams. The National Schedule and Regional Schedule will be given out at the respective tryouts. It is expected for the National Teams to Fly to tournaments in Florida 6 times, beginning in January, in addition to Texas, St. Louis, Toronto (passport needed), and Myrtle Beach. All other locations are within driving distance.

What is the schedule for NLG 7v7?

Beginning in December, we will have position specific training on Friday nights and 7on7 practices on Sunday mornings/afternoons. The 1st Tournament is in early January. The last tournament is the National Championship in June. Tournaments will typically last an entire weekend Friday to Sunday night. When a college tour is included in the tournament weekend, we will typically leave on a Thursday night and visit colleges that Friday prior to the tournament. A letter from the college is sent to players to turn in to the high school. Many schools will excuse the absence if visiting colleges. Some do not excuse the absence.

How many colleges do you visit during a season?

The number of colleges that NLG will visit varies per year. The most we have visited in one 7on7 season was 36. The least amount that we have visited was 11.

How is playing time determined?

Everyone will play during pool play. However, in elimination play, playing time is not guaranteed. The decision for playing time will be made by the coach of the team.

What is included in the uniform?

Each player will receive Practice shorts, practice shirts, a tournament uniform with compression shorts and compression shirts, sweat pants, hoodie / jacket, travel duffel bag and soft shell helmet. Players on the National teams only will receive Adidas supplied uniforms in addition to cleats and gloves. 

I play another sport, can I still play 7v7?

Yes. We encourage players to cross train and play multiple sports, especially during the early years of your athletic career. We will receive a copy of the schedule for the other sports, and try to teach the player to become an expert in time management.

Will playing 7v7 get me recruited?

NO! 7v7 alone is not enough for you to get recruited. 7v7 should be used as a tool to get reps and get better at your craft. Using the technique and improved skill at college camps and during your upcoming season, hopefully you perform well enough to get recruited.

What will get me recruited by colleges?

Highest GPA possible, have great film at your high school, be a great teammate, be a great leader, and do the right thing on and off the field.

Does NLG work with a recruiting service?

No. NLG does not work with any recruiting services. NLG has an in-house service that goes above and beyond the norm that is offered at an additional fee. This service is not promoted because if you do what you need to do in the classroom and on the field, you do not need to pay for recruiting help.

If you would like information on NLG's recruiting service, please fill out there form here.

What makes NLG different than any other program?

We get more reps. We practice more. We play more games. We travel farther. We visit more colleges. We play the hardest schedule in the country. And most importantly we have more fun.

What if my high school coach does not want me to participate in NLG?

If you high school coach does not you to participate, have your parents speak with your coach. If he still does not want you to participate after the conversation with your parents, do not participate.  

What if I miss the tryout?

If you know in advanced that you will not be able to attend the tryout, please register and notify a coach. The coaches will make arrangements to bring you to a training session prior to the tryout. 

I live 2+ hours away, can I still do NLG?

In previous years, NLG has had players from as far north as Connecticut and as far south as Maryland. As long as you can attend the scheduled practices and tournaments, you can tryout to make one of the teams.