HFL Frequently Asked Questions

Wait...Human Foosball? That's a thing? Absolutely! Imagine a normal tabletop foosball game, blown up to life-size proportions. Teams are made up of 6-10 people, and 6 players are allowed on the court at any given time. Similar to their table-bound counterparts, players are limited to side-to-side movement in order to get the ball across the court and past the other team's goalie. The team scoring the most goals at the end of each game wins.

How many people can be on a team? Teams are made up of 6-10 people, with 6 people on the court at any given time.

What do I get for signing up? Every participant in the 2019 HFL Tournament will receive HFL-branded gear as well as free food and drinks throughout the day. Players can also enjoy live music, yard games, and a tailgating atmosphere in between rounds. The best thing you'll receive when signing up, however, is the knowledge that you're helping some of the most vulnerable kids in our community.

What does gameplay look like? Check out photos from last year's event here or watch footage showing gameplay here.

What can I do while my team is waiting for the next game to begin? Networking opportunities as well as food, drinks, music, and tailgating-style games will be available throughout the day.

What are Game Changers? A game changer is an opportunity to put your team ahead. Extra donations to the kids at YESS provide your team with an advantage (or the opposing team with a disadvantage) that can help your team score a goal or move on to the next round.

Is there an age limit to enter the event? All HFL participants must be 18 years or older to enter. We will be checking ID’s and providing wristbands to anyone 21 or older who wishes to consume alcohol during the tournament.

Can I show up late? If your team will not have 6 people present when your first game starts, you will play with as many players as are available. We may be able to schedule your team’s first game later in the afternoon, however, if you let us know ahead of time.

Can I leave early? The quarterfinal round will start at approximately 4:30pm, with semifinal and final rounds beginning around 5:00pm. If your team does not make it to the later rounds of gameplay, you are welcome to leave early or stick around and watch the tournament games. Any teams that qualify for the later rounds of gameplay must play with team members present or forfeit their game.

My business/organization is interested in partnership opportunities. How can I learn more? We would be happy to discuss sponsorship opportunities and the many benefits provided to event partners. Email [email protected] for more information. 

I have a question that isn't listed here. Who can I talk to?We would love to answer any questions you have about this action-packed event! Drop a line to [email protected] or call 515-282-9377 and ask for Jana Daisy or Bridget Porto.