The AYF King of Spring Event is a stay-to-play-event. You must stay in a housing provider below for the duration of the tournament to remain eligible to compete. Updates will be made shortly to this page.
|Hotel Name||Rate||Reservation Contact|
|Gaylord Palms Orlando||$189**||ReservationWeblink coming soon|
|Red Lion Lake Buena Vista South||$89.00||Elisa Quinones 407-997-3224
|Wyndham Resort & Conference Center||$89.99||917-520-9599|
|Fairfield Kissimmee Celebration||$104.00||407-218-8885|
|Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration||$89.00||(407) 997-7040|
|Maingate Lakeside Resort||$55.00||407-997-1114|
|Clarion Suites Maingate|
* indicates breakfast special, see hotel details for more information. None of the above rates include taxes, which you are responsible for. Florida Tax rates are approxiately 13.5%. Prices may vary slightly, but are unlikey to change.** The Gaylord Plams chages a $30 resort fee per night, which includesResort Wide Internet Access Includes: Enhanced in-room wireless Internet Access for up to 6 devices, Basic Wireless Internet Access in Public Areas and Convention Center on a Shared Network, two bottled waters replenished daily in your guest room, 24-hour access to Relâche Fitness Center, scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks & Disney Springs®, based on first come first serve available
to all guests. (shuttle can hold up to 55 people), local, toll-free, and domestic long-distance telephone calls, $10 credit towards dry cleaning services, private training session (15 min.) at Relâche Fitness Center (Limited sessions available Tue - Sat from 5 a.m. - 12 p.m. Appointments required, please visit the fitness center to sign up) and one bucket of range balls at nearby Celebration Golf Club.
Family and friends you are not required to stay within the AYF reserved room block or at AYF's official lodging establishments; however, enough rooms have been reserved to accommodate all our attendees, as well as their friends and families. Room blocks will be held until the last team/squad who qualifies for nationals, secures their rooms.
If you are booking a room as a family member, friend, volunteer and/or spectator and you want to stay in one of the approved AYF hotels and wish to receive the same AYF discounted pricing You MUST: Call the hotel directly at the phone number listed below and Identify yourself when making the reservation as attending the AYF event.
IMPORTANT: AYF will only issue Player Credentials based on the hotel room reservations tied to Team Booking Codes.
How to book hotel rooms for the American Youth Football and Cheer National Championships®:
Step 1. Recieve an Invite to the AYF King of Spring Event.
Teams/squads will only be able to register and book rooms once they have registered for participation in the AYF King of Spring Tournament.
Step 2. Register your team via the On-line Registration Platform.
Upon completion of the on-line registration form, each team will receive a unique Team Booking Code.
Step 3. Call an AYF approved hotel (listed below) and give the hotel's reservation specialist your Team Booking Code to make your approved booking in the AYF room-block.
PLEASE NOTE: Simply booking a reservation in an AYF-approved hotel will not meet AYF's requirements and your team will not be eligible to play in the King of Spring competition. The Team Booking Code must be given to hotel booking staff at the time of reservation for your team to be eligible.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Credentialing and Hotel Policy
AYF will issue (4) four OFFICIAL PLAYER/COACH CREDENTIALS per hotel room reserved for the week of the event. (i.e. if a team books 7 hotel rooms for the event using its AYF booking number, they will receive 28 Player/Coach Credentials for his/her players/cheerleaders and coaches.
Meaning only 28 credentials will be alloted (kids and coaches) and 28 persons will be allowed to participate in the National Championships.
NOTE: If a team books 8 rooms and is entitled to receive 32 player credentials, but only has 30 players on its official roster, AYF will withhold the 2 extra credentials.
ALSO: If a team books 9 rooms and is entitled to receive 36 player credentials, and that team has up to 3 extra players, that team will not be required to book an extra room, AYF will issue up to 3 player credentials to teams whose player roster is not divisible by 4.
If teams are not booked into the AYF-approved hotels with their reservations tied to their unique booking code, they will not be eligible to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Teams will not be placed in the bracket/schedule if we do not have confirmation from the hotels of your reservation per your booking code.
IMPORTANT: Reservations made for participants are guaranteed reservations and are not cancelable. They cannot be canceled and require a minimum stay. If you do not show up, your credit card will still be charged.
As long as your team or squad is on the competition schedule, you will not be allowed to check out of your hotel. Once you have finished competing, the hotel will be notified and you will be able to check out.
Checking out of an approved hotel prior to your elimination from the tournament will result in your team's immediate disqualification from the tournament.
Please note that this process is imperative. Due to the large number of people traveling for this event, this strict booking process is necessary to ensure that all participants, their friends and families can be accommodated by hotels in the event area. (No exceptions will be made).
Tax Exemption To take advantage of tax exemption in the state of Florida, AYF members who have 501(c)3 status through AYF can fill out a Florida Certificate of Exemption and file with the state of Florida. Without filing this form, 501(c)3 organizations CANNOT use their tax benefits in Florida and will be subject to state taxes, ie. hotel tax. The form can be found at myayf.com.
To file for tax exemption in Florida you must include:
1. The FL exemption form (posted on MyAYF.com)
2. A copy of your determination letter from the IRS and/or the letter we issued to you that states you are a 501(c)3 under the AYF umbrella
3. A copy of the group determination letter that is available on Myayf.com.
Please note that you will only be able to use the tax-exempt certificate if you are paying with either a company check whose name matches the tax exempt certificate or with a credit card that matches the tax exempt certificate.
The state of Florida takes 30-45 days to process and return the tax exempt certificate by mail - so you will want to process this ASAP to ensure that your leagues/teams will have it in time for Nationals.