Blastoff Tournament in New Orleans (NOLA)

Updated January 10, 2018 at 10:30 am

We are looking forward to a great time at this tournament! 


The following teams will participating in the New Orleans Blastoff on January 13-14, 2018!




Tentative Itinerary:

Pickup Date: 1/12/2018

Load Bus: 5:30AM 

Depart Time: 6:00AM

Pickup Address: HEB Kyle, 5401 FM 1626, Kyle TX 78640

Stop Lunch: Appox. 12-1pm at Steamboat Bill's, 1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA, 70601;

CLICK HERE for menu.

Destination Address: Hilton, 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Return Date: 1/15/2018

Load Bus: 9:00AM 

Depart/Return Time: 10:00AM 

Dinner: Golden Corral, 2190 Interstate 10 S, Beaumont, TX, 77707 

Arrival: 7:00pm completion time



Charlie Tamez – 512.413.3283

Flor – 512.587.7091

Hilton – 504.561.0500

Steam Boat Bills – 337.494.1070

NOLA Tourist Maps/info



Packing list

All jerseys Spandex Shoes knee pads water bottle head phones (necessity if you like it quite) smart device or ipod 

blanket & pillow (for bus)  snacks & beverages  bus money when we stop and eat at Steam Boat Bills 

jacket/long pants (it will be cold)


TFV apparel: new shirts will be on sale at NOLA, downstairs in the bar area at the Hilton.



Food during Tour Hours:

To save money it is better to purchase small breakfast items or lunch items (bannas, muffins, cheese, lunch meat, bread, chips, and water).   


Traveling on Bus Be courteous we are all traveling to the same tour. It will be loud periodically. Movies if you have them bring them (please write your name on them)…preferably inspirational movies and appropriate.
Stop(s): the bus will only make one stop We will stop in Lake Charles   Steamboat Bills around 1pm     
Hotel  Bus will drop us off in front or the side of the hotel. Once we arrive we will be on our own for transportation.     We will walk to and from the convention center.   Coaches will release players to the parents or guardians once they are done for the day.
While not at Tournament: Players will be under the supervision of their parents or guardians during off time. Teams are encouraged to visit and research the history of NOLA Market Square – great place to purchase items
Places to dine at: Mothers Café Du Monde (Beignets) near market Square, there is also a small store in the mall.
The Ruby Slipper Cafe  Crescent City Brew House  Harrah’s  Huck Finn's Cafe  The Court of Two Sisters


Tourrnament Info

Saturday’s wave times (always subject to change):
8 a.m. — some 12s, 15s, 16s, 17s
Noon — 10s
2:30 p.m. — some 12s, 13s, 14s and 18s


Tournament Passes:

Pay at site for daily pass (stamp), as soon as we know who much we will let you know


Tournament sites:

Important info about chairs to pass along to your parents and teams:
NO chairs are allowed in the New Orleans Convention Center, but they are encouraged to bring them to the Hilton if you're playing on one of the eight courts there.
Outside food or drink cannot be brought into Convention Center or Hilton.  Concessions stands will be open at both venues.