Just because the regular season is over doesn’t mean high school football has stopped. Players and fans alike will have the opportunity to start their year off with the best in high school football.
USA Football, the governing body for American football,l will be hosting the International Bowl starting January 31st right here in Arlington at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium! The three day event will consist of nine games played by the best and brightest players in the country. These athletes are not only outstanding performers on the field, but also embody traits such as leadership, character and dedication to the sport.
The 2016 teams are comprised of elite athletes that have gone through USA Football’s National Teams program. Many athletes who have competed in the International Bowl have gone on to play professionally including Josh Huff (Philadelphia Eagles), Tyrann Matheiu (Arizona Cardinals), and Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
How are these players chosen? Here is the path to International Bowl.
- Regional Development Camp
Players first attended a nationwide two-day training and competition camp. This camp is the only one in the nation that features current NCAA coaches and former NFL players and coaches who provide premier training and recruiting exposure.
- National Development Games
Athletes are selected from the Regional Development camps to compete in a contact or non-contact style of play. Participants have the opportunity to train with current NCAA coaches and compete against top players from around the country.
- International Competition
From here, players are selected to represent the U.S. and compete against other countries’ national teams. The 2016 competition will be played against Team Canada.
Meet the 2016 teams: http://internationalbowl.com/competition
The only question now is where do you get your tickets? Visit www.internationbowl.com and make it your resolution to attend the biggest event in high school football this year!