The best high school football players across America will don the stars and stripes of the U.S. National Team at International Bowl XI on Jan. 14 and 15 in Arlington, Texas.
Recognized as football’s largest annual global competition, the 11th International Bowl features seven games across four age divisions. All games will be played at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and college football’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
Seven high school-aged U.S. National Teams will compete against the best teams from Panama, Japan, Mexico and Canada.
American players earn selection for U.S. National Team rosters for the honor to represent their country on football’s biggest international stage.
U.S. National Team players are chosen through their performance at two-day regional tryouts nationwide. U.S. National Team Regionals are non-contact skill-building events and talent evaluations directed by USA Football staff and top coaches on high school, college and NFL levels. U.S. Under-19 National Team players are selected through game film review and coach nominations.
Earning the right to wear America’s colors in our country’s favorite sport is no small feat as shown by the program’s impressive list of alumni including current NFL players Todd Gurley, Dwayne Haskins, Tyrann Mathieu and Stephon Tuitt along with such college standouts as D’Andre Swift, Jonathan Taylor and Chase Young.
Guest blog written by Cole Bredahl