The largest annual international competition in American football.
January 12, 17, & 19, 2018 // Arlington, TX // AT&T Stadium
The International Bowl is a collaboration of USA Football and football governing bodies in each competing country. Each International Bowl features a series of practices, team activities, scrimmages and games for four high-school aged U.S. National Teams as well as U.S. Select Teams.
U.S. as well as International coaches and rosters will be announced throughout November and December!
The NCAA recognizes USA Football’s International Bowl as a national team competition. Playing for the United States in the International Bowl is exempt from high school seniors’ two all-star game appearances.
USA Football and Football Canada are among the 71 national federations that are members of IFAF. IFAF’s member nations span six continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
USA Football aims to evolve and grow football through innovative standards and best practices to advance coach and player development, participation and safety within the fun of the game and its inherent values. As the sport’s national governing body and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.
Established in 1884, the role and associated objectives of Football Canada has grown and changed significantly over the years as it developed into the national governing body of all Canadian amateur football, representing tackle, touch and flag components, including players, coaches, officials and administrators. Football Canada believes in and promotes the pursuit of excellence, achieving equity and fairness, fostering personal growth and physical development, encouraging sportsmanship and ethical participation, fostering a fun and safe environment, advancing accessibility, practicing responsibility and accountability.
Team Nordic is a new collaboration between the Nordic federations of American football. Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark are putting a together a team who is to compete for the first time in 2018. The team consists of players and coaches from the four nations and is built on the foundation of development and giving the best football players in the Nordic regions a chance to compete against their peers at the biggest stage. Beside coaches from the participating countries, Team Nordic will be led by an experienced Head Coach, in Jim Criner, Coach Criner has built a great relationship with the Nordics countries and will be a great addition for the coaching staff.