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.
Approximately 70 countries across six continents possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football. Come see some of those nations compete for bragging rights at the largest international football competition, International Bowl IX.
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.
The Autenticos Tigres is the representative team of American football of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), one of the best universities in Mexico. The team was founded in 1943 and since then has forged great athletes and better individuals. Currently, the program is one of the Top 4 in Mexico, having in its history titles of 2 national championships and 5 Major League ONEFA . The program has 3 levels (Senior, U21, U19) and a total of 450 players. This, combined with an experienced coaching staff led by Head Coach Juan Antonio Zamora Montemayor, make the sports program a reference in Mexico.
The BRONCOS team is a new football organization in Chihuahua, Mexico. Founded in 2013, the program is hardhearted in the state capitol and the Broncos participate in the State Football League of Chihuahua. The Broncos have teams in the U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 levels, with more than 250 children and young people registered. Their teams have conquered several State Championships and are always rivals to beat. They have been invited to participate in tournaments in Monterrey NL and Torreon Coah. The Broncos are headed by founder and head coach, Federico Landeros Rodriguez, who actively promotes American football development.
Up until 2015, the World Development teams had 15 to 20 Japanese players and those selected had amazing experiences playing against Team USA. However, there wasn’t enough playing time given to Japanese players because the World Development team gathers nearly 100 players from all over the world every year. In 2016, the Japan American Football Association(JAFA) started a program to send its own National Team, made up of 40 high school all-stars. The team is coached by American coaches and plays against USA National Team. This program helps younger players get educated on a higher level, learn different culture, and lead the upper class national teams (U-19, college, senior) in the future. For the 2018 International Bowl, 4 high school coaches, 2 coaches/translators, and 1 doctor will travel with the team from Japan.
The British Columbia Provincial Football Association(BCPFA) was formed in 2016 as the new governing body of amateur football in the province. We are members of ViaSport (provincial governing body), Sport BC, and Football Canada. Our members are BC Community Football Association, BC Football Conference (Junior), BC Football Officials Association and UBC Football. The BCPFA is committed to ensuring that football – at all levels - grows in this province. The organization will develop, promote, coordinate, regulate and foster the growth of all aspects of amateur football. BCPFA makes sure that the game continues to be safer to play - and that our brand of football is noticed from coast to coast. The BCPFA is committed to clarity and transparency in all actions, making it easier to understand what we are doing and why! We encourage any one interested in providing an opinion to contact us at www.bcpfa.com or click below to learn more.
Team Laguna Select is from the region known as La Laguna, a metropolis comprised from the cities of Torreón, Gómez Palacio and Lerdo. La Laguna is rich in culture and in football history. Laguna Select is made up of course players multiple youth Football leagues, such as the Afail and LFL, as well as the Durango youth league. Football has been played in La Laguna for over 80 years. The region is home to many competitive college teams and has sent many players to national and international competition.
The Ontario Football Alliance is the Provincial Sport Organization for Football in Ontario. Currently, our head office is located in Guelph, ON. As well as being the official PSO in Ontario, the Ontario Football Alliance is also proud members of our National Sport Organization, Football Canada Each year the Ontario Football Alliance selects top talent from across the province to compete in the Football Canada Cup, U16 East Challenge, & International Bowl. For more information about upcoming tryouts & selection camps, please visit www.OntarioFootball.ca.