Under-17 Week ends, relationships just beginning

By Joe Frollo For seven days, players from across the United States and Sweden came together in Austin, Texas, with a simple purpose: to become better football players. Along the way, they also made friends, built relationships and discovered opportunities … read more »


Under-17 Week is about getting better for the fall

By Joe Frollo Not every player will make the big catch, the crucial block or the touchdown-saving tackle. But everyone can improve. That’s the focus behind USA Football Under-17 International Development Week. More than 120 U.S. players are in Austin, … read more »


USA Football Under-19 National Trials conclude

By Matt Burkholder The USA Football Under-19 National Trials concluded Sunday afternoon at Burger Stadium after four days of intense work by some of the nation’s top high school junior football players. Sunday’s full pad scrimmage served as the finale … read more »


Under-17 coaching staffs building teams at brisk pace

By Joe Frollo Most high school football programs have three to four weeks of two-a-days to install their offenses and defenses. For USA Football Under-17 International Development Week participants in Austin, Texas, players and coaches have four days to get … read more »


U-17 joint sessions benefit both sides

By Joe Frollo As shoulder pads cracked Monday at Whitaker Fields in Austin, Texas, coaches called out instructions to their players. “Get lower,” they yelled. “Use your hands, explode out, fill your lanes.” The difference during USA Football Under-17 International … read more »


U-17 participants gather for Welcome Lunch

By Austin Tedesco Choice, commitment and enthusiasm. Former NFL linebacker and current NFL Player Engagement representative Chris Draft emphasized the importance of these three values to football players from across the United States and Sweden on Saturday at University of … read more »


All-Tournament Team

Taase ‘Pooch’ Suaese of American Samoa named Coach of the Tournament; Canada defensive back Kevin McGee takes the tournament MVP award The International Federation of American Football has selected the All-Tournament team for the 2012 IFAF Under-19 World Championship played … read more »


Gold medal recap: Canada 23, USA 17

By Todd Bell Team Canada defeated the U.S. Under-19 National Team, 23-17, on Saturday in the Gold Medal game of the 2012 International Federation of American Football Under-19 World Championship at Burger Stadium in Austin, Texas. Canada, the tournament’s No. … read more »


Players get mental, physical workout at Under-19 National Trials

By Chris Hummer Practice was on the baseball field right next to Burger Stadium, but for players participating in the Under-19 National Trials, the work was about as far away from baseball as it gets. The two-hour session was mentally … read more »


Players at Under-17 mini-camp get back to basics

By Nick Cremona The Under-17 International Development Week kicked into full-gear Saturday evening as the U.S. and Swedish National Teams practiced mini-camp style in preparation for a week chock-full of drills and scrimmages. Like their Under-15 and Under-19 counterparts, the … read more »