Thirty-two teams from across the United States will compete Saturday, Feb. 8, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the NFL FLAG, powered by USA Football National Championships.
Eight teams in each division (9-10 coed, 11-12 coed, 13-14 boys and 13-14 girls) will participate in the annual flag-football event. Teams qualified for the national championships by winning regional tournaments hosted by NFL clubs. In 2013, a record number of 220,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 were part of NFL FLAG, powered by USA Football, a fun and dynamic non-contact football experience where kids can develop skills and learn lessons in teamwork, dedication and discipline.
Players and coaches will arrive Thursday, Feb. 6, for a three-day trip to Arlington to compete in the tournament. The stay includes hotel, food, transportation and social events for all teams. Players and coaches also will attend the U.S. Under-19 National Team vs. Team Canada game Friday night at the University of Texas-Arlington Maverick Stadium. Flag Teams will have the opportunity to practice Thursday and Friday before taking the field to compete for a national championship. The tournament begins Saturday morning inside AT&T Stadium.
Pool play for the 9-10 and 11-12 coed divisions is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. CT with championship games at 1:30 p.m. The 13-14 boys and girls divisions begin pool play at 2:30 p.m. with the championship games at 7:45 p.m.
USA Football is the only official youth football development partner that the NFL has had in its 94-year history. Leading football players and coaches in all 50 states in strengthening their skills through digital membership resources, USA Football directs and administers America's premier flag-football experience for young athletes.
For more about NFL FLAG powered by USA Football, visit: www.nflflag.com and www.usafootball.com.
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-- NFL Communications