South Florida Youth Football Standouts to Represent South Florida in FBU National Tournament
Over 100 local youth football players have been chosen to compete in the FBU National Championship Tournament with the goal to represent as Team Florida. Teams of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will battle 63 other teams from around the U.S. and Canada for their chance to play in San Antonio for the National Championship.
Some of Florida’s top talent will be on display in Naples this weekend at Fleischmann Field. Top youth football players from several of Florida’s youth football leagues have been selected to battle it out to represent Team Florida. The team will represent one of the largest and arguably one of the most talented football regions in the country's largest youth football event, the FBU National Championship Tournament.
The invitation-only tournament pits athletes at the highest levels against each other. Some of these players are already garnering national attention for their football prowess.
The tournament is structured much like the NCAA college basketball tournament, with 64 teams each of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from around the U.S. and Canada competing in a single elimination bracket format. Sub-regional winners advance to regional tournament games, with the tournament culminating in the FBU National Championship game in San Antonio, TX.
Team South Florida meets Team Central Florida and Team South West Florida meets Team Sarasota in round one of the single elimination bracket on Saturday, December 7th, starting at 8:30 AM. The winners from round one will face each other the following day on Sunday, December 8th, for the rights to represent Team Florida.
The winners of Florida’s 6th, 7th & 8th graders will play the winners of Georgia’s winners the following weekend, December 14th & 15th, in Atlanta to punch their ticket to San Antonio to represent the southeast region to compete for a FBU national championship.
FBU Youth National Champiosnhip games this weekend in Naples
ALL games at Fleischmann Field in Naples. (1600 Fleischmann Park Blvd)
Game schedule Saturday, December 7th:
8:30 a.m. 6th grade Sarasota vs SW Florida
10:30 a.m. 6th grade South Florida vs Central Florida
12:30 p.m. 7th grade Sarasota vs SW Florida
2:30 p.m. 7th grade South Florida vs Central FL
4:30 p.m. 8th grade Sarasota vs SW Florida
6:30 p.m. 8th grade South Florida vs Central FL
Game schedule Sunday, December 8th:
8:30 a.m. 6th grade losers bracket game
10:30 a.m. 7th grade losers bracket game
12:30 a.m. 8th grade losers bracket game
2:30 p.m. 6th grade winners bracket game
4:30 p.m. 7th grade winners bracket game
6:30 p.m. 8th grade winners bracket games