In February 2013, the world’s best high school-age players will return to Austin, Texas to play in USA Football’s International Bowl.
The International Bowl is an annual competition matching the U.S. Under-19 National Team in football, composed of high school seniors, against the World Team selected by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Including the United States, 62 countries spanning six continents possess a national federation of sport dedicated solely to American football and governed by IFAF.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States, assembles and manages U.S. national teams for international competition.
The February contest coincides with National Signing Day, when Team USA and World Team players will sign national letters of intent during a morning breakfast event to play college football. Forty-six (46) eventual college football players from both teams in last year’s game signed their letters of intent in Austin this past February alongside family, friends and media.