National Teams,National Team Rosters

USA Football selects linebacker Grant Watanabe of San Antonio for U.S. Under-19 National Team

Steve Alic, Director of Communications Tue, 12/17/2013 - 11:43am

Linebacker GRANT WATANABE of San Antonio Brennan High School has been selected to play on the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football. The U.S. Under-19 National Team will take on Team Canada at 7:30 p.m. CT Feb. 7 at Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The 2014 International Bowl is a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country – USA Football and Football Canada – featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition.

General Articles,National Teams

National Team alum Kokesh volunteers to help veterans

By Joe Frollo Wed, 12/11/2013 - 9:45am

It’s difficult for teenagers to understand the world around them.

For most people, empathy comes with age and experience. As kids grow up, it is natural for their understanding to be narrow until they slowly begin to see the world through other people’s eyes.

Brett Kokesh represented his country for the first time earlier this year, playing for the 2013 U.S. Under-18 National Team in an International Bowl game against Football Canada.

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International Olympic Committee opens doors to American football

By Joe Frollo Tue, 12/10/2013 - 1:30pm

American football took a big step closer to an Olympic end zone Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee granted the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) provisional IOC recognition during its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.

A vote on football could take place as early as 2017. If approved, football would join the Summer Olympics lineup in 2024 at a host city yet to be determined.