General Articles,National Teams
USA Football is seeking athletes age 20 and older to field its 2011 U.S. Men's National Team, which will compete against top national teams from around the world this summer in the 2011 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship in Austria.
The World Championship is conducted every four years and involves football talent spanning four continents. USA Football's 2007 Senior National Team, which earned a world championship and gold medal in Kawasaki, Japan, was led by former college and NFL football head coach John Mackovic.
USA Football is looking for 45 standout players with the characteristics of a captain - befitting of an athlete who wears our nation's name and colors. We accept current NCAA athletes on our roster as well as graduating seniors, a standard that is common among other sports' national teams. The NCAA recognizes USA Football as the United States' official national team program in the sport, which means participation does not affect collegiate eligibility.
We encourage coaches and fans to submit nominations for candidates whom you feel exemplify the athletic ability and leadership characteristics worthy of a member of a U.S. National Team as well as someone who epitomizes the sport's core values. We encourage players who would like to be evaluated for Team USA to submit a formal application online as well.
The IFAF World Championship is July 5-17 in Austria. Team USA training camp is June 28 to July 4.
For more information regarding the U.S. Men's National Team program, email Garrett Shea, director of U.S. Men's National Team programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org