More than 150 players and coaches from three countries are taking part in the first USA Football Under-15 International Development Week from July 16-24 in Canton, Ohio.
Malone University in Canton, Ohio, serves as an “international village” residence and practice site for the five teams – two each from the United States and Sweden as well as one from Canada. In all, 54 youth football players from 24 U.S. states have been selected to play for the 2011 U.S. Under-15 National Team and the U.S. Under-15 Development Team, both assembled by USA Football. The weeklong celebration and competition involves teams of players age 15 and younger.
Take a look inside the practices and hear from national team coaches in this video.
Photo: U.S. Under-15 Development Team assistant coach John Storey strengthens a Swedish lineman's form and balance during a multi-country joint practice in Canton, Ohio. Storey, the head coach at Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, has coached and developed several college and NFL stars, including London Fletcher, Elvis Grbac and Desmond Howard.