As part of USA Football's Player Academy at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, from July 19-22, former Nebraska quarterback and college and high school coach Mickey Joseph will evaluate 13- and 14-year-olds for possible selection to USA Football's first ever U15 National Team. Throughout the summer at all of USA Football's academies, members of the selection committee will be closely monitoring players for Team USA, which will compete in the Four Nations Cup in July of 2011.
Coach Tom Bass brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to USA Football. Along with answering youth coaching questions, he also receives emails from young players. You can email the coach at NFLAskTheCoach@aol.com.
Football is a fairly recent addition to the lives of Augustine Okoye and his family, yet the game's effects on his son, Amobi - a starting defensive tackle for the Houston Texans - and all those he has touched have been far-reaching.