WHO: 400 New Orleans-area youth football players
WHAT: Area boys and girls will compete in the round-robin, single-day NFL FLAG powered by USA Football Regional Tournament, coordinated by the NFL and the New Orleans Saints. The winning teams from each age bracket (9-11 coed; 12-14 boys; 12-14 girls) advance to the NFL FLAG National Championships on Jan. 29, 2013, in New Orleans, host city for Super Bowl XLVII. The tournament features players from local NFL FLAG teams.
Other NFL teams hosting NFL FLAG powered by USA Football Regional Tournaments in 2012 include the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. The first of eight regionals took place this summer in Austin, Texas.
WHEN: Oct. 13, 2012, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: New Orleans Saints Training Facility
5800 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70003
CONTACT: Steve Alic, USA Football, (317) 489-4417
NFL FLAG powered by USA Footballpromotes physical fitness and teaches the sport’s values and life skills on and off the field to nearly 170,000 young people. A non-contact version of traditional football offered for boys and girls ages 5-17 in cities across the country, the program emphasizes safety, fun, teamwork, self-esteem, discipline and goal-setting.
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States and the official youth football development partner of the NFL, the Saints and each of the league’s other 31 teams.
For more information on NFL FLAG powered by USA Football visit www.NFLFLAG.com.
About USA Football: USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States, annually hosts football training events offering education for coaches, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competition and provides $1 million annually in equipment grants for youth and high school football programs. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.