INDIANAPOLIS – USA Football and the Los Angeles Rams are partnering to host a National Team flag football talent identification camp on Saturday, July 22. The event will feature the top West Coast girls entering into 6th through 12th grade for the 2023-24 school year. The top performers will be scouted by U.S. National Team coaches and personnel and will be eligible to receive invitations to the 2024 U.S. National Team Trials. The Trials will take place this coming spring at the United States Performance Center in Charlotte, N.C. Athletes who participate in the Trials will have an opportunity to earn roster spots on USA Football’s 15U, 17U or Women’s Flag Football National Teams to represent their country against international competition.   

National Team coaches and USA Football personnel will be on-hand to scout the 300 girls who will attend the West Coast Talent ID Camp. 

USA Football’s 2023 U.S. National Teams recently swept the gold medal ceremonies at the Junior International Cup and IFAF Americas Continental Flag Football Championship in Charlotte, N.C. from July 5-7. The events featured more than 30 total teams representing eight countries across the 15U, 17U and adult divisions. Now, the U.S. National Team program turns its attention to the 2024 Junior International Cup and IFAF World Championships. The 2024 IFAF World Championships will take place in Lahti, Finland. 

The talent ID camp will include panels for parents and athletes to learn about the U.S. National Team selection process and requirements, athletic testing, field work and lunches provided for the athletes, courtesy of the Rams in partnership with El Torito.  

Several coaches and athletes who will attend the West Coast Talent ID Camp recently won gold medals in Charlotte, including Women's Assistant Coach Liz Sowers, current Women’s National Team members Madison Fulford and Amber Clark, 17U Girls’ Head Coach Elliott Giles, 17U Girls’ Assistant Coach Amanda Lara, 15U Girls’ Head Coach Willy Perez and 15U Girls’ Assistant Coach Matt Hernandez. Women's National Team Head Coach Saaid Mortazavi is also expected to attend. 

The Rams are steadfast supporters of providing more opportunities for girls and women to participate in football. Their support and generosity continue to build the game’s infrastructure, which is expanding to the high school level as an official sport for girls in California. In partnership with USA Football, the Rams provided a Girls Flag Football Resource Package with information about rules, grants, equipment and practice plans to high school flag programs throughout Southern California earlier this year.  

In addition, the Rams and USA Football provided equipment kits to 100 local high schools to assist with practices and games. The Rams and USA Football’s efforts throughout Southern California have helped bring flag football to girls through numerous youth camps, an annual community Blitz and the Los Angeles Girls Flag Football League of Champions.  

Flag football’s popularity is booming in the United States and internationally. An annual participation study from the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) in 2022 revealed that 7.1 million people in the U.S. participated in flag football with approximately 2.5 million people routinely engaging with the sport. 

Flag football’s international appeal and prosperity are particularly relevant for Los Angeles and the city’s surrounding areas, which will host the 2028 Olympics. USA Football, the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) and the NFL and its clubs, including the Rams, are hopeful that flag football’s prominence and exploding international popularity will secure the sport a spot in the summer games.  

USA Football is the sport’s governing body in the United States and the sole organizer of the U.S. National Teams. IFAF is the international governing body for the sport of American football and is responsible for all regulatory, competition, performance and development aspects of the game on a global level. 

Media are welcome to cover the event on-site. Interviews with USA Football officials are available by contacting  

WHO: 300 girls grades 6-12 and U.S. National Team personnel 

WHAT: USA Football West Coast Talent ID Camp with the Los Angeles Rams 

WHERE: Long Beach Poly High School 
1600 Atlantic Ave 
Long Beach, Calif. 90813 

WHEN: USA Football West Coast Talent ID Camp – Saturday, July 22 
Group 1: 8 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Group 2: 9:35 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Group 3: 11:10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance, unify and grow the sport. As the sport’s governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school, and other amateur players. 

About Los Angeles Rams: The Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles’ original professional sports team – stand as one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League and since its founding in 1937, have garnered three World Championships and sent 30 of its members to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a professional sports team, the organization is committed to be a valuable civic partner and serving the greater Los Angeles area 365 days a year. The Rams play their home games at SoFi Stadium, which is located at Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke in Inglewood, CA.  For more information, visit

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