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The 2023 U.S. 17U Boys' Flag National Team competed at the Junior International Cup at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte from July 5-7, 2023. The team defeated Japan 41-20 in the gold medal game.
Head coach Johan Betancourt has coached and mentored more than 30 athletes that have advanced on to the collegiate level. He played flag football for roughly 11 years across various leagues and formats. Betancourt currently coaches tackle football at Gulliver Prep in Miami, Florida, where he is a Physical Education teacher.
Assistant coach Rudy Fernandez played flag football for 15 years and has two decades of coaching experience. He also had a successful stint coaching tackle football, winning a conference championship during his three years at Palmer Trinity School. Throughout his 20 years as a coach, Fernandez has had a significant impact on more than 30 players who went on to compete in college athletics.