Youth Football’s Biggest Event

A one-of-a-kind national tournament celebrating and promoting youth football.

Youth Football’s Biggest Event

A one-of-a-kind national tournament celebrating and promoting youth football.

Youth Football’s Biggest Event

A one-of-a-kind national tournament
celebrating and promoting youth football.

The FBU National Championship tournament celebrates and promotes youth football through uniting all-star athletes of all backgrounds from across the United States in a true, one-of-a-kind national tournament. The only national football tournament of its kind, the annual FBU National Championship crowns a national champion from brackets in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th.

The FBU National Championship provides the best representation of talent from all across the country, and the Path To Naples showcases the very top of the talent pool each year in what has become the best glimpse into the next generation of elite football prospects.

“Already the biggest event in youth football, Football University’s national tournament continues to grow.”Naples Daily News

The FBU National Championship tournament celebrates and promotes youth football through uniting all-star athletes of all backgrounds from across the United States in a true, one-of-a-kind national tournament. The only national football tournament of its kind, the annual FBU National Championship crowns a national champion from brackets in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th.

The FBU National Championship provides the best representation of talent from all across the country, and the Path To Naples showcases the very top of the talent pool each year in what has become the best glimpse into the next generation of elite football prospects.

Already the biggest event in youth football, Football University’s national tournament continues to grow.Naples Daily News

The FBU National Championship tournament celebrates and promotes youth football through uniting all-star athletes of all backgrounds from across the United States in a true, one-of-a-kind national tournament. The only national football tournament of its kind, the annual FBU National Championship crowns a national champion from brackets in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th.

The FBU National Championship provides the best representation of talent from all across the country, and the Path To Naples showcases the very top of the talent pool each year in what has become the best glimpse into the next generation of elite football prospects.

Already the biggest event in youth football, Football University’s national tournament continues to grow.Naples Daily News

SCHEDULE

March 1 – July 14

Hundreds of National Championship athletes get better at Football University Camps and Showcases from March through July.

The Path To Naples doesn’t start in the fall — it’s a year-round process that begins during the offseason.

June 1 – Nov. 1

Each National Championship Team holds a showcase event or a tryout to find the very best talent the area has to offer.  Most programs hold more than one.

The tryout period begins June 1 of every year.

Nov. 1 – 29

Fully padded practices begin November 1 of every year as more than 32 FBU programs across the country begin the challenge of competing for a National Championship.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1

Regional rounds begin the first weekend in December at 7 sites all across the United States. Matchups are determined based on random draw during the National Championship Tournament Draw Show.

Two rounds are played to determine Regional Champions, who will advance to Naples, Florida for Championship Week.

Dec. 7 – 8

The Southeast Region’s matchups for rounds one and two, played in Naples, Florida, are held December 8-9.

Winners advance to Championship Week one week later.

Dec. 15 – 19

The Path To Naples ends here, December 16-20 – Championship Week at Florida’s Paradise Coast, the home of youth football.

Regional Championship from the eight regions of the bracket meet to play national quarterfinal, semifinal, and finals. Most games are broadcast and streamed live on Eleven Sports.

REGIONAL ROUND FULL GAME SCHEDULES
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1

Click a region below to download the full game schedule.

ATLANTIC
CENTRAL
FLORIDA
NORTHEAST
NORTHWEST
PACIFIC
SOUTHEAST
TEXAS

TRYOUTS

Your tournament path begins at your nearest tryout.

In most areas multiple tryouts are held in order to determine the very best and most competitive selection of players.

BRACKETS

The bracket selection show is filmed and released to the nation at the beginning of the fall.

Matchups are selected randomly and the show is filmed in front of a live television audience.

PATH TO NAPLES

Super regionals kick off the tournament at locations across the U.S.

Regional champions punch their tickets to Championship Week in beautiful Naples, Florida for the chance to win a ring.


CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK

Quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds take place during Championship Week in Naples.

But there’s more than football – Naples, and its Paradise Coast, is the perfect host for off-field family fun in winter sun.

TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS

Official tournament rules and regulations can be read here.