2017 FBU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

December 17 – 21, 2017
2660 N. Horseshoe Dr., #105, Naples, FL 34104

WHAT

The Football University National Championship is a one of a kind national tournament celebrating and promoting youth football. It unites all-star athletes of all backgrounds from across the United States in a truly 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.

In addition, Championship Week in Naples will once again feature the Football University Freshman All-American Bowl, the premier underclassman All-American game showcasing the best 70 freshman football players. It wouldn’t be an All-American game without Florida athletes, and rosters are covered with players from Florida – including two from Collier County.

New to Championship Week in Naples are the inaugural 9U and 10U National Invitational championship tournaments. Both will feature the top eight teams in the 9U and 10U age divisions, with the champion being crowned the official No. 1 team in the nation. Two Florida teams are participating in the 9U National Invitational, and three Florida teams will be participating in the 10U National Invitational.

WHO

The FBU National Championship is owned and produced by All American Games, America’s premier sports marketing and management organization and the same company that brings you the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC and Football University camps in more than 25 cities.

There are three 32-team brackets in 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade divisions. More than 100 teams with an average of 30 players and eight coaches on each team. Teams are decided via tryout and not through league affiliation, meaning each team is represented by the very best talent.

WHEN

Sunday, December 17, 2017 – Thursday, December 21, 2017
More than 5,000 visitors in total will be coming to Collier County between the 17th and 21st.
Watch Eleven Sports, DirecTV channel 623
Follow Twitter: @FBU_NC | Instagram: @nationalchampionship | Web: FBUNC.com

KEY EVENTS

Sunday, December 17, 2017

All times are local -Championship Week Kickoff – 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
-Gulf Coast High School (7878 Shark Way, Naples)
-Players, coaches, and AAG executive staff available for media throughout
Monday, December 18, 2017
-Collier County Sports Complex Groundbreaking – 10:30 AM-12:00 Noon
-Groundbreaking site, with statements and conference at SpringHill Suites (3798 White Lake Blvd, Naples)
-Food and light refreshments
-AAG executive staff, Collier County government officials, and members of the Paradise Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau available for questions and statements.
-Current and former U.S. Army All-Americans, and local dignitaries, teams and coaches will be present at the ceremony.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
-Freshman All-American Media Night – 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
-The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club (851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples)
-The top five players in the current 2021 graduating class in a question and answer setting, moderated by a member of AAG’s team.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
-Beach Party – 11:00 AM-4:30 PM
-The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club (851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples)
-Food and light refreshments
-AAG executive staff available for media throughout.
-Special Olympics Flag Football Game – 5:45 PM-6:15 PM
-Naples High School vs. Immokalee High School
-Gulf Coast High School (7878 Shark Way, Naples)
-Parade of Champions – 6:45 PM-7:00 PM
-FBU National Championship finals participants
-Gulf Coast High School (7878 Shark Way, Naples)
-AAG Donation to Special Olympics Florida – ~8:45 PM
-Midfield at halftime of the FBU Freshman All-American Bowl
-Gulf Coast High School (7878 Shark Way, Naples)

All GAMES

Monday, December 18, 2017

All times are local -6th-Grade FBU National Championship Quarterfinals | Community School of Naples
-4:00 PM-10:00 PM
-7th-Grade FBU National Championship Quarterfinals | Barron Collier High School
-4:00 PM-10:00 PM
-8th-Grade FBU National Championship Quarterfinals | Gulf Coast High School
-4:00 PM-10:00 PM
-Live on Eleven Sports
-9U National Quarterfinals | Fleischmann Park
-10:00 AM-6:00 PM
-10U National Quarterfinals | Fleischmann Park
-6:00 PM-8:00 PM
-10U Quarterfinals | Community School of Naples
-10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

-6th-Grade FBU National Championship Semifinals | Naples High School
-6:00 PM-10:00 PM
-7th-Grade FBU National Championship Semifinals | Community School of Naples
-6:00 PM-10:00 PM
-8th-Grade FBU National Championship Semifinals | Gulf Coast High School
-6:00 PM-10:00 PM
-Live on Eleven Sports
-9U National Semifinals | Fleischmann Park
-4:00 PM-8:00 PM
-10U National Semifinals | Community School of Naples
-4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

-Special Olympics Flag Football | Gulf Coast High School
-5:45 PM
-2017 FBU Freshman All-American Bowl | Gulf Coast High School
-7:30 PM
-Live on Eleven Sports
-247Sports, the nation’s leading high school scouting network, will be present.
-All American Games donation to Special Olympics Florida made at halftime.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

-9U National Championship Game | Naples High School
-1:00 PM
-10U National Championship Game | Naples High School
-3:00 PM
-6th-Grade FBU National Championship Game | Gulf Coast High School
-Live on Eleven Sports
-3:00 PM
-7th-Grade FBU National Championship Game | Gulf Coast High School
-Live on Eleven Sports
-5:30 PM
-8th-Grade FBU National Championship Game | Gulf Coast High School
-Live on Eleven Sports
-8:00 PM

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