All American Games (Sports Council Members) announced its schedule and participating teams for the 2018 Football University National Championship tournament. With brackets at 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade levels featuring the best collection of talent from each FBU region, the National Championship tournament has quickly become youth football’s biggest event.
The 2018 tournament will kick off Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24-25, 2018, with play-in rounds at six sites across the country.
First and second round games follow the play-in rounds with full 32 team brackets at each level – a total of 96 teams across three grade levels.
Two wins will punch a ticket to Naples, Florida’s Paradise Coast, once again the home of Championship Week with national quarterfinals, semifinals and finals games to be played December 16-20, 2018.
The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau stated the 2017 edition of the tournament brought 4,500 visitors to Naples, amounting to more than $3 million in direct spending and an overall economic impact of $4.5 million to Collier County.
Bringing the final rounds of the national tournament to Naples has made the area more synonymous with youth football and championships with each passing year. To kick off the 2017 tournament representatives from All American Games, City Gate, and Collier County broke ground on the future site of the FBU National Championship tournament – a multi-sport complex in Collier County complete with a football stadium. Starting in December of 2019, every Championship Week game in Naples will be played at the new football stadium.
With teams from Seattle to South Florida, Boston to Los Angeles, Minnesota to Dallas and everywhere in between, 150 teams across three grade levels will represent 50 areas of the country on The Path To Naples.
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2018 National Championship Schedule of Events
November 24-25 Play-in Games December 1-2 Rounds 1-2 (7 regional sites) December 8-9 Rounds 102 (Florida regional) December 16-20 Championship Week, Naples, Florida
Participating Teams Regional Breakdown
Southwest Colorado Fresno LA Central LA Metro LA Valley Orange County Phoenix San Diego
Pacific Bay Area Montana Northern Washington Oregon Sacramento Seattle Utah
Central Chicago Indiana Kansas City Michigan Minnesota South Dakota Tennessee Wisconsin
Texas Austin Dallas East Texas Houston Louisiana Rio Grande Valley San Antonio West Texas
Atlantic Carolina Delaware Maryland Maryland Metro New York City Virginia
Northeast Connecticut Long Island Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey Rhode Island
Florida Broward County Dade County Orlando Panama City Southwest Florida Tampa
Southeast GFL GMSAA Kentucky South Atlanta
Please visit www.fbunc.com for updated tournament brackets and news updates. For game photos, video updates and additional tournament information, please visit the FBU National Championship on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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