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History of the FBU National Championship

The Football University National Championship began as an idea in 2011 to become the Little League World Series of Youth Football.  For the past three years, the Football University (FBU) National Championship final four games have been held in San Antonio, Texas.  Starting in December 2014, Naples will be the new home for the final four games for the 64-team bracket tournament in youth football’s 6th, 7th and 8th grade divisions.  The tournament will continue to allow the talent infused all-star teams to compete on a national stage.  Each team is comprised of grade based athletes whom have been selected from various all-star teams around the nation.   

The single biggest event in youth football, the FBU National Championship has been likened to a mash-up between the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the Little League World Series.  In 2013 the finals were broadcast live on ESPN3 for the very first time. The move to Naples in 2014 provides opportunities for further growth.  This year the 8th Grade National Championship game will be broadcast live on NBCSports Network, and the 6th and 7th Grade National Championship games will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

In 2014 the FBU National Championship continues with a 64-team bracket and begins November 29, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa.  One hundred and ninety two teams will begin their road to Naples, Florida by competing in the single-elimination tournament, with every squad ultimately hoping their journey takes them to Championship Weekend for the right to be officially crowned 2014 National Champion

Some of the past winners of the FBU National Championship are:

2011:
8th Grade: Central Florida

2012:
7th Grade: Maryland
8th Grade: GFL-Georgia

2013:
6th Grade: North Texas
7th Grade: South Florida
8th Grade: GFL-Georgia

 

 

 2014 FBU National Championship Venues and Locations:

Bracket City

Venue City

Dates

Venue

Seattle

Puyallup, WA

December 6th - December 7th

Chief Leschi School

Reno

Reno, NV

December 6th - December 7th

North Valleys High School

Orange County

Santa Ana, CA

December 6th - December 7th

Fullerton Union High School

San Diego

Escondido, CA

December 6th - December 7th

Orange Glen High School

Denver

Parker, CO

December 6th - December 7th

Sports Authority Stadium

Dallas

Plano, TX

December 6th - December 7th

John Paul II High School

Des Moines

West Des Moines, IA

November 29 - November 30

Valley Stadium

Austin

Austin, TX

December 6th - December 7th

(Sat)Dragon Stadium
(Sun) Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex

New Hampshire

LaConia, NH

December 6th - December 7th

LaConia High School

Connecticut

Fairfield, CT

December 6th - December 7th

Fairfield Ludlowe High School

Indiana

West Lafayette, IN

December 6th - December 7th

Mollenkopf Athletic Center

North Virginia

Alexandria, VA

December 6th - December 7th

Mount Vernon High School

Kentucky

Paducah, KY

December 6th - December 7th

McCracken County High School

Atlanta

Buford, GA

December 6th - December 7th

Buford Youth Sports Complex

West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL

December 6th - December 7th

Oxbridge Academy

Naples

Naples, FL

December 6th - December 7th

Fleischmann Park

 

2nd Round Venues

 
Salt Lake City

Draper, UT

December 13th - December 14th Juan Diego Catholic High School
Oklahoma City Owasso, OK December 13th - December 14th Owasso High School
North Virginia Alexandria, VA December 13th - December 14th Mount Vernon High School
Atlanta Buford, GA December 13th - December 14th Buford Youth Sports Complex
  Championship Weekend  
Naples, FL December 20th - December 21st Naples High School

 

 

For game photos and additional tournament updates, also visit https://twitter.com/FBU_NC and https://www.facebook.com/NationalChampionship.