Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Alamodome
The biggest weekend in youth football returns to San Antonio's Alamodome. Much like the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which has become the “can’t miss” game for football fans across the country looking for a preview of the nation’s top prep football talent, the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl has become the biggest preview of the next generation of prep stars.
Pitting the nation’s top 7th and 8th graders against one another in an all-star format, the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl brings together the top youth talent. This year, the Bowl returns to the Alamodome in San Antonio on Sunday, January 6, 2013, and will once again be webcast live on www.footballuniversity.org and www.allamericangames.tv.
The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl consists of two East vs. West all-star games, one for the top 35 7th graders with no weight limit and a second game featuring the top 35 8th graders with no weight limit. Also returning this year is the USA-Canada Youth Bowl. It hopes to surpass the contests of the previous two years, which the teams have split.
Bowl week already has become the most important youth football all-star event in the country and it was recently the focus of the nationally-syndicated sports show, “Sports Stars of Tomorrow.” Many of the top players in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl have already received college interest and attention from national media outlets such as USA Today, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times, as well coverage in their local markets from outlets such as the Seattle Times and the Los Angeles Times.
Youth All-Americans enjoy a busy five days in San Antonio, consisting of practices, a Friday Night Fiesta, and breakout sessions with Hall of Famers as well as current and former NFL stars and celebrities such as legendary high school coach Herman Boone. The Youth All-Americans will join U.S. Army All-Americans at Thursday’s Bowl Kickoff Party and will also be honored during the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Several thousand youth athletes are nominated annually for this elite honor. The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl selection committee includes regional directors and scouts from Football University, the invitation-only camp for elite-level youth and prep players focusing on teaching technique and skill in a small-group setting under the professional tutelage of former NFL players and coaches. These regional directors and scouts work year-round with hundreds of local youth football coaches and commissioners across the country to identify top athletes for FBU.
Alumni of the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl include: Tyrone Swoopes (2013 U.S. Army All-American); Brandon Dawkins; and Sony Michel.
For more information on the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl and its related events, visit www.footballuniversity.org and www.eastbay.com. The games can also be followed at www.facebook.com/EastbayYouthAllAmericanBowl and on Twitter @FBUExperience and @EYAAB13. National sponsors of the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl include: Eastbay; adidas; Battle Sports Science; Football University; Gatorade; School of the Legends; SKLZ; Xenith; and Youth Football Coaches Association.