The game matches USA Football’s 2010 Junior National Team – 45 of the country’s top high school seniors – against a World select team composed of the best players aged 19 and under selected from International Federation of American Football (IFAF) member countries outside the United States, spanning four continents.
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USA Football’s USA vs. The World game is designated an official Pro Bowl Week event by the NFL. The January 30 contest will be held in Ft. Lauderdale’s historic Lockhart Stadium. The game at noon ET will follow AFC and NFC Pro Bowl practices, which conclude earlier that day. The NFL’s AFC-NFC Pro Bowl will be played in South Florida on Sunday, January 31.
JAN JENMERT, head coach of Sweden’s junior national football team, is the head coach of the 45-man World team roster and his 10-man coaching staff spans six nations on four continents
The head coach of USA Football’s team is CHRIS MERRITT, head coach of Miami Christopher Columbus High School. Merritt was the 2009 USA Football Junior National Team’s defensive backs coach that earned a gold medal in Canton, Ohio, this past July in the eight-nation IFAF Junior World Championship.
The tournament was the first junior world championship in football history, drawing more than 40,000 fans to Canton’s Fawcett Stadium during the course of four game days. USA Football’s Junior National Team defeated Canada, 41-3, in July’s gold medal game in Canton.
Rosters of USA Football’s 2010 Junior National Team and the World select team will be determined by January 1.