This fall, USA Football is hosting a Digital Combine on GMTM to aid in the selection of the 2023 U.S. Men’s and Women’s Flag Football National Teams. As part of the free online event, athletes from all over the country can participate for a chance to represent the United States.
Flag Football is among the fastest-growing sports in America. For females, the sport has seen a huge growth in participation in the last few years with some states and colleges making it a school-sponsored sport and more looking to do so in the near future. For males, flag football is growing as well, with more athletes choosing the fast-paced, non-contact version of the sport over tackle football.
The growth of flag football is not just domestic. Flag football teams are being assembled all over the world and USA Football, the recognized U.S. national governing body of the International Federation of American Football, selects U.S. National Teams to compete domestically and internationally.
The U.S. Flag National Team - Adult Flag Football Digital Combine will be accepting tryout submissions from October 17, 2022, until December 16, 2022.
Following that deadline, the top athletes identified in the digital combine will be invited to attend a Talent Transfer ID Camp. The top athletes from that Talent Transfer ID Camp will then be on their way to try out with the nation’s best at the U.S. Flag National Team Trials in 2023, from which the official National Team will be selected.
You can read more about USA Football’s Talent Identification process on GMTM here.
The digital combine will include eight unique activities that will help U.S. National Team coaches evaluate athletes. Each activity includes video and questionnaire submissions, so coaches can get to know each athlete individually and see if they have the athleticism and skills to compete with the best flag football players in the world.
Before the Digital Combine is live on October 17th, follow along on USA Football’s organization page to see the most up-to-date information on the upcoming event.