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Press Release

Local Youth selected to play for Team USA

Published on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 (10:20 a.m.)

Officers & Board of Directors:​

Carl Peterson
Tom Cove
Sports & Fitness Industry Assoc.
Roger Goodell*
National Football League
Mark Meana
Fairfax County (Va.) Youth Football
Steve Specht
Cincinnati St. Xavier High School
Scott Hallenbeck*
Executive Director
Jim Delany
Big Ten Conference
Merril Hoge
Retired NFL Player
Mark Murphy
Green Bay Packers
Grant Teaff
American Football Coaches Association
Dawn Aponte
Miami Dolphins
Bob Gardner​
Nat’l Federation of State H.S. Assns
Leroy Hollins II
Louisiana Youth Football
Dr. Gail L. Rosseau
NorthShore University HealthSystems
Mike Wilcox
Wilcox Financial/Wilcox Sports Management
Joe Browne
National Football League

*Ex-Officio Board Member
USA Football • 45 N. Pennsylvania Street • Suite 700 • Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 • 1.877.5.FOOTBALL •

Contact: Joe Frollo, USA Football, 317/489-4428
[email protected]


Jordan Gallegos has been selected to attend USA Football’s National Team Development Games presented by Shock Doctor in Canton, Ohio. The event is June 30 through July 5 at Walsh University.

Jordan Gallegos will be one of more than 180 incoming eighth-grade and freshman athletes participating in this event, joining an elite group of football players from across the United States. A Defensive Back from Basic High School/Henderson Cowboys, Jordan Gallegos will have the opportunity to earn a roster spot on the U.S. National Team that will compete against Canada in the International Bowl.

The U.S. National Development Games are not considered an all-star event by the NCAA or NFHS as they serve as the key evaluation event for the national team selection. The program was built to allow the best athletes across the county to compete on the field in order to gain exposure, develop their skills and fundamentals and compete for a spot on the U.S. National Team.

U.S. National Team participants are chosen based on talent and character. Players will compete in a 7-on-7 tournament, jamboree and full length games. Players will learn USA Football’s Heads Up Football player health and safety curriculum featuring proper equipment fitting, concussion education, heat preparedness and hydration education and proper tackling techniques.

USA Football scouts will evaluate the talent and ultimately build the U.S. National Team rosters. Scouts will also compile a list of top prospects from each event that will be distributed to every college football program in the country. Because this is a national team event, current NCAA coaches are granted permission from the NCAA to serve as instructors at the National Development Games. This provides an excellent opportunity for the athletes in attendance to work first hand with college coaches as well as former NFL players and top area high school coaches.

SCHEDULE:​Monday, June 30

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Players arrive at Walsh University
• 7 to 9 p.m. – Practice at Walsh University
​Tuesday, July 1

• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Practice at Walsh University
• 7 to 9 p.m. – Practice at Walsh University
​Wednesday, July 2

• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Practice at Walsh University
• 4 to 6 p.m. – Practice at Walsh University
• 8 to 10 p.m. - 7-on-7 Tournament
​Thursday, July 3

• 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Practice at Walsh University
• 2 to 4 p.m. – Tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
• 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Jamboree at Walsh University

​Friday, July 4

• 10:30 a.m. to noon – Team photos at Walsh University
• 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Practice at Walsh University
​Saturday, July 5

• 9 a.m. – Kickoff, Red vs. Silver at Fawcett Stadium
• Noon – Kickoff, Blue vs. White at Fawcett Stadium

Media members are welcome to interview players and coaches following practices or games.

Film crews and photographers are welcome to shoot practices from the sidelines.

Please contact Joe Frollo (in advance) or Garrett Shea (on site) to let them know you are coming.

MEDIA CONTACT:​Joe Frollo, [email protected], (317) 489 4428

​Garrett Shea, [email protected], (732) 991 9636

About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football ( is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, partners with leading medical organizations and collaborates with football leaders for a better, safer game through coaching education and player skill advancement.

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