MORRISTOWN, NJ – The 2016 Football University National Championship tournament has announced its 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade tryout for the North New Jersey and South New Jersey all-star teams will be held under the lights at the Rutgers University practice facility in Piscataway.

The tryout is scheduled for Monday, November 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  By hosting a combined tryout event for both of New Jersey’s National Championship all-star squads, the FBU National Championship expects more than 125 athletes to attend and vie for the chance to compete in the only national tournament of its kind in youth football.

The FBU National Championship features 64 teams at each of its three participating grade levels, akin to the college basketball tournament.  This year's tournament will kick off December 2nd, 2016 at 8 regional sites across the country with over 6,000 athletes and 1,200 coaches in participation.  The Path to Naples concludes with Championship Week, December 16-20, with the tournament’s final three rounds played in Naples, FL.  To take a look back at what unfolded in last year’s tournament, check out the highlights here.

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The month-long tournament, the #PathToNaples, allows richly talented all-star teams in 6th, 7th and 8th-grade divisions from 36 states the opportunity to play on a national stage.

Tournament season officially kicked off with the Path to Naples Bracket Release Show, a live selection show which aired on Sunday, September 25.

In addition to the chance to compete for the title of National Champion, athletes gain tremendous exposure each year in FBU National Championship participation.  Last year’s tournament had college scouts attending the 8th-grade National Championship semifinals and finals, and twelve players from that tournament have already received offers from Division I football programs.


WHAT                                       FBU National Championship Tryouts
                                                North New Jersey and South New Jersey
                                                6th, 7th, and 8th-grade football players

WHERE                                    Rutgers University
                                                100 Stephen Road
                                                Piscataway, NJ

WHEN                                      Monday, November 7
                                                6:30 p.m. Registration
                                                7:00-8:30 Tryouts

POINT OF CONTACT                 Stanley Croughter (908.208.4652) & Stan Dennis (646.479.9587)


Official National Brackets, Scores, & In-Studio Video News Updates:  As the tournament unfolds, visit for updated tournament brackets and news updates.  For game photos and additional tournament updates, visit and the official Twitter (@FBU_NC) and Instagram (@NationalChampionship) accounts.

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