Baltimore Area Youth Football Players Begin Journey To NFL Flag National Tournament Of Champions At

** Baltimore Area Youth Football Players Begin Journey To NFL Flag National Tournament Of Champions At Baltimore Ravens Flag Regional Tournament

**WHO: More than 200 Baltimore-area youth football players

What: Local boys and girls will compete in the round-robin, day-long NFL FLAG powered by USA Football Regional Tournament, coordinated by the National Football League and the Baltimore Ravens. The winning teams from each  age bracket (9-11 coed; 12-14 boys; 12-14 girls) advance to the National Tournament of Champions in early 2012 (site to be determined). The tournament features players from local NFL FLAG teams.

When: Sunday, Nov. 6
            8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: M&T Bank Stadium
             1101 Russell Street
             Baltimore, MD 21230

Contacts: Matt Little, Baltimore Ravens, (410) 701-4132
                  Steve Alic, USA Football, (317) 489-4417

More information

NFL FLAG powered by USA Football promotes physical fitness and teaches the sport's values and life skills on and off the field to more than 150,000 young people.  A non-contact version of traditional football offered for boys and girls ages 5-17 in cities across the country, the program emphasizes safety, fun, teamwork, self-esteem, discipline and goal-setting.

USA Football is the sport's national governing body in the United States and the official youth football development partner of the NFL, the Ravens and each of the league's other 31 teams.

For more information on NFL FLAG powered by USA Football visit www.NFLFLAG.com.

About USA Football

USA Football, the sport's national governing body in the United States, hosts more than 80 football training events annually offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and each of the league's 32 teams. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competition and provides $1 million annually in equipment grants and subsidizes youth league volunteer background checks. Endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.

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