Canton Is Calling, Are You Ready?

Hundreds of the nations top teams compete for the World Youth Football Championship played at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Divisional Breakdown

The All-Star Division features hundreds of teams made up of top athletes from that region that represent three age groups – 6th grade, 7th grade & 8th grade.   A state director organizes the teams from each region and hosts a try-out. Up to 30 players are allowed per team.

The League Team Division is made up of teams that play together throughout the regular season and stay together to compete in the post-season. Each team must demonstrate that they have the same roster from the start of the season.

The age groups for the Team Divisions are 7U, 8U, 9U, Mighty Mite, 10U, 11U Junior Pee Wee, 12U, Pee Wee, 8th Grade and JV. 


Why Was This Event Created?


Youth football teams deserve a credible world championship event from a professional organization.



Every day the debate rages on which teams are the best from across the world despite top teams rarely playing each other in real game competition.


Youth football deserves a world class character development program authored by the very best football to help young boys become great men.


Event Leadership

Richard McGuinness, World Youth Football Championship Architect & former creator of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (NBC).

Ray Farmer, Director of Scouting & former General Manager of the Cleveland Brown, Duke graduate & NFL athlete.

Gary Howard, National Scouting Director & Director of Player Personnel, renowned Collegiate Scout & former Comcast Sports TV Analyst.