In November, NFL Play Football, in collaboration with RCX Sports, announced their Play Football Madden NFL 22 Youth Club Championship, inviting youth from across the nation to represent their favorite NFL teams and compete on the digital turf in EA SPORTS Madden NFL 22.
Formerly known as the NFL FLAG Youth Club Championship, the new name under NFL Play Football aims to attract a broader group of youth players, according to the league.
“Last year we saw tremendous success with our NFL FLAG Youth Club Championship, which brought together youth from all over the country to compete in a one-of-a-kind Madden tournament,” said Roman Oben, Vice President, Football Development at the NFL.
“Rebranded under Play Football, we hope to recreate that same excitement with RCX Sports and reach a wider group of new, enthusiastic youth players who will represent their favorite NFL teams and put their skills to the test for a chance to compete during one of the NFL’s largest weekends.”
The virtual tournament allows players to conveniently play from a remote location. During registration, players will select their favorite team to represent and their preferred platform, PS4 or Xbox One. To level the playing field, two age brackets are offered, one for the under 13 and the other for the under 17.
Registered players will compete in one of 32 individual NFL Club tournaments on December 11 with the goal to reign supreme as ‘Club Champion’ and advance to the final round of 32, taking place January 29-30. Custom team-created prize packets will be awarded to the Club Champions.
“We’re excited to work with NFL Play Football to bring back the Madden NFL 22 Youth Club Championship this year,” said RCX Sports CEO Izell Reese. “This event is a great way for young football fans from across the country to connect and feed their competitive drive online.”
Registration is free and spaces are limited. To learn more about the Play Football Madden NFL 22 Youth Club Championship and to register, visit playfootball.com.
ABOUT PLAY FOOTBALL
The NFL’s Play Football initiative provides a fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels, equipping young people with vital, transferable life skills that are building blocks to success in life on and off the field. For more information, visit playfootball.com.
ABOUT RCX SPORTS
RCX Sports is the premier in youth sports experiences, running and operating leagues, camps, combines, tournaments and events.
Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected].
Joseph Phillips is the Sports Editor for the Chicago Crusader Newspaper. He is a Chicago native, who has been a sports writer for over 17 years. He also hosts the SC Media News and Sports Network Q&A radio show on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago.