Introduced in 2011, the World Development Team is comprised of the top international players with up to four years of eligibility in the program. The World Development Team was established at the request of IFAF members to provide more players with the opportunity to participate in a camp to develop their football technique and fundamentals.
In 2015, up to 100 players born in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 will be selected for the World Development Team.
The World Development Team is designed to offer the best under-nineteen players from around the world a camp in which they will develop their technique, fundamentals and football skills. All the emphasis of the camp will be on the development of the assisting athletes to be the best football players they can be. Players are given an opportunity to be instructed by some of the world’s top USA coaches with ample experience in the NCAA and the NFL. Among the objectives of the camp is to develop into a player that can contribute to his country’s national team program.
All players that participate in the World Development Team will receive an evaluation from their position coach and the opportunity to practice and compete with the best players in the world, as well as staying in touch with their football coaches and the IFAF strength and conditioning coach to be evaluated and followed year round.
The World Development Team is also an opportunity for more IFAF members to be involved in the program. The coaching staff will strive to select at least one player from all IFAF member countries that nominate eligible players so that the players can bring to their own countries the experience and knowledge obtained in the camp.
In the span of six days international players will have the chance of practicing twice daily through practices designed to develop their football skills at the same time they are evaluated by means of sophisticated performance sessions conducted by the IFAF staff.
Arlington, Texas (Dallas area, Texas)
Competitions will be held at Dallas Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium
Jamboree at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, January 29, 2015 (Video of 2014 Jamboree)
Games at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, January 31, 2015 (Video of 2014 Games)