Team Indiana Football is a one hundred percent volunteer driven, non profit organization that was created in 2013 with the desire to bring together Indiana’s most elite middle school football players. Using the sport of football, Team Indiana teaches life skills, proper fundamentals while also competing against the best teams in the country.
Team Indiana Football is the “original” elite middle school program. We are not affiliated with Team Indiana FBU which competes only in the Football University Tournament. We are an independent program that fields 6th, 7th and 8th grade teams to compete nationally and regionally.
Team Indiana Football has had at least one team in the final round of a National Championship Tournament every year since our inception in 2013! We have won 8 national championship tournaments in 3 years as well as 6 regional tournament championships. We are able to accomplish this by bringing together the best 6th, 7th and 8th grade players from the entire state of Indiana!
This past year’s 8th Grade team (Class of 2024) exemplifies our approach, we had players as far north as Ft. Wayne/Lafayette, east to Richmond, west to Terre Haute and south to New Albany. Many of these players played with us for 3 years but not everyone. This class had a combined 3 year record of 28-3. While competing in 10 total national and regional tournaments over 3 years, they won 8 and were runner ups in 2! In addition, this year, they sent 8 Class of 2024 players to compete in the 8th Grade All American Bowl during the NFL Pro Bowl week in Orlando!
Many high school coaches in the state have experienced the value of having their middle school players gain additional experience after a sometimes very short middle school season. They have also seen the benefits of good players competing against even better players in practice and games. "I have had the pleasure of working with Team Indiana for the past 2 years. I have found them to be professional, organized, and a family oriented organization. They work hard to develop players personally and athletically. Team Indiana's focus is on giving middle school players the experience of playing competition around the country while learning the game of football. My Mt. Vernon players have had great experiences playing for Team Indiana." Mike Kirschner - Mt Vernon Head Varsity Coach
Our program conducts non padded tryouts during the summer and then as the players school season gets cranked up, we stop all tryouts. When the middle school season ends in mid October we practice on the weekends for 3 or 4 weeks and then play in 3 or 4 weekend tournaments with the goal to be done by mid December.
Are you the best football player on your team? Do you want to compete against the best players in the state for a position on Team Indiana Football? Register online now for our summer camp series. Team Indiana Football will field three elite middle school teams (6th, 7th, 8th grade) to represent our state in national tournaments! You single registration fee of $35 allows you to attend all of our summer camp offerings. These camps are led by our coaches and joined by high school coaches to ensure they help all players get better at their football fundamentals. These camps also allow our coaches a chance to evaluate and offer the best players in the state a place on our teams! Your $35 fee goes toward your total team fees if offered a spot.
Team Indiana Football will follow the guidance of Marion County health officials, IHSAA, USA Football and our host high school regarding best practices and policies.
Check in at tryout's will require longer lines to ensure proper social distancing between families. Please do not crowd the registration tables. Team Indiana Football must respect the host high school's policies on fans in the stands. Guidance will be provided as each tryout approaches but it could be that parents are not allowed to watch our camps.
All players should bring there own water bottle (with there full name), towel, face mask and hand sanitizer. Face mask's do not need to be worn during practice but could be needed at tournament check ins or other times when social distancing is hard to practice.
Coaches will wear a mask when coaching in an environment where they can not keep a proper social distance. Equipment will be wiped down before and after usage.
Please do not allow your child to attend any Team Indiana Football functions if the have any illness symptoms. Team Indiana Staff will have a thermometer on site to check players if they feel symptoms or as a random spot check.
If you register your child(ren) for a Team Indiana Football program and then opt for them not to participate, refund requests are granted for deposits and participation fees AS LONG AS the refund request is made prior to the published refund deadline. Tryout/camp fees of $35 are non-refundable When you register to participate you agree to the refund policy. Refunds are not given if requested after the posted deadline of November 1st unless there is a medical reason your child cannot participate. A note from a licensed medical doctor detailing the reason and length of time your child cannot participate must be provided for refund consideration.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make the upcoming season unknown. In the event the season must be cancelled, participation deposits and fees will be refunded net of expenses already paid by the organization such as insurance, uniforms, facility rental, etc. The organization will attempt to keep expenses to the minimum until the season can be confirmed. Team Indiana will attempt to schedule at least 3 tournaments, but no promises are made if venues are forced to close. In that event of cancellations, the cost per player will be adjusted accordingly and refunded via check. Tryout/camp fees of $35 are non-refundable.
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Team Indiana Football is a one hundred percent volunteer driven, non profit organization that was created in 2013 with the desire to bring together Indiana’s most elite middle school football players. Using the sport of football to teach life skills while competing against the best teams in the country with proper fundamentals.
Stay Tuned for our announcement of upcoming tryout dates!