UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – University of Richmond’s defensive coordinator Bob Trott has been selected to coach the defensive backs for the U.S. Under-19 National Football Team at the 2014 International Federation of American Football Under-19 World Championship in Kuwait.
“It is a very exciting opportunity to be able to travel overseas with the U-19 National Team,” commented Trott. “To be asked to join this staff was such an honor and I am looking forward to all the tasks at hand.”
The eight-nation tournament will be held July 7-16 in Kuwait City, Kuwiait. The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) is composed of 64 nations spanning six continents that possess a national federation dedicated solely to American Football.
“We are very excited to announce that Coach Trott will be joining the coaching staff of this year’s U.S. National Team competing in Kuwait," said Richmond head coach Danny Rocco. "Bob has put together an outstanding career in coaching and he will add great value to the efforts of our 2014 National Team. We expect Coach Trott to return to Richmond well in advance of the start of our 2014 Training Camp. We want to wish Bob and the National Team the best of luck overseas.”
The U.S. Under-19 National Team includes athletes representing 20 states and will compete in a field against national teams from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait and Mexico. The United States won the inaugural IFAF U-19 World Championship in 2009 in Canton, Ohio.
Trott, along with the U.S. players and coaches will take part in a training camp June 25 to July 1 at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. The team will then depart for Kuwait on July 2. The United States’ pool play schedule is:
• Tuesday, July 8 – 1 p.m. (ET) vs. Mexico
• Friday, July 11 – 4 p.m. (ET) vs. Germany
• Sunday, July 13 – 4 p.m. (ET) vs. Japan
Games begin at 8 and 11 p.m. local time.
The gold medal game is 4 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, July 16, between pool winners.
A national team exemption granted by the NCAA allows current college players to take part and for high school seniors to play for USA Football and not have their participation count between their two permitted all-star game appearances. The IFAF Under-19 World Championship is recognized as a national team competition.
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States.