Championship to be held during NFL Conference Championship Weekend

NEW YORK, November 17, 2021 – NFL Play Football, in collaboration with RCX Sports, announced today the 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 SPORTSTM Madden NFL 22.

Formerly branded as the NFL FLAG Youth Club Championship, the rebrand under NFL Play Football aims to attract a broader group of youth players.

“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 click here.



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


RCX Sports is the premier youth-sports experiences business, running and operating leagues, camps, combines, tournaments and events.

RCX works with professional leagues, national governing bodies, sports-centric businesses and brands to reimagine youth sports experiences. RCX produces events with world-class partners including the NFL, Jr. NBA, NAIA, and the 2022 World Games.

RCX is committed to improving the accessibility and inclusivity of sports by enhancing the youth sports experience and creating opportunities for all athletes to play. We believe sports have the power to transform lives and that every athlete should have the opportunity to experience the value of sports. For more information, visit


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