The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA), which has produced such talents as Geno Smith, MVP of the 2012 Orange Bowl and second round draft choice of the New York Jets, is home to more than 13,000 football players and cheerleaders in eight leagues.
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The annual Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase presented by Tire Kingdom is designed to assist academically qualified high school seniors earn collegiate football scholarships by bringing them together with football coaches from NCAA Division II, III and NAIA programs from around the country. More than $1 million in scholarships were earned from the inaugural Showcase.
The premier tournament in junior golf, the Orange Bowl is proud to present the Doral-Publix Junior Golf Classic. More than 690 junior golfers from 45 countries around the world compete in the classic each year.
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The Orange Bowl’s “Drive for Excellence” Girls’ Golf Program is designed to empower young South Florida women through golf to gain the confidence and leadership they need to reach their full potential in life and sports.
The Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta brings world-class sailing talent to South Florida in a five-day event that has become the largest international youth regatta in the U.S. and South America for sailors ages 8-18. Featuring more than 700 sailors from 20 countries, past regatta participants have achieved notoriety in the sailing world. Current U.S.Junior Women’s single-handed champions Louisa Nordstrom and Sophia Reineke are past competitors in the regatta.
The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships is regarded as the longest-running international junior tennis tournament in the world. An International Tennis Federation Group A Series Tournament, the competition features more than 1,000 players from 80 countries.Past participants include Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, Chris Evert, Anna Kournikova, Andre Agassi, Elena Dementieva and John McEnroe.
The Orange Bowl Swim Classic is held the first weekend in January and is an integral part of the Orange Bowl events schedule. Several collegiate swim teams participate in a month’s worth of training at the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic at the Jacobs Aquatic Center in Key Largo. The event annually features top talent, including swimmers who have competed on both the national and international stages, in addition to NCAA Championships.
The Orange Bowl hosts the annual Orange Bowl Florida Youth Track and Field Invitational each spring. The Orange Bowl FLYTAF Invitational is open to all clubs and athletes ages 5 to 18.
The Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic brings the fastest growing sport in the US to South Florida. This will be the fifth year the Orange Bowl sponsors the event, which is one of the largest youth lacrosse events in the region. The three-day tournament showcases more than 100 teams of athletes all under the age of 18.