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The Daily Grind: Eastbay Youth All-Americans Practice Twice Daily Ahead of Games

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words // Katie Rosenberg

“Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.” – Vince Lombardi

Eastbay Youth All-Americans have been grinding it out on the field twice a day to prepare for the Saturday and Sunday bowl games. The 7th, 8th, and 9th grade athletes came to San Antonio with talent, athleticism, and grit, but they are also putting their minds and hearts to the test by learning a different playbook and working with a new team.

Outside the huddle, coaches from across the country are on hand helping players hone their skills by running drills and directing scrimmages. Inside the huddle, the coaching staff is motivating the players to work harder and trust the new plays they are learning.

However, it’s not all work in San Antonio. Thursday night, Eastbay Youth All-Americans had a chance to mingle with athletes from the U.S. Army All-American Teams, the FBU National Championship teams, as well as cheerleaders and band members during the Kick-Off Celebration at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Kick-Off Celebration at the Grand Hyatt Hotel

The bowl games begin Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and will all be broadcast on ESPN3 as well as Eastbay.com.

• Saturday, January 4, 8:30 p.m. – USA East vs. USA West 9th grade game

• Sunday, January 5, 10:30 a.m. – USA East vs. USA West 7th grade game

• Sunday, January 5, 1:00 p.m. – USA East vs. USA West 8th grade game

Additionally, ESPN3 will be streaming the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade FBU National Championship games from the Alamodome in San Antonio.

• Sunday, January 5 – 8:00 a.m. 6th grade game

• Sunday, January 5 – 3:30 p.m. 7th grade game

• Sunday, January 5 – 6:00 p.m. 8th grade game

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be broadcast live on NBC Saturday, January 4 at 12:00 p.m.

All of the games are taking place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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