The inaugural IFAF U-19 World Championship was one of the most significant international football events in the 11-year history of IFAF. The event introduced the sophistication of international football development to millions of U.S. football fans and increased awareness of American football internationally. More than 40,000 fans attended the three game days at Fawcett Stadium as eight nations from four continents competed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The United States was the inaugural champion of the event.
Future IFAF U-19 World Championship tournaments will be played every two years. This year's 2011 contest is in Austin, TX.