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2016 National Middle School Invitational Showcase

The 2016 National Middle School Invitational Showcase, which includes the Future 4 National Middle School Quarterback Invitational, is set to begin Friday April 29th and run through Saturday April 30th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  The host school is again Cardinal Gibbons Catholic and the host hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale/Cypress Creek.

This year, in addition to the finest middle school quarterbacks (QBs) and wide receivers (WRs), we are inviting all defensive and offensive skill players to attend our national Middle School showcase event.  This includes defensive backs (DBs), Linebackers (LBs), Running Backs (RBs) and Tight Ends (TEs).  We want to put together the finest collection of middle school football talent in the country on one national stage.

Last year’s event featured 63 Quarterbacks from 19 states across America.  There were three grade level competitions between 6th, 7th and 8th grade quarterbacks and wide receivers.  Our Quarterback competition, dubbed the ‘Future 4’ is headed up by Drew Phillips by the Phillips QB Academy.  It features the nation’s best Middle School Signal Callers and is an invitation only event.


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The 2015 Winners are as follows: 11013120_1038228322871262_3995260383745329119_o (1)

Overall MVP: Spencer Rattler (Phoenix, AZ)

8th Grade Champion: Griffin Helm (St. Augustine, FL) | Finalist: Jake Annand (Seminole, FL) Daelen Menard (Miramar, FL)

7th Grade Champion: Tucker Gleason (Tarpon Springs, FL) | Finalist: Blair Garner (Williamston, SC) Khalil Ali (Chino Hills, CA) Ryan Bolduc (Sarasota, FL)

6th Grade Champion: Nick Vattiato (Cooper City, FL) | Finalist: Chayden Perry (Castaic, CA) Alex Law, Jr. (Miami Gardens, FL) Joey McCann (Winter Springs, FL)


2016 National Middle School Invitational Showcase

Athlete Groupings

National Middle School QB Invitational ‘Future 4’: This two day competition features the nation’s best quarterbacks in middle school. They are invited by Future 4 head coach, Drew Phillips of the Phillips QB Academy, and travel to Ft. Lauderdale from across America to compete in the classroom displaying their knowledge of offensive and defensive schemes, play calling and a general understanding of the position, a full athletic combine and throwing drills.  At the conclusion of the opening three events, four finalist (The Future 4) in each grade level are selected to compete for the right to be named the best quarterback in their class. Space is limited 10 in 6th, 15 in 7th and 25 in 8th.

National Middle School WR Showcase:  We invite the nation’s top wide outs to participate in a day long competition to determine who has the best catching, route running and overall athleticism at the position in each grade level.  Our WRs also help our Quarterbacks have capable targets to throw too.  Wide receivers participate in a full day of activities on Saturday of the showcase which include: A full combine regime, route running, catching and 7 v 7.  Space is limited.WR Showcase

National Middle School Defensive Back Showcase:  We’re inviting the nation’s best defensive backs to participate in our National Showcase event.  They will be put through a full combine, perform in position specific drills and compete in a 7 v7 format. Space is limited.

National Middle School Linebackers Competition: The nation’s best defensive players at linebacker will be invited to showcase their skills and compete against the nation’s best.  They’ll be matched up in one-on-one drills against running backs, complete a full combine and also perform in 7 on 7 competitions.  A true test of their mettle during the off season. Space is limited.

National Middle School Running Backs Competition: We’ll test the agility, speed, quickness and strength of every middle school running back invited to participate in our national Running back competition.  During one-on-one drills, the combine and 7 v 7 workouts, each athlete will be able to showcase what they can do in front of a national audience.

National Middle School Lineman Challenge: To take place on May 28, 2016 at Cardinal Gibbons Catholic.



Each participating athlete, after receiving an invitation to the national showcase must register.  Registration includes full combine gear, sponsor giveaways, hydration and lunch on Saturday only.  All other meals are the responsibility of the player and their families.  Families are also responsible for their own travel costs and lodging.  Our host hotel, the Marriott Ft. Lauderdale/Cypress Creek located at 2440 West Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 is offering a rate of $99/night.  To book, call the Hotel Front Desk at 954-772-7770 OR email the hotel at Ftlauderdaledos@ih-corp.com. Mention ‘Hotbed Football’. The registration deadline is February 26, 2016.  FootballHotbed,com is a licensed media property of B. Green Media, Marketing and Management, LLC.


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  1. New Jersey all state 2 years 2 years ayf starting Qb all star 68td 2 years over 5000 Yards passing 2 years number 1 Qb in New Jersey dual threat 6 1 195 can throw on run full scholarship offers to all nj power schools unfortunately missed under armor all American game due to injury fully healed now ready to show his talents thank you for the oppurtunity

  2. How do i see if my son can get pick for this. He play for staten island hurricanes and win national this tear in flordia 1 place they came in. He is a defenfesine line. His name is ryan white hes 11 years old.


  4. My son Elijah Gallegos is from So.Cali. 8th grade LB … for SGVJAAF. He is 5’11 178 lbs.. 13yr. Old hitting machine

  5. Inquiring about what steps to take in order to be selected?

  6. Dreyden Norwood is the #1 7th grade QB in Arkansas and he was selected as a youth all American and I believe he could could be the mvp at the camp

  7. I was wondering how I can get my son Aaron Isaiah Harrison III nominated for this event. He has played QB for USA football Developmental Game in Ohio. He is also his middle school starter and has competed at the hotbed tournament with his team “The Program” out of Augusta Ga. Please email me at let me know what steps need to be taken to get him into consideration for this wonderful event.
    Rhonda Harrison

  8. Elijah Vaughn Jr.

    Thanks For this Great Opportunity!!

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