Football University, a partner of the All-American Bowl and the NBC Sports Group, announced today they will be moving their elite Top Gun Showcase to Naples, Florida’s Paradise Coast and will be the first event in the brand new state of the art sports complex. The FBU Top Gun Showcase is an annual two-event national showcase, designed to highlight the best middle school and high school FBU student-athletes in an intense position-specific test of technical skill and ability. This event combines national competition, exposure, elite instruction and national recruiting exposure for all athletes who attend the showcase.
What makes the Top Gun showcase one of the top football events in the country?
- Exclusive invites to the best events like the All-American Bowl on NBC, the National Combine, the FBU Freshman All American Showcase and Futures Showcase.
- National exposure from companies like 247Sports, XOS Digital and other media outlets.
- Elite instruction from coaches with over 500 years of NFL coaching or playing experience.
The partnership will allow FBU to continue growing their National Championships, which have been hosted in Collier County through a partnership with the CVB for the past five years, and to relocate the Top Gun camp from Rock Hill, S.C., to Naples, FL. Top Gun is one of the premier events for elite high school football players, attracting more than 1,000 athletes annually for the three-day camp that will be held this July 10th – 12th, 2020.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Collier County and to bring the nation’s elite middle school & high school athletes to Naples, FL,” said Steve Quinn, President of FBU. “We are equally excited about helping bring other sporting events to Collier County through the vast network of contacts that we know across the country. We believe that the Paradise Coast Sports Complex will be an unparalleled first-class experience for families and athletes of all ages. This is THE one-stop-shop sports complex of the future, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
“This is a great opportunity for the Paradise Coast to help grow the sport of football in this region,” said Jack Wert, Executive Director of the Naples, Marco Island Everglades CVB “The relationship with FBU is one that makes perfect sense. This partnership is a game changer for the region and just the beginning of great things to come for the Paradise Coast Sports Complex.”
About Paradise Coast Sports Complex – The New Home of FBU Top Gun
Paradise Coast Sports Complex is the premier youth tournament facility in Florida and provides athletes and their families with a thrilling tournament experience. Once complete, the park will feature 19 fields accommodating a variety of sports from soccer and football to baseball and softball. In addition to the fields, the facility will boast a championship stadium, food truck pavilion, 13-acre lake, and other guest amenities. Paradise Coast Sports Complex is operated by Sports Force Parks, a part of the Sports Fields Inc. family of companies, which also includes FIELDS, FIELDS Maintenance and The Sports Force. Learn more at www.sportsforceparksnaples.com.
About Football University
The FBU Top Gun Showcase is an annual two-event national showcase, designed to highlight the best middle school and high school FBU student-athletes in an intense position-specific test of technical skill and ability. The best FBU athletes from across the country compete for exclusive invitations to other events, like the All-American Bowl on NBC, the National Combine, the FBU Freshman All-American Showcase and the Futures Showcase. Former FBU alumni include Sony Michel, Christian McCaffrey, Shea Patterson, JT Daniels and Trevor Lawrence.