American Samoa will make its debut at the Under 19 World American Football Championship which kicks off in Texas this weekend.
The team plays its opening game on Saturday evening local time against host nation the USA, having qualified by beating Australia in the final of the Oceania Bowl in February.
The President of the American Samoa Federation, Mel Purcell Junior says he believes his side will survive despite expecting the US to bring its best to the field.
He says the humidity is just one of the obstacles.
"The heat is going to take a bit out of all of the kids here but maybe with the fact that it's quite humid here in the American Samoa is going to help them a little bit, already practising in 106 degrees [farenheit] weather in Texas."
The President of the American Samoa Federation, Mel Purcell Junior.