USA Football kicks off this football season by teaming up with Courtyard, the Official Hotel of the NFL, to reward coaches, parents, referees and volunteers who "Inspire Greatness in Others."

Is there a coach, commissioner, parent or volunteer in your youth football organization who you or your child would like to honor?

Inspiring Greatness
Helmet and Guard

Winners will receive a commemorative helmet trophy and a $1,000 equipment donation to their local youth football program from Courtyard.

In seven select markets, winners also will be invited to a VIP invite-only tailgate party at a Courtyard hotel prior to the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football telecast. They will be recognized at the event for their accomplishment and will have an opportunity to meet a former NFL great.

Marriott Official Hotel of NFL

Courtyard Tailgate


Congratulations Winners!

Thanks for Inspiring Greatness in Others.

  • C.J. Perez Coach Manchester East Cobras Manchester, NH
  • Don Lindberger Coach Harleysville Eagles Youth Football Harleysville, PA
  • Jennifer Kmiecik Team Mom Bartlett Hawks Youth Football Bartlett, IL
  • Bryan May Commissioner Coast to Coast Flag Football League Gilbert, AZ
  • Kevin Johnston Coach Blaine Spring Lake Park Association Blaine, MN
  • Kenneth Clark Coach Mufreesboro Football League Murfreesboro, TN
  • Ken Fitzhenry Coach Katy Youth Football Katy, TX
  • Shane Benfield Coach York Little Cougars York, SC
  • Joseph Beahm Commissioner Port Reading Saints Youth Football Port Reading, NJ
  • Sample Name Sample Role Organization Name City, State

Nomination and
Selection Process

  • In order to be considered, youth football coaches, parents or volunteers must complete an online nomination form
  • USA Football will select one winner from seven NFL Network Thursday night broadcast markets as well as three at-large winners nationwide
  • Nominees will be selected based on their dedication, commitment and community volunteerism.
Nomination and
Selection Process


Thank you for your submissions. This program is now closed.

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