Nationwide program launched with $1.5 million grant from the NFL Foundation
Former NFL players to serve as Heads Up Football Ambassadors
More than 900 youth football leagues across the United States representing more than 200,000 players and 30,000 coaches nationwide have committed to the health and safety of their young players by adopting Heads Up Football, a new USA Football pilot program for the 2013 season dedicated to making the game better and safer.
United Youth Football League (UYFL), with 40 conferences comprised of more than 85,000 players and 9,000 coaches across 23 states, has become the first organization to adopt USA Football’s Heads Up Football program on a nationwide level to promote a better and safer game for its athletes. UYFL continues to ensure a positive football experience for its players, coaches and parents by partnering with USA Football through the 2015 season.
Youth, middle school and high school football programs can apply for football equipment grants from USA Football, the sport’s national governing body in the United States. Based on merit and need, USA Football awards $1 million annually in football equipment and uniform grants to assist and further strengthen America’s grassroots football community.
USA Football’s grant program has accomplished the following since 2006: