- For Coaches
USA Football believes in the passion, intensity, joy, confidence and sense of community football brings to those who play, coach and love it. From practice to playoffs, we work to make the game better and safer, ensuring that nothing stands in the way of a player’s excitement for the sport.
We evolve and grow the sport through innovative standards and best practices to advance coach and player development, participation and safety within the fun of the game and its inherent values.
As football’s governing body, USA Football is the sole US member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). We create and deliver best-in-class resources, standards and experiences for every football family member to pursue and enjoy America’s favorite sport, from youth to elite U.S. National Teams. We are recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and we are proud of the inclusion of flag football in the 2028 Olympic Games.
Our dedication to football pushes us to provide the best certifications, resources and programs, keeping the spirit and integrity of the game alive for the millions of athletes who enjoy the fun and benefit of playing.
From the field to the stands, USA Football believes in the power of the game. As new players grow their love of football, we’ll grow the sport alongside them. Through the advancement of coaches, we develop valuable leadership, mentoring and practical skills, positioning them as forces of change both on and off the field.
We establish unmatched standards of safety, education and support for coaches and players in order to provide an environment where bonds are formed, skills are perfected and leaders are born.
Development. Participation. Safety. Values.
These pillars, all of equal importance to us, serve as an expression of what we do and a constant reminder of why we do it. Through these standards, our goal is to grow a love and understanding of the game within the players, coaches and parents in the football community.
USA Football is committed to making a big impact on the game, everyone who participates and every way to play!
We welcome you to look at our 2022 Annual Report, which details accomplishments during the year. It provides insights into who works alongside us, from our board to committees to partners. You can also check out the video on the right which highlights a variety of ways we support you and the game.
Evolving and Enhancing the game
It is our mission to continually advance the sport. Through certification and training opportunities, we provide a wide variety of resources that allow coaches and players to grow as individuals and as part of a team.
Putting safety first with everything we do
The health and safety of every player is our No. 1 priority. From in-person clinics to online resources, we aid coaches in the understanding and execution of age-appropriate methods for improved safety in practices, drills and games. All of our efforts have a central focus on building the safest possible environment so that players can build their skills while fueling their passion and joy of football.
The value of our efforts lies in the lessons we teach
By providing players with valuable lessons in character building, perseverance, teamwork and dedication, playing football provides them with skills that will follow them throughout every aspect of their lives.
We evolve coaches into strong, qualified leaders who serve as sources of inspiration to players and advocates in the football community, helping to shape our leaders of the future.
Providing opportunities for everyone
We believe football instills great lessons and changes lives. It is a game that provides an opportunity of playing for athletes of all ages, sizes, shapes and skill levels. Whether through the tackle, flag or modified version of the sport, everyone should have the opportunity to experience football and develop a love of the game.
USA Football leads the wide-ranging community within our sport and champions the athletes, parents, coaches, officials and administrators who bring youth and scholastic football to life.
To lead, strengthen, and grow Football For All®. We create and deliver best-in-class resources, standards and experiences for every football family member to pursue and enjoy America’s favorite sport, from youth to elite U.S. National Teams.
Inspire and support the passion for football participation through world-class innovation and pathways for all to play.