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The opportunities for youth and high school football athletes, coaches and administrators go well beyond the local field. USA Football and partner programs open up a world of possibilities at every level, on the field and off. Find out just how far your love for football can take you.
Take your skills to the next level at the largest annual gathering of high school and youth football stakeholders in the United States. Coaches, administrators and youth commissioners get an immersive football experience and learn from some of the top minds in the game.
First Down introduces kids and parents to the game in a free, fun way. The First Down Program offers free customizable curriculum to help organizations run successfully, while the First Down Tour visits select markets to bring the excitement. Leagues can also host their own First Down Clinic to involve their community.
USA Football makes learning the basics of football fun for kids who already love the game and those stepping on the field for the first time. Upbeat events led by certified clinicians use age-appropriate drills to teach passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact setting.
Every summer, USA Football and Riddell give kids a chance to train on real NFL fields, learn some fun skills and safety instruction, meet mascots and players and get an important lesson in proper helmet fitting. Find a free, one-day event near you.
The fun never has to stop thanks to the year-round NFL FLAG program powered by USA Football. It’s a great way for boys and girls ages 5-17 to stay active, improve their skills and work with specially trained coaches — all while sporting official team logo jerseys.
Middle and high school athletes learn what it’s like to be trained by active NCAA coaches and former NFL players. You’ll be matched against the best football athletes in your area and try out for a spot on the U.S. National Team. Find a camp near you.
The next step after Regionals, U.S. National Team High School Training Camps are the best opportunity for athletes who want to dive deeper into their development. This camp includes high-level teaching, film sessions with college coaches, and in-depth position training.
Athletes who try out at a Regional or Middle School Showcase are eligible for an invitation to compete at a Middle School Bowl Game. These events are held at elite locations nationwide and give top middle-school athletes a chance to compete for their country on the field.
The top level of high school football competition takes the U.S. National Team to the International Federation of American Football Championship — a 10-day tournament, multi-national and cultural exchange where the best teams in the world vie for the coveted gold medal.
Every year, U.S. National Teams take the field against global opponents at the largest international football competition worldwide. Under-16 through Under-19 U.S. National and Select teams go head to head for gold against teams throughout the world.