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Focused on sound principles of long-term athlete development, the USA Football Development Model provides a road map for how we coach, play and learn the game at every level.
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Focusing development on the whole person
Provide resources to promote coach education and training
Ensuring each experience within football is fun and engaging
Creating entry points and options into and within the game
Focusing attention to physical literacy and skill development
Encouraging multi-sport and activity participation
Through the Football Development Model we are nourishing and propelling the whole person beyond what we can see and feel between the sidelines.
What does this mean? Younger, smaller athletes are best served by playing on smaller fields. It also means providing more entry points into the game through both flag and modified versions of tackle football.
American Football Coaches Association
Former NFL Player
Head Football Coach
DeMatha High School
Assistant Football Coach
Assistant Executive Director
Oregon School Activities Association
Director of Athletics
Texas Tech University
Hill Country Pop Warner, Austin, TX
Dr. Karissa Niehoff
National Federation of State High School Associations
Xtreme Youth Football, Miami, FL
Dr. Jon Steinbrecher
Mid-American Conference, NCAA
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