Skills, Fun, Safety & Teamwork

Get the most out of the game, with USA Football programs for youth, middle and high school athletes.

You want to give football your all. We’ve got the programs that can help you fulfill your potential. We work with leaders in sports, medicine and education to develop innovative training systems and offer challenging competition. Take a look at all the options below and find your place in the game you love.

The Football Development Model

This model helps make better people, better athletes and better football players. This is USA Football’s new initiative designed to make the game safer by reducing contact and teaching in a way that meets an athlete where they are in their development.

US National Football Team

Want to play for your country? USA Football runs America’s only National Football Team Program. Participants receive cutting-edge development and training, learn the core components of Heads Up Football, and get the chance to face international competition.


The basics don’t have to be boring. FUNdamentals uses engaging drills to teach age-appropriate passing, catching and running skills in a non-contact setting. Based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model and hosted by NFL players, the whole event creates an ideal atmosphere for learning — and fun.

First Down

First Down introduces kids and parents to the game in a fun, free way. USA Football offers customizable curriculum for organizations to host their own programs. We also host the First Down Tour at major football events around the country.

We’re as dedicated to the game as you

That’s why we push ourselves to provide the best certifications, resources and programs. Find out more about what drives us — from an emphasis on imparting good values and encouraging broad participation to our commitment to safety and focus on advancing the sport for everyone.