Skills, Fun, Safety & Teamwork

Get the most out of the game, with USAF 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.

Heads Up Football

Safety always comes first — that’s why we offer the most comprehensive and widely endorsed player safety program in the nation, including skills development built around Blocking and Shoulder Tackling, equipment fitting, and practical guidance on key health-related topics.

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

You’ve got what it takes to play for the NFL, in the league’s official, year-round flag football program, powered by USA Football. It’s an exciting limited-contact environment for girls and boys 5-17, where you’ll work with specially trained coaches who’ll help you learn the basics and hone more advanced skills for the next level of play.

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.