SIMPLIFY LEAGUE OPERATIONS

Running an organization is hard and sometimes thankless work. We're here to help and enrolling with us is the first step.

FOR YOU. FOR THE GAME.

You organize and coach the game. You give your time to football. We’re here to help you make the most of it.

We lead, strengthen and grow youth football. We’re here to help you and everyone who loves the game by providing resources, education and events.

If you love the game, we’ll help you make it smarter, safer and more fun. For commissioners, the first step is enrolling your organization.

Enrollment for 2022 is now open. Organizations need to enroll or re-enroll this year to be eligible for the League Excellence Program, the grant program, access to resources and to be highlighted in USA Football’s League Finder.

WHAT IS ENROLLMENT?

This is our way to help you make a positive impact on the athletes in your community.

By enrolling your organization with USA Football, you’ll get resources and tools to…

  • Develop participants as people and athletes
  • Simplify your operations
  • Empower and educate coaches
  • Gain recognition for your league
  • Grow your organization

Enrolling is also the first step to the League Excellence Program, where you can earn recognition for your commitment to your athletes and puts your organization on a path to get better, every year. It's also how you can gain eligibility for our expanded Grant Program.

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?

Enrolling is easy!

Here’s what you need to complete the process:

  1. Identify Game Types you’ll offer by age-group
  2. Estimate athlete and coach totals by Game Type
  3. Login, find or create your league and enroll

By enrolling, you’re agreeing that athlete safety and wellness is the priority of your organization.

You’re also taking steps to get your coaches certified and making sure your league is properly insured. Insurance minimums changed in 2022 to ensure leagues are properly covered, so make sure to read requirements carefully!

3 REASONS TO ENROLL

GRANTS & RESOURCES

Enrolling is the first step towards applying for and gaining eligibility for grants. You’ll as get access to digital resources to simplify operations.

SUPPORT & RECOGNITION

Enrolled youth organizations are eligible for the League Excellence Program. Over 1,000 organizations were eligible in 2021, with over 600 getting access to support and recognition from USA Football.

LEAGUE FINDER

In 2021, USA Football rolled out its League Finder. Public service announcements around participation and this service were on multiple television networks. Enrolled organizations are featured in the tool.

BONUS REASON

We reach out to leaders of enrolled organizations for additional programs, consulting opportunities, virtual and in-person engagements, networking chances and ways they can highlight and enhance their organization. In 2022 and beyond, we’re committed to providing more resources and tools for commissioners. Enrolling your program is free, and a great way to ensure you don’t miss out on anything!

TOOLS TO START, SCALE & PROMOTE

USA Football has everything your league needs to run smooth.
More tools are available for organizations that enroll and coaches who get certified.

  • AVAILABLE FOR
    EVERYONE
  • Case Studies
  • Return to Youth Football
    (COVID-19)
  • League Leader & Coach
  • Virtual and In-person Engagements
  • Football for All™ Podcasts
  • Blogs
  • AVAILABLE THROUGH ENROLLMENT
  • Grant Opportunities**
  • First Step for League Excellence Program Eligibility**
  • USA Football’s League Finder Recognition^
  • Game Type Implementation Guides
  • Operations Resources
  • Promotional Resources
  • Game Type Rule Books
  • Game Type Playbooks Featuring 325+ Plays
  • Athlete Registration Template
  • Organization Budget Template
  • Equipment & Insurance Partner Offers
  • AVAILABLE THROUGH COACH CERTIFICATION*
  • Certification Course
  • Pre-Made Practice Plans
  • Player Progression Guide
  • Contact Manual
  • Football Development Model Age-Based Coaching Videos
  • Game Type Playbooks Featuring 325+ Plays
  • Coaching Webinars
  • Team Roster Template
  • Call Sheet Template
  • 250+ Football Drills through Guides, Manuals and the App

START YOUR ENROLLMENT TODAY OR REACH OUT WITH QUESTIONS

*Unlocked as a coach purchases and completes their 2022 Youth Coach Certification ($15 online, $25 value). Please reach out to use for more information.
**Details on grants and the League Excellence Program will continue to roll out throughout the year, enroll to stay up to date for the latest.

As your organization earns recognition, you will earn a seal with the appropriate year.

RAISE THE STANDARD

Earn recognition and support for showing your dedication to growing the sport the right way.

Enrollment is the first step towards eligibility for the League Excellence Program.

This is a way for youth football organizations to earn recognition for their commitment to raising operational standards and providing a great environment for athletes and their families.

Learn more at usafootball.com/excellence.