Build. Better. Best.

Build a foundation, better your skills and become your best through USA Football’s High Performance program.

FOOTBALL’S NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY

We’re here for you, whether you’re new to the game or one of the top players in the country. That’s why we created High Performance - to give you a clear path to the top of your game.

Those who prove they’re among the best will have a chance to represent the United States versus international competition in both flag and tackle football. Only USA Football is a part of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the recognized U.S. national governing body of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).

WHAT IS HIGH PERFORMANCE?

High Performance is USA Football’s pathway to become your best. Watch the video to learn more.

The first two levels help everyone build the basics and better their skills. The top is for those that prove they’re among the best in the country. There’s a custom path for all game types, sexes and ages.

BUILD THE BASICS

Everyone starts by learning what to do and how to do it - the right way.

This is done through the Football Development Model. It helps coaches teach athletes based on their age, the skill they are learning and game type.

This approach allows them to learn the game and related skills in a progression that best suits them. It also guides coaches on modern principles.

BETTER YOUR SKILLS

Sharpen your techniques, increase your knowledge and get evaluated for the best level.

This is the time to learn under coaches that will help you grow and test yourself against peers. Our focus here is to help everyone get better and identify those that will go onto the Best level.

GET STARTED
- Junior Training & Evaluation Events
- Middle School Training Camp
- Adult Flag Training & Evaluation Events
- Adult Women Tackle Training & Evaluation Events

BECOME THE BEST

Prove you've earned a place among the best in the country... or the world.

Most people don't make it here. These athletes and coaches represent the best of the U.S. In some competitions, they’ll make the National Team.

SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE
-  2021 Flag Football World Championships Recap

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERS

WHO IS DEVELOPING & ENHANCING THE HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM?
We’re working with some of the best in the world to help you achieve through High Performance.

ERIC MAYES

MANAGING DIRECTOR

High Performance & National Teams

CHARLES TORWUDZO

SENIOR COORDINATOR

High Performance & National Teams

Flag Talent I.D. & Scouting Partners
We align with certain organizations to helps us identify the U.S. National Team Roster.

AMERICAN FLAG
FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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