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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS
Combine // Regionals // Flag Academy (U-18)
Flag Trials (Adult) // Training Camp

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS
The One
The World Games // IFAF World Championships

THE PATHWAY TO THE 2022 U.S. NATIONAL TEAM

HOW DO YOU PROVE YOU’RE AMONG THE BEST?

Men and women can showcase their skills at flag and tackle U.S. National Team Pathway events all over the country, whether they’re competing, training, or both.

HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL TACKLE & FLAG

Attend one or more of the development events to be evaluated for a flag or tackle U.S. National Team..

ADULT FLAG

Sign up for scouting and attend one or more of these events to be evaluated for the U.S. Flag National Team.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE U.S. NATIONAL TEAM

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

ADULT FLAG SCOUTING PARTNERS & LOCATIONS
We’ve aligned with these organizations to help us identify the U.S. National Team Roster.

AMERICAN FLAG
FOOTBALL LEAGUE


JUNE 12

Florida

AFL7’s


FLAG FOOTBALL WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR


MAY 29 & 30

Arlington, TX

5’s Non-Contact & 7’s


JULY 17 & 18

Charlotte, NC

5’s Non-Contact & 7’s


AUGUST 27 – 29

Las Vegas, NV

5’s Non-Contact & 7’s


SIGN UP TO BE SCOUTED OR STAY UP-TO-DATE ON OUR FLAG SELECTION PROCESS