League Excellence Program

Take the first step towards earning your recognition by enrolling your organization with USA Football.

BECOME A RECOGNIZED LEAGUE

USA Football's League Excellence Program 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.

You can engage in the program and bring success to your organization by meeting or exceeding the requirements established in each level. Based on your achievement, you will unlock benefits of increased recognition and support from USA Football.

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PUT ATHLETES FIRST

Young football players deserve the best environment to learn, thrive and mature into better athletes and people. This program puts emphasis on providing this experience through operational standards, including coach certification and game type offerings

ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY

Parents are the play-callers when it comes to what sport and where their athletes play. Becoming a USA Football Recognized League illustrates the quality of your organization and the commitment you're making for their family.

SET THE STANDARD

Be the league that others strive to be. By proving your dedication to the sport and nurturing whole athletes, you're helping raise the youth football landscape across the country and serving as a model for others.

BENEFITS AND REQUIREMENTS

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

USA Football's League Excellence Program will be available in Spring 2020.
The first step towards becoming a Recognized League is enrolling your organization with USA Football.

*In 2020, leagues that offer any two game types will be recognized as satisfying the game type offering requirement for the Silver Level.

Bronze Level

Requirements

  • League Enrollment Data & Organization Services and Recognition Agreement
  • 100% Coaches Certified
  • Satisfy Insurance Requirement

Benefits

  • Use of Bronze Seal
  • Marketing Templates and Tools
  • Finder Service Placement
  • Opportunity to Win for $500 in Coach Certification Costs Covered

Silver Level

Requirements
Bronze Level Requirements plus...

Benefits

  • Use of Silver Seal
  • Reward Kit
  • USA Football Field Banner
  • Opportunity to Write for USA Football Blog
  • Promotion on Website
  • Opportunities to Win for game tickets and First Down Clinic run by USA Football

Gold Level

Requirements
Bronze and Silver Level Requirements plus...

  • USA Football's Game Type Progression
  • USA Football's Practice Plans
  • USA Football's Skills Assessment
  • USA Football's Player Progression Guide and Contact Manual
  • Background Checks through USA Football Preferred Providers

Benefits

  • Use of Gold Seal
  • Customized Marketing Materials
  • Targeting Paid Social Ads
  • Blog Feature on Organization
  • Social Media Shout Out
  • Organization on Website with Logo
  • Organization Award
  • Expert Hours
  • Opportunity to Win to have a Parent Clinic run by USA Football
DISCLAIMER: *The actual prizes you become eligible to win may vary from the examples provided in this video. Rules for any sweepstakes and/or contests run as a part of USA Football’s League Excellence Program, including available prizes, will be available on usafootball.com.

DIVE INTO THE DETAILS

Raising operations standards is what your athletes deserve and parents expect.
Take the next step toward bringing success to your organization by becoming a USA Football Recognized League.

Review all requirement verification information.

BENEFITS

The more you achieve, the more you receive. Earn your designation and receive increased support and recognition.

REQUIREMENTS

Understand what it takes to adopt the standards and best practices that make a difference for athletes and their families.

GET YOUR COACHES CERTIFIED

After enrolling with USA Football, the next step in the League Excellence Program
is to get all of your coaches certified.

This year, the new and revamped coach resources will help your coaches develop
the whole athlete based on their age and stage of development.