Make the Most of USA Football

USA Football resources help coaches, parents and commissioners maximize the football experience for athletes in their communities.


Get Certified

Become a better football coach by getting certified today. Discover drills and resources for blocking, defeating blocks and shoulder tackling. You’ll also learn critical health and safety information.

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For Coaches

Coach Development

USA Football, ESPN and Coaches Choice created Beyond the Xs and Os and A Guide to a Better Safer Game to help high school coaches navigate the important steps of building and sustaining successful on and off the field programs.

Age-Appropriate Education

In this year’s certification, you’ll learn how to coach the age of your team to ensure you’re developing the whole person.

Practice Guidelines

Plan for everything, from handling the heat to scheduling contact drills, with USA Football’s National Practice Guidelines for Youth Tackle Football, developed with help from experts in sports and medicine.

Youth Coaches App

Access drills, skill development resources and more from the palm of your hand with USA Football’s new Coaches app, coming to iOS and Android devices later this year.

Levels of Contact

USA Football defines contact during practice through a five-level system to enhance safety and limit full-speed collisions — giving coaches a step-by-step process to help their young athletes master the fundamentals.

Football Systems

Discover cutting-edge systems and progressions that put better techniques into your schemes. From blocking and defeating blocks to tackling, both free and premium systems are available.

For Commissioners

League Operations

Take advantage of valuable league operations tools created with input from respected organizations across the country — including thorough, easy-to-use background check providers.


Every year, more than $1 million in grants are made available through USA Football to provide equipment upgrades, new fields, medical safety devices and support for recovery from natural disasters.


Leagues and teams can generate the funds they need to cover any football-related expenses using one or more of the fun and effective programs offered by official USA Football partners.

For Parents

Parent Resource Guide

Learn everything you need to know to be a standout football parent, including stocking a first-aid kit, keeping your athlete hydrated, providing healthy snacks and dealing with common injuries.

Sign Up for a Parent Account

With a USA Football parent account, you’ll get our regular newsletter, featuring game news and health information so you can keep on top of what your athletes are into.