Make the Most of USA Football

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

USA FOOTBALL RESOURCES AND TOOLS

Blogs

Get the latest on all things youth- and high school-football related: Heads Up Football highlights, health and safety tips, insights on fundamentals, updates on the U.S. National Team and great stories about the players, coaches and parents who make the game what it is. Find out what’s happening this week in the sport we all love.
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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.

Coach Insurance

With a current USA Football certification, coaches are eligible for $1 million in general liability insurance — so you can focus on the game and your athletes and be covered against risk.

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.

Practice Planner

Once you have the practice guidelines, the Practice Planner makes them easy to implement. Pick plays from USA Football libraries, illustrate them with videos, map out responsibilities and email the results.

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.

Coach Performance Center

Our subscription-based resource includes more than 1,000 streaming videos with insights from leading NCAA and NFL coaches on development drills, game strategy and safety guidelines.

For Commissioners

League Insurance

USA Football provides peace of mind with cost-effective and comprehensive liability insurance that covers youth football league players, coaches, directors and officers.

Grants

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.

Fundraising

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.

League Operations

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

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.

Recipes and Downloads

We’ve got great ideas on preparing simple, healthy meals for game days, postgames and holidays, plus downloadable grocery lists, practice kit checklists and handy recipe cards.

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.

Find a League

Ready to join the USA Football family? Here’s a great place to start: Locate official Heads Up Football programs and NFL FLAG leagues near you.