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.

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.

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 Insurance

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


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.

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.

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 near you.