USA Football Named “Official Youth Football Development Partner” of NFL and NFLPA

USA Football Named “Official Youth Football Development Partner” of NFL and NFLPA: NFL & NFLPA recognize August as “USA Football Month” as America prepares for football season

August 11, 2009.

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USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, has been named the “Official Youth Football Development Partner” of the NFL, the NFL Players Association and all 32 NFL teams. Independent non-profit USA Football conducts more than 100 football training events annually and offers state-of-the-art resources to educate coaches and game officials, teach skill development to youth players and facilitate youth football league commissioners. USA Football members reside in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

The USA Football relationship marks the first time in the NFL’s 89-year history that it has named an official youth football development partner. To highlight the partnership, the NFL, NFLPA and all NFL teams will recognize August as “USA Football Month.” As the leader in youth football development, USA Football teaches the game’s fundamentals and further instills the sport’s character-building values within the youth football community.

“USA Football Month” incorporates the following initiatives:

*USA Football public service announcements promoting youth football during NFL preseason and regular season games
*More than 100,000 NFL team-donated preseason game tickets for youth football players
*On-field promotion during preseason Weeks 3 and 4 through “USA Football” field stencils and end zone banners
*In-stadium “USA Football Month” scoreboard video messages
*Free NFL team-branded USA Football “Captain’s Packs” created for youth football leagues nationwide
*Youth football scrimmages in NFL stadiums on preseason game days
*NFL team sites will feature a 20-week series of instructional football video clips, produced by USA Football

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