The NFL National Youth Football Partners receive grants from the NFL Youth Football Fund to help support youth football development and permit thousands of young people to participate in a variety of flag and tackle football programs. In addition, affiliates and branches of these national organizations may apply for grants to develop and support innovative youth football programs on the local level. We have found that this is the most organized and effective way to support football at the grassroots level click here to learn more.
Heads-Up Concussion in High School & Youth Sports
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" initiative to offer information about concussions- a type of traumatic brain injury- to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The "Heads Up" initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
High School Coach of the Week
Each week during the high school football season, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches as the Coach of the Week winners. Each recipient receives several items and privileges, including a $500 donation to the school's football program from the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL Youth Football Fund.
The Seattle Seahawks High School Coaches Mentorship Academy is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that connects younger head and assistant head coaches from around the state with veteran high school coaches. The program helps to develop mentorship relationships and reduce the amount of coaching turnover at the high school level.
Seattle Seahawks High School Coaches Council
The Seattle Seahawks and Washington State high school coaches have combined to create a Seahawks Coaches Council with the aim of strengthening youth and high school football programs throughout the state. By connecting players, coaches and administrators from junior programs to the pros, the council develops programs that improve coaching, sportsmanship, safety, conditioning, and playing opportunities.
Seattle Seahawks and USA Football Coaching Clinic
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body, leads the game’s development, inspires participation and ensures a better and safer experience for all youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams. USA Football was endowed in 2002 by the National Football League and the NFL Players Association. Visit www.usafootball.com for more information.