Partners For Better Football

ESPN and USA Football: Working together for a safer game

ESPN AND USA FOOTBALL LEAD THE WAY

ESPN is as committed as USA Football to improving high school football. Together, we’re focused on educating coaches and enhancing athlete safety by bringing the comprehensive, expert-endorsed Heads Up Football program into school districts nationwide — with a special emphasis on working in underserved communities.

ESPN AND USA FOOTBALL LEAD THE WAY

Coaching Football Beyond Xs and Os

This USA Football and ESPN guide covers the core elements that make a huge difference on and off the field: specifics like managing social media and stopping bullying as well as big-picture concerns such as accountability, leadership and character development.

Heads Up Football

ESPN funds the Clinic & Scholarship Program — which supports Heads Up Football training and private clinics — and the Heads Up Football Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to school districts, underserved high schools and individual coaches.

HEADS UP FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS AND PLAYER/COACH CLINICS

Scholarship your entire coaching staff into Heads Up Football program as well as learn how to host a coveted private player/coach clinic at your school.

How to participate:
In order to participate in this unique opportunity USA Football requires the following commitments from your school:

  • Enrollment in Heads Up Football
  • Host private player/coach clinic
  • Provide football field
  • Commit to a mutually agreed upon date with USA Football
  • Provide classroom

Coaching Clinics for Underprivileged Communities
USA Football’s pilot program takes Heads Up Football to underprivileged communities, making sure that youth football coaches have the training and resources they need to implement the latest health, safety and practice guidelines.

Monday Night Football Activations
ESPN builds on its big night with USA Football Heads Up Football Clinics at the facilities of Monday Night Football host teams, and by taking part in Dick’s Sporting Goods Sports Matter project that offers clinics and grants for underserved area high schools.

College Football Playoff and Super Bowl Clinics
ESPN helps create champions at football championship events, with Youth and High School Heads Up Football Clinics, and Future Captains Clinics that take deserving athletes and their coaches inside the main events.