- For Coaches
Discovering a league nearby isn’t always easy. When possible, it’s important to look for more than just the closest organization. Only USA Football’s League Finder showcases organizations that put your athlete first by following best practices and recommendations that prioritize the development of your child and all athletes.
Here are some unique ways to use League Finder:*
* League Finder data is based on information provided by the organizations when they enroll in a current year with USA Football. USA Football does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Click here for details on information included within the League Finder.
Trusting another set of adults with your child takes a leap of faith. We challenge organizations and their coaches to meet standards to enhance the experience for the athlete, and many are stepping up! League Finder helps parents find leagues nearby that are working hard to improve the athlete experience. Here are a key areas to look for to use when using the League Finder that go beyond a zip code search.
Every year, about 100,000 coaches step up to the standard and earn their USA Football certification.
Coach Certification and its resources cover:
As you search for a quality league near you, make sure to see if they have all their coaches certified this year. It's easy with League Finder!
Thousands of youth organizations across the country enroll with USA Football and pursue the League Excellence Program.
These organizations are pledging to put your athlete first and are taking actions to align with the Football Development Model (FDM).
Selecting a league that is enrolled or earned a bronze, silver or gold seal is a quick way to see that they’re putting your child’s development first.*
*Seals are determined in the Fall of each year and may change each year.
There are more paths to play football than ever before. Use League Finder to find organizations that offer more ways to play.
Flag introduces football skills players will use in all versions of the game as well as other sports.
This is a great way to introduce contact skills in a progression without going to the ground.
This is the game we know and love, with 11 or less players and can be played on a full or condensed field.
The organizations near you may not be currently enrolled with USA Football or they may not have earned the recognition standards for the League Excellence Program. Some factors for that include coach background checks and certification status. However, more organizations are raising the bar every day. Check back often or tell your league leaders to reach out to their
USA Football Consulting Sales Representative or enroll to get added to League Finder.