The Philadelphia Eagles support kids' involvement in all youth sports, especially youth football. We encourage kids throughout the area to get off the couch and Play Football! Here are a few programs that the Eagles support...
USA Football is asking the NFL to help make coaches and players more aware of player safety and concussion awareness. Contact is a part of every sport and concussions can happen anytime players make contact, collide, or fall to the playing surface. This season, USA Football is asking coaches to put pride aside for player safety because players that "toughen out" and continue to play with concussion symptoms risk serious injury. If you suspect a player is concussed ,remove them from action, no matter how it affects your pride or game plan.
Philadelphia Eagles Youth Football Camps offer a comprehensive, non-contact football curriculum. Kids learn to throw, catch, defend, form block, form tackle and explode out of a stance with proper technique and improved speed. Equally important is our emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, self-esteem, good health and fitness.
Click here for more information and to sign up for Philadelphia Eagles Youth Football Camps!!
NFL Flag is the league's first national flag football program for boys and girls.
NFL Flag was created to help kids become part of a well-organized national program emphasizing football education, participation, and sportsmanship. NFL Flag provides a new and exciting recreational opportunity, and offers the chance for increased revenue for existing programs.
Visit www.nflyouthfootball.com for information on starting an NFL Flag league in your community. Here, you also will find the rules of NFL Flag and NFL Ultimate, the two games played by NFL Flag leagues, as well as suggestions you can use for organizing your local league.
Millions of kids in the U.S. and Canada have joined in the fun of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition since it started way back in the 1960s. Any boy or girl 8 to 15 years old can compete for a chance at becoming a national champ. It's all free!
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF), the National Football League (NFL), and the NFL Players Association implements the highly successful Play It Smart program in urban high schools in each of the 32 NFL franchise cities, with five schools in the City of Philadelphia.
Play It Smart, a program designed to use the power of football experience in enhancing the personal and academics development of youth football economically disadvantaged communities, has sent 87 percent of its seniors onto higher education, far exceeding the rates of their school peers. Play It Smart began in 1998 and has more than doubled in size each year, entering 88 high schools this fall in 55 cities and 30 states with an estimated 5,100 student-athletes participating.
NFL High School Player Development (NFL HSPD) is a program designed to address the issues that face high school football programs in communities-in-need. Urban-based high school coaches, college football recruiters (Divisions I - III), collegiate coaches (Divisions I - III), NFL General Managers and Player Personnel Directors have all identified a core group of common issues, including a lack of feeder systems, a deficiency in the fundamentals of the game, and academic disqualification of many football players. NFL HSPD provides incoming, fall season, sophomores through seniors, a program that focuses academic counseling and specific football skill training by position. Each participant gains a full awareness of what is necessary to become a successful high school and collegiate student-athlete, along with the resources and information to meet the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements.
USA Football's Youth Coaching School, in partnership with NFL teams, is designed to prepare youth football coaches with the ability to teach the game of football and create a positive experience for their players, parents and assistant coaches. The one-day school offers youth coaches the best techniques to communicate with players, coaches and parents, teach the fundamentals for every position, organize their season with practice planning, establish the best drills for individual, group and team periods and develop a better scheme for offense, defense and special teams.
For more information on how you can be a part of the USA Football Coaching School in Philadelphia click here!
The Philadelphia Eagles and USA Football are hosting the second annual Philadelphia Eagles Youth Football Regional Leadership Forum for youth football leaders in the Philadelphia area. This event will include round table discussions to share ideas, goals, and important topics facing youth football today.
For more information, please contact USA Football at: (703) 992-8246.
The Coach of the Week Program gives high school coaches the recognition they deserve, and provides high schools financial assistance in maintaining and upgrading their football programs. Each week during the high school football season, the Eagles will select one high school football coach as the COW winner. Each recipient receives several items and privileges, including the award itself and a $1,000 donation to the school's football program from NFL Charities.
Click here to see if your coach has been selected as a Coach of the Week.
The NFL Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Youth Football Fund (NFL YFF) and the Local Initiatives Supports Corporation (LISC) to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations, middle schools and high schools with financing and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.
Click here for more information on the NFL Grassroots Program.
Fuel Up to Play 60, the in-school nutrition and physical activity program, is helping to make wellness part of the game plan in more than 70,000 schools across the country. The program includes:
Fuel Up to Play 60 is brought to you by the National Dairy Council, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Philadelphia Eagles have partnered with Good Sports to provide football equipment to youth football programs in an effort to increase the capacities of inner city youth football programs to serve more youth.
Good Sports is a non-profit whose mission is to increase youth participation in sports, recreation and fitness activities. Good Sports provides sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to youth organizations offering sports, fitness and recreational programs to youth in need.
Please read the following information carefully prior to applying for an equipment grant to better understand our criteria and our process.