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RAISING STANDARDS

THE LEAGUE EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Take the next step toward achieving greater success to your organization and continuing to improve youth football.

 

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BECOME A RECOGNIZED LEAGUE

 

USA Football's League Excellence Program is a way for youth football organizations to earn recognition for their commitment to raising operational standards and providing a great environment for athletes and their families.

 

You can engage in the program and bring success to your organization by meeting or exceeding the requirements established in each level. Based on your achievement, you will unlock benefits of increased recognition and support from USA Football.

ATHLETES

 

PUT ATHLETES FIRST

 

Creating the best environment for young athletes to learn, thrive and mature into better players and people is critical to being a successful league. The program puts emphasis on this with requirements for operational standards like coach certification and game type offerings.


PARENTS

 

ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY

 

Parents are making the decisions when it comes to what sports their athletes play. Earning a USA Football designation shows parents both the quality of your organization and the commitment you've made to their family.


LEAGUES

 

RAISE THE BAR

 

Serve as a model other leagues in your community, your state and even nationwide should strive to imitate. You can help raise the youth football landscape by showing your dedication for growing the sport and nurturing whole athletes.

We don’t just want to be a league out there; we want to be the best league in the country. We want to adopt all the correct principles and standards. We want to be able to teach and mentor and give all the assistance to these coaches that are volunteering all this time...for the end results of our kids.

Jeff Gorringe
UTE CONFERENCE (UTAH)

REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS

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Requirements

  • League Enrollment Data & Organization Services and Recognition Agreement
  • 100% Coaches Certified
  • Satisfy Insurance Requirement

Benefits

  • Use of Bronze Seal
  • Marketing Templates and Tools
  • Field Banner with Seal
  • Opportunity for USA Football Discounts*
  • Finder Service Placement

*Discounts are based on seasonal availability and are not guaranteed to occur.

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Requirements

Bronze Level Requirements plus:

     

  • Two Game Type Offerings*
  • Concussion Return to Play Protocol
  • Coach Background Checks
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • USA Football’s Levels of Contact
  • USA Football’s Practice Guidelines

*In 2020, leagues that offer any two game types will be recognized as satisfying the game type offering requirement for the Silver Level.

Benefits

Bronze Level Benefits Plus ...

  • Use of Silver Seal
  • Reward Kit
  • Finder Service Placement
  • Opportunity to write for USA Football's blog

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Requirements

Bronze and Silver Level Requirements plus:

  • USA Football's Game Type Progression
  • USA Football's Practice Plans
  • USA Football's Skills Assessments
  • USA Football's Player Progression Guide and Contact Manual
  • Background Checks through USA Football Preferred Partners

Benefits

Bronze and Silver Level Benefits Plus ...

  • Use of Gold Seal
  • Customized Marketing Materials
  • Targeted Paid Social Media Ads
  • Finder Service Placement
  • Blog Feature on Organization, Written by USA Football
  • Social Media Shout Out
  • Expert Hours

Learn more about the benefits listed above.

 

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REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

 

Organizations have until August 31 of the current year to satisfy the requirements outlined in the levels. Benefit packages will be available through August 31 of the following year. Leagues will unlock their benefit package when their subsidiary organizations independently satisfy the identified standards and requirements.

 

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