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.
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 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.
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.
Bronze Level Requirements plus:
*In 2020, leagues that offer any two game types will be recognized as satisfying the game type offering requirement for the Silver Level.
Bronze and Silver Level Requirements plus:
Learn more about the benefits listed above.
Organizations have until August 31 of the current year to satisfy the requirements outlined in the levels. Benefit packages will be available after May 1, 2020 and 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.