North Metro Football League has joined with USA Football for the 2013-2014 season. This union with USA Football benefits the Coaches, Players and Parents for a piece of mind that all Coaches within the League have been certified by USA Football.
Many people have questions regarding USA Football and what it does for our kids. Below is some information regarding the organization for Parents, Players and Coaches to help clarify what they are all about.
PARENTS & PLAYERS
Q: What is USA Football?
A: Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. USA Football is an independent 501-c-3 non-profit organization that leads the development of the game through educational programs and innovative resources. USA Football also annually awards $1 million in equipment grants and subsidizes league volunteer background checks. USA Football is the ONLY football coaching course certified by the National Council for Accreditation of
Q: Interesting, but what does that do for our kids?
A: The North Metro Football League has committed that all participating teams within the league will have coaches that are Certified by USA Football. All coaches will be required to take a 2-hour training class and pass a coaches certification course to be able to be part of the league. This certification course includes coaching the new Heads-Up tackling technique, health and safety on and off the field and good coaching techniques for the sport.
As part of joining USA Football, North metro Football League has been given free Player Memberships to the USA Football on-line program. We would like you to sign up your player on the USA Football site and have them review the Heads-Up Tackling instructional videos as well as other player skill information. You teams Player Safety Coaches and Head and Assistant Coaches will be teaching all kids within the NMFL the new Heads-up Technique. The sooner they get exposed to this new tackling technique in these instructional videos, the easier they will learn how to do it properly and become better and safer players!
Additionally, there is a parents section on the USA Football website that links you and your children's sites together. The Parent section will provide all of the current information regarding Health & Safety, your player's progress, and a general understanding of football (Football 101).
The Head Coach for your team will have the free Player/parent membership code. Please contact them to provide you to code and sign up your child and your self today.
If you would like to review additional information regarding USA Football, click the link below.
Here is more informaiton regarding USA Football on the NFL Evolution website