Youth Football

Green Bay Packers Youth Football Outreach Camps

The Green Bay Packers Youth Football Outreach Camp is a complimentary program that features educational benefits as well as recreational opportunities for second through fifth grade students. In 2014, the Packers held 44 camps at 25 elementary schools throughout Wisconsin, and provided more than 5,000 students the opportunity to test their football skills in various drills and obstacle courses.

Green Bay Packers Coaching School

The Green Bay Packers Coaching School, funded exclusively by the Packers and complimentary to participants, featured classroom sessions in the Legends Club of the Lambeau Field Atrium and football drills in the Don Hutson Center. More than 200 youth football coaches benefitted from the one day event.

NFL High School Player Development Camp

Presented by the Wisconsin National Guard, the NFL High School Player Development (HSPD) Camp provides incoming high school freshmen through seniors free training in character development and specific position football skills. In 2014, Wisconsin HSPD camps were held at three locations throughout the state. Thirty-six HSPD participants - 12 from each location - who displayed a combination of hard work and sportsmanship, were selected to an HSPD all-star team that competed in the Green Bay Packers 7-on-7 Regional Passing Tournament.

Green Bay Packers 7-on-7 Regional Passing Tournament

In June, the Packers hosted their sixth annual 7-on-7 Regional Passing Tournament. Eight teams competed in a passing tournament at the Don Hutson Center for the chance to advance to the NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament as representatives of the Packers. Menomonie High School defeated Superior High School to win the tournament.

NFL 7-on-7 National Passing Tournament

The Packers, along with each of the other 31 NFL clubs, sent a team of high school athletes to represent them in the NFL 7-on-7 National Passing Tournament. The competition was hosted by the Indianapolis Colts in July. The Menomonie High School football team, the winners of the Packers Regional Passing Tournament, proudly represented the Green Bay Packers in the two-day tournament and finished first in the NFC North.

USA Football Month

The NFL and the NFL Players Association recognize August as USA Football Month as America gets back to football. Local youth football and NFL Flag teams are invited to run plays on the field during the Packers Family Night scrimmage, as well as during halftime of a preseason game, as they are cheered on by the thousands of fans in attendance. In addition to the on-field scrimmages, the Packers and USA Football donated more than 3,900 preseason game tickets to Wisconsin youth football leagues.

Green Bay Packers High School Football Coach of the Week Program

Each week during the football season, the Packers honor a Wisconsin high school football coach who demonstrates outstanding leadership on and off the field. Each winner receives $1,000 to be used for the school’s football program. One coach, named the Packers High School Football Coach of the Year, is given a $2,000 donation for his football program and is recognized at Lambeau Field during the Packers final home game.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Each year, the Packers host the annual Punt, Pass & Kick Competition prior to a regular-season game at Lambeau Field. Forty youngsters, ages 8-15, advanced from across the state for the opportunity to compete for the title of Packers Punt, Pass & Kick Team Champion. Two participants scored high enough to place them in competition at the Punt, Pass & Kick National Finals in Seattle, with both taking first place in their age divisions and being crowned national champions.

NFL Grassroots Grant

As part of the NFL Grassroots Program, the Howard-Suamico School District received a $200,000 grant from the NFL, Local Initiative Support Corporation and the Packers to help refurbish their football field. The funds were put toward the installation of a synthetic turf playing field.

Don Shula NFL High School Coach Of the Year Award

Coach Bruce Larson of Somerset High School, the Green Bay Packers 2014 nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year, was named the winner of the prestigious award. Larson was one of three high school football coaches from across the country named as a finalist for the award, which was created to honor exemplary high school football coaches who demonstrate a commitment to player health and safety, and to the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula.