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The Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week program supports youth football efforts by giving high school coaches the recognition they deserve. On a weekly basis, for ten weeks throughout the high school football season, the Green Bay Packers will select one high school coach as the Coach of the Week. Each honoree will be awarded several items and privileges, including a $1,000 donation to the school's football program on behalf of the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin National Guard, as well as recognition of the award in one of the Packers Game Day programs.
Nominations can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the coach, school/team name, school location and why the coach is being nominated for the Coach of the Week award.
Click here for an entire list of previous award winning coaches.
The Green Bay Packers Youth Football Outreach Camp is a complimentary, grassroots program, which features educational benefits as well as recreational opportunities for kids in a safe and fun environment. The camp is designed for 2nd through 5th graders only.
Youth Football Outreach Camps are coordinated in conjunction with the NFL Play 60 Program. The NFL PLAY 60 campaign is designed to tackle childhood obesity by getting kids active through in-school, afterschool, and team-based programs.
Click here to learn how your elementary school/youth program can schedule a Youth Football Outreach Camp.
USA Football is an independent non-profit organization whose purpose is to galvanize, support and promote the sport at all levels of amateur football. The first national advocacy group created for this purpose, USA Football was launched in 2002 and received initial funding from the National Football League and the NFL Players Association, through the NFL Youth Football Fund. The activities of USA Football generally focus on the following: building coalitions, advocating positions and causes, identifying best practices and standards, aggregating resources, and promoting the sport. It is also the designated U.S. representative to the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Visit usafootball.com.
Player Safety Coaches Clinic
On Saturday, June 28, 2014, the Packers hosted a USA Football's Player Safety Coach Clinic. These training sessions are the most important step in becoming a Heads Up Football organization. Here, your nominated Player Safety Coach spends a full day training with USA Football to prepare him or her to implement and oversee the elements of Heads Up Football. In the classroom, attendees listen to lectures and watch high-quality videos. They will be asked to demonstrate and participate in hands-on learning, work in small groups and role play. The clinic also features on field drill presentations, question and answer sessions and evaluations. If you have questions about the schedule, please contact USA Football's Member Services desk at 1-877-5-FOOTBALL or email@example.com
In conjunction with the NFL and USA football, the Packers celebrate the annual USA Football Month to encourage kids to play America's favorite sport. During Family Night and both preseason home games, the Packers invite Wisconsin youth football teams to scrimmage on the field during halftime. Before the preseason home games, the youth teams join the pros on the field for the National Anthem.
NFL Flag Football
Coaches and Parents!
NFL FLAG Powered by USA Football provides opportunities for children age 5-17 to enjoy America's favorite sport. Available nationwide, including in all 32 NFL markets, players benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Get involved and start an NFL FLAG League today!
Click here for more information on how to sign up!
Every year, millions of boys and girls from around the country take part in the Punt, Pass & Kick skills competition. The competition, which has been around since the 1960's, is FREE and open to boys and girls ages 8-15. Each year the Green Bay Packers play host to the Team Championship level of competition taking place later this year. Get a chance to participate in a passing exhibition held on Lambeau Field before a regular season home game!
Click here for more information on how to get involved.
The Green Bay Packers are excited to give schools and neighborhood non-profit organizations in Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Racine and Sheboygan the opportunity to apply for an NFL Grassroots grant.
Through this program, the NFL Foundation will award NFL Grassroots field grants up to $200,000 for capital improvement projects. The 2013 NFL Grassroots RFP submission deadline is February 14, 2014.
The National Football League Foundation (NFL Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of sports, youth football and the communities in which we live. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football and the communities which support our game.
Since 1998, the Fields Program has awarded $35 million in grants for 273 projects in more than 70 cities nationwide.
In order to be eligible for a grant under the Program, projects must be sponsored by non-profit community-based organizations registered as exempt from Federal Income Tax under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3) or middle or high schools. In addition, all organizations applying for funds must be located specifically and exclusively within NFL Target Markets, listed in Attachment A and serve low to moderate-income areas within those markets.
Click here for more information about the Grassroots Program.
On Sunday, June 8, 2014, the Packers hosted their first annual Green Bay Packers Coaching School at the team's practice facility in Green Bay. The complimentary event in Green Bay offered 200 youth football coaches innovative classroom and on-the-field football instruction from top local high school and youth coaches. Beyond the Xs and Os, attendees were taught techniques to ensure that their youngsters have fun playing the game they love while developing their character through football's intrinsic values of teamwork, responsibility and discipline.
Comprehensive, non-contact football instruction that includes visits from former Packers players is available to kids 6-14 throughout Wisconsin this summer at the Green Bay Packers “Youth Football Camps.” This year, the camps have also added first-round competitions for the “NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program.”
Running back Ahman Green, linebacker Bryce Paup, wide receiver Bill Schroeder, linebacker John Anderson and defensive back Johnnie Gray are among the former Packers players that will participate by offering supplemental instruction at the camps, which aim to develop young players’ ability on the field and character off.
Each of the 10 camps lasts five days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and they will be held from mid-June until late-July. The daily practices will develop athletic skills, including individual passing, receiving and non-contact blocking and tackling drills.
In 2014, Wisconsin HSPD camps were held at the Green Bay Packers Don Hutson Center (June 14-15), Wisconsin Lutheran College (June 16-17) and Chippewa Falls High School (June 18-19). 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 to compete in the Green Bay Packers 7-on-7 Regional Tournament on Saturday, June 21.
Click here to view photos from previous HSPD camps held in Green Bay.
Click here for registration information and details about the camps.
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the Green Bay Packers hosted their sixth annual 7-on-7 Regional Tournament. Eight teams were invited to the Don Hutson Center, located across from Lambeau Field, to compete in a passing tournament for a chance to advance to the NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament as representatives of the Green Bay Packers. The national tournament was held July 13-16, 2014, at the Indianapolis Colts practice facility. In order to be eligible each player must participate in a character development and life skills session that takes place prior to the start of the regional tournament.
The Green Bay Packers were selected to participate in the 2014 NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament. The tournament was held in Indianapolis, IN, hosted by the Indianapolis Colts on July 13-16. All 32 NFL team competed for the NFL's 7-on-7 National Championship. The non-contact tournament is comprised of high school aged student athletes.
Click here to learn more about the NFL 7-on-7 National Tournament.
Click here to view photos from the 2014 National Tournament.