Green Bay Packers Football Outreach
Packers Football Outreach Camp
The Green Bay Packers 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. 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, after-school, and team-based programs.
Packers Parents Clinic
On April 14, 2018, youth and high school football parents came to Lambeau Field for the fourth annual Green Bay Packers Parents Clinic. The clinic was an interactive and educational forum designed to educate parents about how the game is being played safer and better than ever before. The complimentary event provided an opportunity for parents to hear from leading medical experts from Bellin Health Sports Medicine on the topics of concussions, sports nutrition, injury assessment, heat & hydration, and strength & conditioning for youth athletes. The day began with the parents receiving on-field Heads Up Football technique training in the Packers’ indoor practice facility, the Don Hutson Center. During the lunch hour, the parents were given the opportunity to interact with Packers tight ends coach, Brian Angelichio during a Q&A session. The event concluded with parents hearing from 3-time Packers High School Coach of the Year, Steve Jones of Kimberly High School.
Green Bay Packers Coaching School
On Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, the Packers hosted the fifth annual Green Bay Packers Coaching School at Lambeau Field and the Don Hutson Center. The complimentary event offered youth football coaches innovative classroom and on-the-field football instruction from top Wisconsin football coaches. Beyond the X’s and O’s, attendees were taught techniques to ensure their youngsters have fun playing the game they love while developing their character through football's intrinsic values of teamwork, responsibility and discipline.
Green Bay Packers 7-on-7 Passing Tournament
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Green Bay Packers hosted their tenth annual 7-on-7 High School Passing Tournament. Eight teams from across the state of Wisconsin were invited to the Don Hutson Center to compete in the one day tournament. The winner received a $4,000 donation to their high school football program, with the runner-up receiving $2,000. The Brookfield Central Lancers defeated the Menomonie Mustangs 31-10 in an exciting championship game.
Green Bay Packers Lineman Challenge
On Sunday, July 22, 2018, the Green Bay Packers hosted their first annual Lineman Challenge. Twelve high school teams from across the state of Wisconsin were invited to the field in Titletown to compete in an event highlighting offensive and defensive lineman. Teams accumulated points through six physical challenge stations, followed by a tug-of-war tournament. The winning team with the most points received a $4,000 donation to their high school program, with the runner-up receiving $2,000. Stevens Point Area Senior High was this year’s champion, followed by Ashwaubenon High School as the runner-up.
Exceptional Abilities Challenge
Twelve teams made up of athletes with special needs took to the field in Titletown on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in the Green Bay Packers first annual Exceptional Abilities Challenge. The day began with Packers alumnus, Johnnie Gray, speaking to the players and coaches about overcoming adversity. Each team played two games against opponents of similar skill levels. All participants received a gold medal for competing in the challenge.
Packers Football Outreach +1 Challenge
The Green Bay Packers +1 Challenge program rewards high schools in Wisconsin that increase their football participation. Schools are asked to report their roster size from the previous and current season. Schools that have the highest total increase and highest percentage increase each receive a $1,000 donation for their football program. The 2018 +1 Challenge winners were Appleton East High School and Aquinas High School.
Salute to Service Tournament
As part of the NFL and Packers’ military appreciation efforts, the team hosted their second annual Salute to Service Tournament on October 13, 2018, in Titletown. The free tournament featured five teams, one from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Army National Guard defeated the Navy in the championship game 40-37, earning a $2,500 donation from the Packers for their morale fund. The Navy received a $1,000 donation for their second place finish, with the remaining three teams each receiving $500 for their morale funds.
Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week
The Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week program, presented by Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, supports football outreach efforts by giving high school coaches the recognition they deserve.
On a weekly basis, for ten weeks throughout the high school football season, the Packers will select one high school coach as the Coach of the Week. Each honoree will be awarded several items and privileges, including a $2,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks and the NFL. In addition to the $2,000 donation for each school’s football program, the winning coach will receive recognition on Packers.com, WisSports.net and Wifca.org, and will be mentioned in the Packers Gameday program.
Winning coaches will also take part in the Jack Link’s High School Coach of the Week Game Ball Delivery where they will hand the game ball over to a member of the Packers staff or referee prior to a regular season home game.
At the end of the season, one coach is named the WFCA/Green Bay Packers High School Football Coach of the Year, selected by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, and is given a $4,000 donation for his or her football program.
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).
Play Football Month
In conjunction with the NFL and USA Football, the Packers celebrate the annual Play 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.
USA Football Coaches Clinic
On Sunday, June 23, 2018, the Packers hosted a USA Football Coaches Clinic. The clinic allowed current coaches to renew their annual Heads Up Certification by attending classroom lectures and receiving hands on on-field training in the Packers indoor practice facility, the Don Hutson Center. If you have questions about becoming a Heads Up Certified Coach or league, please contact USA Football's Member Services desk at 1-877-5-FOOTBALL or email@example.com
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!
The Green Bay Packers are excited to give schools and neighborhood non-profit organizations in Green Bay, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Menasha, 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 $250,000 for capital improvement projects. 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 NFL Foundation Grassroots program has awarded more than $46 million in grants for more than 336 projects 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.