The leaders of our organization have pushed for higher expectations and standards for youth football in our area. One of the great improvements we are proud and pleased to announce is the Prince Frederick Eagles now being a member of USA Football and the Heads Up Football program and coaches certification.
USA Football, the sport's national governing body, leads the game's development, inspires participation and ensures a positive experience for youth, high school and amateur players. USA Football hosts more than 80 football training events annually, offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league administrators. USA Football is the exclusive youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. America's sole member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), USA Football manages U.S. national teams for international competition. An independent non-profit, USA Football was endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Associationin 2002, and its members reside in all 50 states.
USA Football will have educated more than 70,000 youth football coaches across America through full-day coaching schools and its tackle and flag football Certified Coaching Education Program (CCEP), comprehensive online coaching courses featuring computer animation and chapter quizzes to strengthen comprehension. These courses include CDC-approved concussion education and awareness material with an accompanying comprehension quiz. CDC-approved concussion awareness material also is distributed at all USA Football training events. Approximately 400,000 youth football players have benefited from USA Football’s coaching programs, which instruct coaches how to teach the sport’s fundamentals and employ effective coach-to-player and coach-to-parent communication techniques.
The NFL and collegiate athletic conferences partner with USA Football relative to its training events and initiatives. USA Football also enjoys strong relationships with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); the American Football Coaches Association (A.F.C.A.); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Professional Football Players Mothers Association (PFPMA), led by Ms. Wilma McNabb; and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.