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YOUTH FOOTBALL

YOUTH FOOTBALL

Lana V.

The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation have a longstanding commitment to promoting and supporting youth football programs. Throughout the year, the foundation is actively involved in coordinating and hosting a variety of programs that are designed to teach the fundamentals of football while encouraging children to live healthy lifestyles. Through these efforts, the Kraft family and the foundation continue to advocate for opportunities for youth across New England to play the game of football.

YOUTH FOOTBALL PROGRAMS

USA FOOTBALL

USA FOOTBALL

USA Football is the governing body of American football in the United States, the sole U.S. member of the International Federation of American Football, and a recognized sports organization of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Its non-profit mission includes designing and delivering premier educational, development, and competitive programs for American football, including tackle and flag football. USA Football is the only organization that selects and organizes Men's and Women's U.S. National Teams in federation-sanctioned international competition.

USA Football Grants

Since 2006, USA Football has awarded more than $17 million in grants to youth and school-based football programs, which have directly benefited youth and high school players across 9,500 programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Through its spring, summer and fall grants, USA Football currently awards up to $2 million dollars in equipment and other resources annually. Deserving youth football organizations represented by dedicated coaches, inspiring community leaders and worthy role models pass on the benefits of the grants program to the young athletes they coach. Youth programs can learn more about available grants at usafootball.com/grants.

HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE WEEK

HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE WEEK

The NFL High School Football Coach of the Week program honors high school football coaches and their teams each week throughout the season. The program is designed to recognize high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, create successful football teams and players both on and off the field. Each week during the high school football season, Pro Football, College Football and Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett makes a special visit to one high school to congratulate the coach and team on their award. Each school receives a grant to help maintain and support their football programs.

FOOTBALL FOR YOU

FOOTBALL FOR YOU

Football for You is a free one-day non-contact football clinic presented by the New England Patriots Foundation to encourage and excite the youth of our cities to participate in the game at which these players excelled. The clinic features former New England Patriots players serving as the instructors for the clinic, leading the participants through the fundamentals of offensive and defensive techniques and skills. The clinic is open to all children ages 10 –14 to both experienced players or those just thinking about trying football for the first time.

CLEAT DONATION PROGRAM

CLEAT DONATION PROGRAM

Football cleats in large sizes can be both difficult to find and expensive. The New England Patriots Foundation provides new or gently used football cleats to youth and high school student athletes throughout New England. Requests will be considered for student athletes from low and moderate income families. 

Who Can Request

High School Athletic Directors, Head Football Coaches, Youth Football League Presidents and Youth Football Coaches may request cleats for players in need in their respective programs. Requests will also be accepted from individual student athletes. Football cleats must be picked up from Gillette Stadium by the coach or student athlete at a mutually agreed upon date and time. A waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian of each student athlete receiving a pair of cleats. One pair per athlete only.

Available sizes

New and gently used football cleats are available in sizes 13 -18. An extremely limited selection of gently used cleats may be available in sizes 11 and 12.

NFL PLAY FOOTBALL

NFL PLAY FOOTBALL

The NFL celebrates youth and high school football year-round. Through camps, activities, NFL FLAG and tackle leagues, the Play Football initiative provides a fun and engaging experience for players of all ages and skill levels, equipping young people with key life skills that are building blocks to success on and off the field.

NFL PLAY 60

NFL PLAY 60

The Mission: To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy.

In partnership with Bank of America and the New England Dairy Council, the New England Patriots are committed to promoting youth health and wellness through a national campaign called PLAY 60.

Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round.

The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation are dedicated to promoting the importance of exercising for at least 60 minutes a day. Current and former Patriots players, Patriots cheerleaders and mascot, Pat Patriot, make dozens of appearances in the community each year to help promote the PLAY 60 message and encourage children to stay active.

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