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October 10, 2017

N.H. dad sues school after son suspended from football team

The father of a New Hampshire high school football player is suing the school district, claiming his son was wrongfully suspended from the team. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, the 16-year-old was handed a one-year suspension from the...


September 28, 2017

USA Football ‘Adopt a League’ initiative helps programs after natural disasters

From USA Football USA Football, in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, today introduced its “Adopt a League” program. The initiative identifies youth and scholastic football programs that have been adversely affected by the three stor...


September 19, 2017

Study: Children under 12 shouldn’t play tackle football

A study released Tuesday concluded that children who participate in tackle football before the age of 12 are at a greater risk for incurring later-life brain issues. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Translational Psychiatry. It...


September 13, 2017

High schools in all states now using Heads Up Football program

For the first time, high school football programs spanning all 50 states are enrolled in USA Football’s Heads Up Football program, including high schools in more than 60 of the largest U.S. school districts. New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago ...


September 1, 2017

Trick plays submitted by successful coaches

In late-game situations, where momentum is lacking and the scoreboard is working against you, a little trickery may be necessary. Do you remember Nebraska’s "Fumblerooski" in the 1984 Orange Bowl, and more recently, Michigan State University’s...


September 1, 2017

Motivation is the key to a solid foundation

Football coaches are responsible for a countless number of athletes — some manage a group of 60 or more. And if you want to guarantee your best team steps on the field in the fall, you have to spend time getting to know each one during the spring a...


August 17, 2017

Montana’s six-man football champs cancel 2017 season

The Hot Springs Savage Heat (Montana) won't field a football team this season, just one year after winning a state championship with a perfect 13-0 record. The Savage Heat played six-man football last season, but a bump in enrollment moved them to...


August 14, 2017

NFHS: Leave Friday nights to high school football

A resolution adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations urges college and pro football leagues to leave Friday nights to high schools. In 2016, the Big Ten Conference announced it would begin scheduling Friday night games...


August 2, 2017

NFL rookie melts trophies to make weights for Florida high school

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette wants his accomplishments to inspire others, and he's taking a unique approach to do it. Fournette, who was chosen with the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, collected roughly ...


August 2, 2017

HOF Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian dies at 94

From the University of Notre Dame Legendary coach Ara Parseghian, who guided Notre Dame’s 1966 and 1973 national championship football teams and is a member of the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday. H...