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The USA Football National Conference is the largest annual gathering of high school and youth football stakeholders in the United States.

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TAKE YOUR COACHING STANDARD TO THE NEXT LEVEL

USA Football is delivering a conference focused on taking your coaching development and program to the highest level possible.

What you will experience

  • Networking with some of the nation’s elite high school coaches and administrators
  • Learning from some of football's top minds
  • Access to sessions on topics including sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, program building, position specific development
  • An immersive football experience

Why you should attend

To take advantage of professional development specific to high school coaches and administrators to take your coaching development to the next level.

Who will be attending

Top high school coaches, high school administrators and select youth commissioners.


On Jan. 27-29, 2017, high school athletic directors, administrators and coaches will gather alongside youth football leaders from across the nation at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for the fourth annual USA Football National Conference. Men and women representing more than half of the country’s youth and high school players will have the opportunity to connect and discuss the future of America’s favorite sport as part of a weeklong celebration of the game leading up to the NFL Pro Bowl.

The 2017 USA Football National Conference is a collaboration and networking opportunity with elite football coaches and administrators from across the nation with in-depth and quality presentations on a variety of topics, including: program building, sports nutrition, leadership, play-calling, managing parents, strength and conditioning, Xs and Os and position-specific discussions. Speakers include industry professionals, championship high school coaches and NFL coaches.

The three days of instruction and interaction are open to any high school coach or administrator for just $99. And as the USA Football National Conference is one of many events associated with NFL Pro Bowl Week in Orlando, Fla., attendees are welcome to extend their stay in Central Florida and enjoy additional activities at their own expense. Hotel, travel and ticket options for all events, including discounted tickets for the Pro Bowl, are available through Anthony Travel .

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What you will hear

  • Presentation 3
    Jon GrudenSpider 2 Y Banana. What the heck does that even mean? Super Bowl-winning coach and “Monday Night Football” color man Jon Gruden has NFL audiences captivated every time he speaks. USA Football National Conference participants will have the chance to join Gruden on the football field to talk shop and watch Coach work.
  • Presentation 3
    Bill PolianSuccessful seasons are built from hard work and talent. Successful programs are founded in a culture of winning that is passed from coach to coach, player to player, generation to generation. Former NFL executive Bill Polian knows this as he built winning franchises in Buffalo, Carolina and Indianapolis during his Pro Football Hall of Fame career.
  • Presentation 4
    Mike MartzFormer NFL head coach Mike Martz will host a pair of sessions covering the fundamentals that every quarterback needs and ideas on how he approached practice, player development and gameday strategy.
  • Presentation 1
    Brian BillickCoach. Teacher. Leader. The modern football coach wears a lot of hats on the sidelines, and it takes hard work to be good in all three. Super Bowl champion head coach Brian Billick will discuss how to find that balance and build it into a practice and game plan structure.
  • Presentation 1
    Jerome Bettis/Ray LewisOne man is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One man is likely headed there soon. NFL Legends and Pro Bowl captains Jerome Bettis and Ray Lewis will talk about what the sport of football meant to them, how it shaped their lives and the ways they now look to share these experiences with today’s generation of players.