Time to Play Football!!!
The San Diego Chargers continue to be the largest contributor and sponsor of youth and High School Football in San Diego County! This strong history of support can be seen annually in such programs as the Chargers High School Coach of the Week, the Alex Spanos All-Star Classic, Junior Chargers Training Camps, the Annual Salute to Youth Football, and now the team’s strong commitment to the new Heads-Up Football training program.
Helping ensure all children have the opportunity to play, and that youth coaching staffs have the proper tools to make the game fun and safe, is key to the Chargers support of football at all youth levels.
For more information on the Chargers many youth and high school football related initiatives, click on the photos/logos below.
Alex Spanos All-Star Classic
San Diego's premier senior high-school football players perform annually in their own Super Bowl, thanks to the support of Chargers owner Alex Spanos. Every year, Mr. Spanos makes it possible for the players to conclude their high-school careers in the Alex Spanos All-Star Football Classic. The county's best senior football players match-up for a high spirited game between the North and South Schools.
Chargers Junior Training Camp
The Chargers Junior Training Camp is a free, grass roots, non-contact football program designed to teach children the basics of football, exercise and sportsmanship. These camps are also a fun, recreational way for kids to get outside and active while participating in real NFL-style drills! We will be traveling to different sites within San Diego County throughout the season. Camps are open to boys and girls 7-14 years of age. Unfortunately, due to player’s schedules, San Diego Chargers players participation is not guaranteed.
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San Diego CIF Championship Games
This year, the Spanos family was pleased to sponsor, again, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) San Diego football championships. Because of the Chargers sponsorship, teams throughout San Diego County receive an opportunity to play just like the pros…at Qualcomm Stadium. This year the CIF Championship games will gain be hosted by the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. For ticket information contact the CIF office at (858) 292-8165.
High School Coach of the Week
The Coach of the Week (COW) program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, community and school, and provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs. Each week during the high school football season, the Chargers will select one high school football coach as the COW winner. The winner will receive a $1,500 donation from the San Diego Chargers Community Foundation to the school's athletic department. For more information, click here.
NFL Punt, Pass & Kick
Punt, Pass & Kick is a national skills program for boys and girls ages eight to 15, to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing, and placekicking. The free program, which has been in existence since 1961, is open to boys and girls in four age divisions: 8/9, 10/11, 12/13 and 14/15. For more information on how to register for a competition in your area please visit www.nflppk.com
LISC NFL Youth Football Fields Programs
The NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Youth Football Fund (NFL YFF), which provides funding for the Program, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the Program. The goal of he NFL Grassroots Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. The NFL Grassroots Program provides grants up to $200,000 for capital improvement projects.
For more information on guidelines and eligibility, please download a LISC NFL Youth Football Fields packet here.
NFL Flag is the NFL's official youth league for boys and girls, ages six to 14, and their parents. NFL Flag is a community-based program that provides an opportunity for children and families to become involved in football through participation early in life and play in an organized NFL non-contact football league. It also helps develop the first phase of player and coach development by teaching football skills while structuring a feeder system to high school (NFL High School Player Development). For more information on how to join NFL Flag please visit www.nflflagsd.com