National Conference: Why I Attend – Part I

By USA Football | Posted 10/19/2018

USA Football's National Conference is the event for you. Now in its eighth year, the opportunities to come together, network and learn with your peers are unlimited.

This is the ultimate football conference — but don’t just take our word for it. Check out what fellow coaches and administrators had to say about attending the Conference in the multi-part series, “National Conference: Why I Attend."

National Conference: Why I Attend – Part I

Ron White, commissioner of the Golden Empire Youth Football League, is a veteran National Conference attendee. Throughout his years of attending every Conference, Ron has experienced hundreds of speakers and sessions.

Through these experiences, Commissioner White has developed a list of his top five reasons to attend National Conference:

  1. Tremendously beneficial content provided during sessions
  2. Networking opportunities with leagues that face the same problems
  3. The diversity of speakers and topics that they speak about
  4. Unlimited chances to build relationships with peers from across the country
  5. The size and duration of the overall event

Out of all the sessions White has attended at past Conferences, he says his favorite topics are Risk Management, Positive Coaching Alliance, Social Media Management and Concussion Awareness. Each of these sessions provided him with great content, which has helped him evolve his youth program.

“The Conference has provided the opportunity to really refine the way we manage our program, the way we look at and mitigate risk and confirm national standards and practices,” said White.

Commissioner White’s Pro-Tips for Attendees:

  • Prepare to take notes at every session you attend
  • It will be difficult to decide which workshops to go to because there are so many
  • Get ready for countless opportunities to build relationships with other peers



Address some of your biggest programmatic challenges and celebrate your biggest wins at the 2019 USA Football National Conference!

This one-of-a-kind event is more than just a coaches' clinic. In addition to schemes, drills and techniques, you'll amp up your team's performance by discovering topics on leadership, health and safety, and participation.