Continue Summer Fun through USA Football’s First Down

By Gehrig Parker | Posted 8/15/2019

With summer drawing to a close, so are the opportunities for kids to enjoy camps and activities that have come to define the months of June and July for youth today.

However, thanks to USA Football’s First Down, the fun of summer is guaranteed to continue into the school year. Designed with first-time football participants and parents in mind, First Down gets kids active and learning the basics of football like running, jumping, passing and catching, among other foundational skills that put them on a pathway to lifelong wellness. It also serves as an opportunity to introduce parents to their local youth sport organizations and all their offerings.

Best of all, First Down is free! No registration fee or required equipment. Just show up and have fun!

Already this summer, hundreds of First Down events have been hosted in cities big and small, such as Atlanta, Indianapolis, Fort Collins (Colo.) and Palmdale (Calif.), but many more remain. If you’re an interested parent, visit to find a First Down event in your area. The new event finder feature makes it super easy.

In order to successfully register for a First Down event, participants need a USA Football account, which can be created at no cost at this link.

We hope to see you on the field!