For the second-consecutive year, USA Football will host Blitz events nationwide in 2022 for youth football families, coaches and league leaders.
This year’s schedule advances elevated standards to teach and play youth football, celebrating the fun, excitement and fitness of one of America’s most-played youth sports. Hosted by USA Football in collaboration with NFL teams, Blitz events are free of charge.
USA Football’s 2022 Blitz schedule will ultimately span more than one dozen U.S. cities and kicked off on March 5 in Glendale, Ariz. at State Farm Stadium, the home of the Arizona Cardinals. The series of weekend events conclude by summer’s end.
Free registration for USA Football’s 2022 Blitz events is open now and available here.
Blitz events draw thousands of youth football families, coaches and league administrators from leading youth sports and youth football-specific programs. Each Blitz features an exciting Fan Fest area, including:
Blitz events may also feature in-person USA Football youth coach certification. Accredited by the U.S. Center for Coaching Excellence, USA Football’s certification addresses topics to help coaches become better teachers and deliver safer, 21st-century football experiences to their teams. These sessions include foundations of quality coaching as outlined in USA Football’s Football Development Model; transformational coaching; abuse prevention; athlete health and safety; and principles of contact which includes equipment fitting, levels of contact, and tackling, blocking and block-defeat principles.
USA Football’s 2022 Blitz event schedule is below with more to be announced later this spring:
March 5; Glendale, Ariz.; State Farm Stadium; Arizona Cardinals
April 2; East Rutherford, N.J.; MetLife Stadium; New York Giants
April 30; Nashville, Tenn.; Nissan Stadium; Tennessee Titans
May 7; Charlotte, N.C.; American Legion Memorial Stadium; Carolina Panthers
May 21; Kansas City, Mo.; Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex; Kansas City Chiefs
June 4; Philadelphia, Pa.; Hunting Park; Philadelphia Eagles
June 10; Wichita, Kan.; Friends University; Kansas City Chiefs
June 11; Columbus, Ohio; Fortress Obetz; Cleveland Browns
June 18; Chicago, Ill.; ComEd Rec Center; Chicago Bears
June 24; Topeka, Kan.; Washburn University; Kansas City Chiefs
June 26; Orchard Park, N.Y.; Highmark Stadium; Buffalo Bills
July 9; Henderson, Nev.; Raiders HQ Performance Center; Las Vegas Raiders
July 15; Indianapolis, Ind.; North Central High School; Indianapolis Colts
“We’re pleased to offer our Blitz events again this year, partnering with NFL teams nationwide,” said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck. “As our communities continue to strive toward a post-pandemic world for our kids, exciting activities like Blitz events deliver fun, fitness and community that we’re all wired for. We look forward to welcome families to Blitz events across the country.”
For more about USA Football’s Blitz event series, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.