USA Football hosts 2023 Blitz events nationwide to support youth players

By Samuel Teets | Posted 5/17/2023

For the third consecutive year, USA Football will host Blitz events nationwide in partnership with NFL teams. These fun, free family events feature exciting youth football clinics and giveaways. Several Blitz events will also offer coach certification clinics to prepare coaches for the upcoming season.  

Blitz events celebrate the fun, excitement and fitness of one of America’s most popular youth sports. Each event features an exciting Fan Fest area, which will include a wide array of possible attractions such as balloon art, DJs, food trucks, inflatables, photo booths, youth flag clinics and other elements provided by the local NFL team.  

Specific Blitz events will offer USA Football’s youth coach certification. Accredited by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence, USA Football’s certification addresses topics to help coaches become better teachers and provide safe, positive football experiences for their teams. More than one million coach certifications have been completed since USA Football began certifying coaches.  

Free registration for USA Football’s 2023 Blitz events is open now and available here

USA Football’s 2023 Blitz schedule will kick off on May 20 in Rockford, Ill. with an event hosted in partnership with the Chicago Bears. The series of events concludes in August. 

Listed below is USA Football’s 2023 Blitz schedule. Several more locations will be announced later this spring. Interested athletes, coaches and parents can find an updated schedule on  

Date; City; Venue; Participating NFL Team 

May 20; Rockford, Ill.; Mercyhealth Sportscore Two; Chicago Bears 

June 3; East Rutherford, N.J.; MetLife Stadium; New York Giants 

June 4; Buffalo, N.Y.; Highmark Stadium; Buffalo Bills 

June 27; Springfield, Mo.; Lake Country Soccer Complex; Kansas City Chiefs 

July 1; Redondo Beach, Calif.; Redondo Union High School Sea Hawks Stadium; Los Angeles Rams 

July 8; Charlotte, N.C.; University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Carolina Panthers 

July 15; Sparks, Nev.; Spanish Springs High School; Las Vegas Raiders 

Aug. 19; Houston, Texas; NRG Stadium; Houston Texans 

Aug. 19; Centennial, Colo.; Centura Health Training Center; Denver Broncos 

Each event is unique, offering different opportunities for kids to have fun and engage with the sport. Make sure to look at the location details for your local event to see what your city has to offer.