In an effort to develop the sport of football at the grassroots level, one of the top youth football organizations is taking its resources all over the country.
USA Football, a non-profit which helps grow youth, high school and amateur international football, spends the summer months visiting 12 different areas across the United States--from Atlanta to Dallas to San Diego to Philadelphia--and offering a 3 1/2-day camp for players ages 9-14.
At the USA Football Player Academies, young players can get broad training at a number of different aspects of football, or specific training targeted at a particular position depending on their age. There's also classroom time and guest speakers to make for a well-rounded camp.
USA Football was founded by the NFL and the NFL Players Association through a grant from the NFL Youth Football Fund in 2002. In addition to youth programs like the youth academy, USA Football also puts together two national teams. The most recent, the U-19 team, won the IFAF Junior World Championships in Canton, Ohio.