More Than 40,000 High School Football Players to Participate in Nationwide NFL Character and Skill Development Program
NFL High School Player Development Program Presented by the National Guard To Be Held at 200 Sites in all 50 StatesThis Spring and Summer
More than 40,000 high school football players will focus on character development, life skills and on-field techniques from May-August as part of the NFL High School Player Development (HSPD) program which is presented by the National Guard through the NFL Youth Football Fund.
Since its inception in 2001, the HSPD program has provided participants with a curriculum that focuses on inspiring excellence in the classroom, community, and on the playing field. The program, which is funded by the National Guard through the NFL Youth Football Fund, is free for students and will be implemented at more than 200 sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico this spring and summer.
The character development and life skills portion of the week often features guest speakers and discussions on life after high school. Students also will take part in a Center for Disease Control (CDC) session about player safety, including concussion treatment and management.
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