This is what high school football is all about

Why do we love high school football? Because there’s so much to celebrate about it:

Where do you find players from many different backgrounds ALL working together towards a common goal?

In honor of National High School Colors Day, let’s celebrate high school football and the teams that made us!

Who always goes the extra yard? Teachers!

No matter who you are or where you come from, one thing unites us all:

In high school football, what separates the good from the great?

Where do students learn to play with integrity? Perform at their best? Lead by example?

When high school football players look around, what do they see?

What’s one of the best things about education-based athletics like high school football?

Why is high school football considered an education-based sport?

Learning doesn’t end just because the school day is over. For high school football players, their education only continues in the weight room, at practice and under the Friday night lights.

Did you know 89% of the 2022 NFL Draft picks were multi-sport high school athletes?

Why are high school football players tough?

High school football players aren’t confident simply because they’re good at the game.

High school football strengthens players in countless ways.

Thank you for helping us celebrate National Football Sign-Up Month!

When students play high school football, they become family.

There’s no greater game to teach the power of teamwork than high school football.

What are four of the most powerful words a student can hear? “I believe in you.”

What do you find in the high school football locker room? Diversity. Inclusion. Representation. Players of every background working together as one team.

What will boost your teen’s confidence? Offer mentors who believe in them? Make them feel like they belong? High school football!

There’s nothing better than playing under the Friday night lights. That’s why high school football players spend months preparing for a handful of games: Running drills. Lifting weights. Practicing plays. And staying focused through it all.

Attention to detail is key to every part of playing high school football, from running routes and tackling techniques to watching game film and learning plays.

Did you know high school football is a total body workout? It’s true!

Every high school football player matters. Every position has a valuable role to play. Every person contributes to the team’s success. That’s because in high school football, every single play relies on every single player.

What sport has more players than any other team sport? More opportunities to play? More chances to contribute to the team’s success? High school football!

Life is unpredictable. Every day brings new challenges to tackle. But high school football provides structure. It offers stability. It creates consistency. It’s where teens thrive.

With 11 players on the field at a time, high school football is the definition of a “team sport.”

The ball is snapped. The QB hands it off. And every player on the field must make big decisions within a split second.

High school football coaches teach. They encourage. They inspire. That’s because high school football coaches are educators first.

High school football players don’t give up. They keep going.

What is a friend? It’s someone you can count on. Someone who’s lifted you up. Someone who knows who you really are.

Over the last 10 years, participation in high school football has declined by about 10%. To address this, the NFHS has partnered with the NFL to promote the lasting benefits that high school football has on students for the rest of their lives.