Help Us Kick Off a New Initiative

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.

We have three goals:

  1. Promote the value of participating in football in middle school and high school.
  2. Improve the perception of football at the middle school and high school levels.
  3. Restore confidence that the sport is more focused on safety and risk minimization than ever before.

That’s why we’ve developed a series of weekly social media posts to encourage more teens to participate in this amazing sport.

Here’s how you can help: Every Friday for the next six weeks, we'll post a new social media message to share with your Facebook and Twitter followers. All you have to do to post these messages is click the buttons below! It’s that simple!

Please join us in doing everything we can to celebrate this essential team sport for decades to come. The more we share together, the louder our message will be heard!

Thank you for supporting the NFHS #ThisIsHSFootball Campaign!

Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director

Ed Passino, Senior Consultant, High School Football

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.