WHAT: USA Football’s 2012 Minnesota State Leadership Forum
WHO: More than 15 youth football league commissioners from across Minnesota USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the Vikings and the NFL
WHEN: Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Media: Youth league commissioners from across Minnesota will be available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
WHERE: Mall of America Field at the HHH Metrodome
The on site media contact is USA Football Regional Manager Joe Owens and Minnesota Vikings Executive Director of Community Relations Brad Madson
Indianapolis-based USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the Vikings and the NFL.
USA Football hosts 41 State Leadership Forums across the United States, providing youth football league commissioners and presidents the opportunity to network with peers, USA Football representatives and NFL teams to gain insight into best practices for their players’ benefit.
Minnesota youth football league commissioners will participate in an open discussion about the state of the game and learn of USA Football’s programs to benefit their organizations. USA Football offers coaching and game official education, innovative digital football resources for players and coaches, $1 million in annual equipment grants, subsidized background checks for leagues’ adult volunteers and more.
About USA Football: USA Football, the sport's national governing body in the United States, hosts more than 100 football training events annually offering education for coaches, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competition and awards $1 million annually in equipment grants to youth and high school football programs based on merit and need. Endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.