Since 2009, the National Football League (NFL) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have teamed up in the fight against cancer. Each year, youth and high school teams from across the country have done their part to raise funds and help the NFL in these efforts. We invite schools and leagues to unite with the NFL and join Youth Crucial Catch to raise funds to beat cancer. Teams around the country have already signed up to participate. Don’t sit on the bench. Join in to help fight cancer!

Get in the game with YMCA NFL Flag Football! Leagues are available for boys and girls grades 1st-8th. Flag football is a great way to learn and develop your skills in a non-contact environment. You can register your child at your neighborhood YMCA.

The Houston Texans Gatorade Junior Training Camp is a free youth football program that is offered to local Houston elementary schools for students in the 2nd – 5th grade. This program features educational and recreational benefits in a safe and fun environment for students. Two camps sessions are offered each school year which include; a Houston Texans player or Houston Texans Ambassador, and Houston Texans Cheerleaders. The sessions consists of a fifteen minute assembly directed by Texan Staff which is followed by a forty-five minute long, non-contact, football clinic.

At the Youth Football Camp, top Houston-area high school coaches teach football fundamentals to kids in a program designed for both beginners and experienced players. Each day of the four day camp, participants receive special visits from players and cheerleaders along with motivational messages from Texans Ambassadors.

In 2017 the Texans impacted more than 2,000 young athletes and 400 coaches, through this program by sponsoring Heads Up Football training and certification and visiting games with Texans Ambassadors and Cheerleaders. Two teams from this league are selected to participate in the Youth Football Classic, an on-field scrimmage that takes place during halftime of the State of Football game presented by Verizon in August.