Youth Football Programs
Steelers Youth Football Camp
The Steelers host an annual football camp at West Allegheny High School. Kids ages 6-14, from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland, New York, Texas, Florida and other states have taken part. The entrance fee included two tickets to a preseason game, one year membership in the Steelers Kids Club, camp t-shirt, water bottle, magnet, and a team photo from the camp. The instructors were area high school coaches who have been Coach of the Week winners plus Tunch Ilkin, Craig Wolfley and current Steelers players.
Dapper Dan/Boys & Girls Club NFL Flag Football League
Over 1,000 youth participate in the league that the Steelers helped to develop for kids ages 6-15. The teams hosts the The Steelers host the annual championship games at the indoor facility on each fall.
Youth Football Halftime
The Steelers hold an annual Youth Football "game" at halftime of a regular season home game, featuring 8-10 year olds at one end of the field and 12-14 year olds at the other. Fan reception has been tremendous for these halftime presentations.
Youth Coaches' Day
The Steelers host a day of learning from the Steelers coaching staff at a training camp each year during a morning practice. Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert, Head Coach Mike Tomlin and an assistant coach address the group. Players also provide instruction and insight.
Gatorade Junior Training Camp
The Steelers hold three sessions of Gatorade Junior Training Camp each summer. More than 500 kids participate in fun, non-contact football drills and learn about the importance and benefits of staying hydrated during sporting events at the team's practice facility on the South Side each June. Another group of 250 enjoys the experience at Latrobe High School Stadium as part of Gatorade Days at NFL training camps. For information on the events, visit www.steelers.com.
Youth Football in Steelers Country Show
A show completely dedicated to youth and high school football that airs each Saturday at 10:30 am on Root Sports. The show highlights youth and high school games, players of the week, youth coach of the week, and an MVP, or a Most Valuable Person. Steelers players serve as guest reporters on the show.
High School Football Programs
USA Football Youth Programs
Steelers/USA Football Coaching Forum – A program offered by USA Football where youth football league presidents/commissioners are invited to discuss the state of the game, their issues and best practices. USA Football then outlines their programs to lend support.
For more information on the many programs offered by USA Football, including grants for youth football programs, please visit: www.usafootball.com/