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Broncos Bowl

The Denver Broncos are proud to host Broncos Bowl, an annual celebration of youth football. Held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Broncos Bowl is a one-day exhibition that invites youth teams throughout Colorado to play in a preseason, interleague exhibition game and experience the excitement of a Broncos game day.

Participating players will have access to stadium team locker rooms and will get individually introduced as they run out of the player tunnel prior to kickoff.

Teams participating in Broncos Bowl represent the most senior age group (typically 12- 14 year olds) in youth football leagues throughout Colorado and must complete a team community service project to be eligible.

All Broncos Bowl participants are invited back to a Broncos home game to be recognized on the field at half time as part of the Broncos Youth Football Salute.

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NFL Flag

NFL Flag offers leagues throughout Colorado and is a fun and safe way to introduce the game of football to young boys and girls. NFL FLag offer boys and co-ed leagues for ages 5-17. For more information about NFL Flag and to find a league near you, visit NFLFlag.com.

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Futures Football

The Denver Broncos, in conjunction with American Family Insurance, are proud to announce the start of the eighth season of Futures Football. Futures, which started with Denver Public Schools in 2008, is a tackle football program for middle school students in both Denver and Aurora Public Schools. Every high school football program in DPS and APS has a corresponding ‘feeder’ middle school Futures program coached by the high school football staff.

Each team, made up of 35 student athletes, also participates in a five-week character development course led by local non-profit Project PAVE. Through innovative intervention and prevention education programming, Project PAVE instructors have designed a curriculum specifically for middle school football players that will focus on team values, healthy relationships, character development, positive conflict resolution and other relevant topics.

Each team will play a five week regular season schedule starting on Saturday, March 7, with three weeks of postseason play to follow. Participating teams in Denver Public Schools include: Abraham Lincoln, Denver East, Denver North, Denver South, Denver West, George Washington, John. F. Kennedy, Montbello, Manual and Thomas Jefferson. Participating teams in Aurora include: Aurora Central, Gateway, Hinkley, Rangeview and Vista Peak. All teams will wear Broncos branded team uniforms but in corresponding high school team colors.

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Heads Up Football

The Denver Broncos are proud to support Heads Up Football, the new standard in health and player safety designed and developed by USA Football. The Heads Up Football curriculum concentrates on key health and safety components including:
1) Coaching Certification: Nationally accredited Level 1 Coaching Certification Courses
2) Equipment Fitting: Helmet and shoulder pad fitting instruction
3) Concussion Education: Employing Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention protocols
4) Heat Emergency and Hydration: Establishing approved protocols from the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut
5) Heads Up Tackling: Teaching the fundamentals of this all-player skill in a safer way
6) Heads Up Blocking: Teaching the fundamentals of this all-player skill in a safer way
7) Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Instruction on how to have plans and procedures in place to quickly react in the case of cardiac events
8) Player Safety Coach: Appointed by each organization to ensure compliance with HUF safety protocols

USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams. Youth football coaches and parents are encouraged to learn more about Heads Up Football at HeadsUpFootball.com or USAFootball.com.

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Mom's Football Safety Clinic

The Denver Broncos are proud to host the annual Moms Football Safety Clinic at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. More than 300 moms of youth football players attended the first annual clinic in August of 2014 and each mom was educated on the key health and safety components of Heads Up Football. Moms were given a stadium tour, dinner and then broke up into teams and attended the following breakout sessions:

Heads Up Tackling: Led by Colorado USA Football Master Trainer Wayne Voorhees (Heads Coach for the Legacy Lightning Concussion Awareness and Prevention: Led by Dr. Sue Kirelik, Clinical Director for the Center for Concussion at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Equipment Fitting: Led by Broncos Equipment Manager Chris Valenti and Broncos Linebacker Corey Nelson Heat & Hydration: Led by Dr. Brooke Pengel, Medical Director for the Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute

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Punt, Pass, & Kick

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, the oldest grassroots initiative at the NFL, continues to reach children ages 6-15 and allows them to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment.

For more information about Punt, Pass & Kick and to find a competition near you, visit NFLPPK.com.