Preparing to go to college is easier when you have the right information and forms. The links below can assist you as you plan for the future.

Access the NCAA Eligibility Center’s Web site for information regarding NCAA initial-eligibility requirements, recruiting, athletically-related financial aid and amateurism, including the 2010-11 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. The NCAA website is the only place to receive the most current and accurate information about NCAA rules and regulations.

  • Information for parents: Have questions about the National Guard and how it could help your son? View a comprehensive video which can help you understand the National Guard.
  • Money for College: The National Guard can help you achieve your academic goals with tuition assistance. 
  • Scholarships: Two, three and four year scholarships are available through the National Guard ROTC program. 
  • Find a career: The National Guard offers career training in over 150 career fields. Discover your future career.

Player Engagement

  • The mission of Player Engagement is to optimize and revolutionize the personal and professional growth of football players through continuous guidance and support before, during and beyond their NFL experience. The unique needs of our players are met through the five program areas of Career Development, Career Transition, Continuing Education, Financial Education and Player Assistance Services.
  • NFL Player Engagement prepares and supports players mentally, emotionally and physically for life on the gridiron and during their transition to post-football careers. Through programming like NFL Prep, NFL Life, and NFL Next, the NFL Player Engagement department assists players in adjusting to life within the NFL, while challenging them to prepare for their next careers after their football-playing days are through.

NFL Officiating

www.NFLOFFICIATING.COM The NFL Officiating website is designed to cultivate officiating candidates, provide basic officiating knowledge and information on getting started in your area.

Concussion Safety

Heads Up Concussions for High School Athletes

Add concussion awareness to your pre-game checklist.



Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports materials

There's no doubt about it: sports are a great way for teens to stay healthy while learning important team-building skills.  But there are risks to pushing the limits of speed, strength and endurance.  And athletes who push the limits sometimes don't recognize their own limitations-especially when they've had a concussion.

That's where you come in.  It's up to you, as a coach, to help recognize and make the call to pull an athlete off of the field, ice, court, or track if you think s/he might have a concussion. Playing with a concussion can lead to long-term problems. It can even be fatal.

To help you properly identify and respond to a concussion, CDC, in partnership with leading experts and organizations, developed the Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports initiative and materials.

 Young Athletes Concussion Poster

For Young Athletes of All Sports

A similar poster educating young athletes about concussion in all sports is now available to display in team locker rooms, gymnasiums, and schools nationwide. This poster lets athletes know that all concussions are serious and emphasizes the importance of reporting their injury. The poster also provides athletes with a list of concussion signs, symptoms and steps they should take if they think they have a concussion.

The poster for young athletes is the result of a joint effort between the NFL, CDC, and NFL Players Association, as well as 14 National Governing Bodies for Sport. Additionally, the poster has been endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Selecting the Right College

SAT Practice Tests, Dates and Locations

Financial Aid and Loan Information

  • Federal Student Aid Get help for every stage of the financial aid process.
  • FAFSA Learn about FAFSA and how it can help you get the financial help you need to go to school.
  • FinAid Check out this comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid.
  • College Scholarships Find out about scholarships for school and check back monthly for new information.
  • Direct Loans Use these interactive calculators to see how loans may factor into your finances.

Football Grant Opportunities

Hspd alumni

  • Cameron Newton

    HSPD Site Name: Atlanta

    Current Team: Carolina Panthers

    Position: QB

    College: Auburn

  • Vernon Davis

    HSPD Site Name: Dunbar

    Current Team: SF 49ers

    Position: TE

    College: Univ. of Maryland

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