Program Overview


The NFL High School Player Development program addresses challenges facing high school football programs across the country focusing primarily on underserved communities.  HSPD serves as a free resource for both high school player and coaches.  The program emphasizes safety and concussion awareness, character development and life skills, and football fundamentals.


Overview of Program:

  • HSPD camps occur April through August
  • Camps are free and include 5 sessions
  • Participants receive a 13-month HSPD Student Planner while coaches receive the matching HSPD Coach Planner (which includes the character development curriculum)
  • Coaches also receive an HSPD Instructional DVD and Practice Plan (which explains how each football session should be run)
  • During the 1st session of camp, it is mandatory for site managers and coaches to cover the following topics:
    • Concussion Awareness (Center for Disease Control (CDC) information is included in planners)
    • NCAA Guidelines (NCAA information is included in planners)
    • Time Management along with at least 4 other life skills topics
  • During the remaining four sessions, participants are taught football fundamentals for one offensive and one defensive position (which should be assigned prior to the camp)
  • There should be a 10:1 participant to coach ratio at the camp

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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