Cincinnati Bengals Youth Football Programs

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The Cincinnati Bengals celebrate youth football year-round. They are actively engaged in the youth football community in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky & Dayton to provide fun and engaging experiences for players of all ages and skill levels. Through activities, camps, funding and coaching awards, the work they do is equipping young people with the key life skills that are the building blocks to success on and off the field.

Programs

Dive Right Flag Football

Dive Right Flag Football

A partnership between the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Police Department and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Dive Right (Diversity Done the Right Way) is a flag football and character education program focused on diversity, inclusion and conflict resolution. The program is open to young people ages 13-17. Teams of youth are coached collaboratively by fellow youth, Bengals players and Cincinnati Police Officers.

Paul Brown Excellence In Coaching Award

Paul Brown Excellence In Coaching Award

The Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award has been given by the Bengals annually since 2002 to honor outstanding high school football coaches in the region. The award includes a $7,500 donation to the winning coach's high school athletic department.

Coach of the Week

Coach of the Week

The Cincinnati Bengals Coach of the Week program awards outstanding high school coaches for their hard work and dedication, as well as their success on the field and in the community.

NFL Grassroots Grant

NFL Grassroots Grant

The Cincinnati Bengals are excited to give schools and neighborhood non-profit organizations in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton & Northern Kentucky the opportunity to apply for up $250,000 in grant funding through the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program. 

Through this program, the NFL Foundation, in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Cincinnati Bengals, will award Field Grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects. 

In order to be eligible for a grant under the Program, projects must be sponsored by non-profit community-based organizations registered as exempt from Federal Income Tax under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3) or middle or high schools. In addition, all organizations applying for funds must be located specifically and exclusively within NFL Target Markets.

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USA Football

USA Football

We're eager for all levels to get back to the game we love. Supported through our partnership with USA Football, safety is always a top priority. That hasn't changed during the pandemic, just expanded to mean more. Whether you're a parent or a local league, USA Football has provided everything you need to return to football, responsibly.

NFL Flag

NFL Flag

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Equipment Donations

Good Sports Equipment Donation Program

Good Sports Equipment Donation Program

If your organization serves youth between 3-18 years old, you can apply for a Good Sports equipment or apparel grant. Please ensure to read the eligibility requirements prior to applying.

USA Football Equipment & Field Grants

USA Football Equipment & Field Grants

The USA Football Grant Program enables youth leagues and scholastic teams to upgrade equipment and improve playing fields. Applications for equipment, field and product grants are available each spring.

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