Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.
It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.
Ensuring a consistent, fair and safe game that is decided on the field, by the players.
Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.
The NFL's schedule of infractions and fines, and a process for appeal.
Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.
Meet the people behind NFL Operations.
Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world.
Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
How television has changed the game.
Upon further review…
Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.
Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”
Developing leadership, character and skill for success on the field and in life.
Supporting the next generation of players and fans.
Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.
Creating the game plan for life after football.
Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process, and how the the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.
“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”
Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.
Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience.
Starting the next week’s work when this week’s final whistle blows.
NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.
The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to make games fairer, safer and more entertaining.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
Explore the official rules of the game.
How much does the camp cost?
What do I need to participate in the camp?
To participate in an HSPD camp, you must have a waiver signed by both the participant and a parent/guardian as well as a valid medical form/physical signed by a doctor giving the participant clearance to play contact football.
When are the camps?
The camps can run any time from April through August. The site manager determines the camp dates according to local regulations and venue availability.
I am a high school student, how can I sign up?
I am a high school football coach, how do I sign up my team?
If there is a specific camp you want to attend, contact the site manager by clicking on their name in the site list to send them an email. You can also contact the regional director associated with the site.
What is the age requirement for the camp?
The camp is open to incoming (fall of next school year) high school freshman through seniors.
How do I get a camp in my area?
Camp locations are based on interest from high schools, coaches, and the community. Camps require a minimum of 150 participants. The first step is determining a site manager that will be the main contact for the site. They will need to survey the interest of the community high schools and coaches. If there is sufficient interest, they should reach out to the regional director in their area.
How do I host a camp?
If you are interested in hosting a camp, please contact the regional director in your area. You can find your regional director by selecting your state from the map and selecting any one of the camps to see the regional director’s name and phone number. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get a planner?
All participants, coaches, and volunteers at our HSPD camps will receive a planner. We also do a mass mailing of the HSPD materials to all coaches listed in the coaches’ directory of Clell Wade. If you would like to get a planner and do not fall in these two categories, we will send out any remaining planners on a first come, first serve basis after all of the HSPD camps are completed in late August. To request a planner at that time, fill out a Contact Us form with a description of why you are requesting the planner, how you learned about it, and how it would be helpful to you. Please include your shipping address. No P.O. Box address requests will be filled.
How do I get an instructional DVD?
All coaches and volunteers at our HSPD camps will receive a copy of the most recent instructional DVD and practice plan. We also do a mass mailing of the HSPD materials to all coaches listed in the coaches' directory of Clell Wade in May. If you would like to get a copy and do not fall into these two categories, we will send out any remaining DVD's on a first come, first serve basis after all of the HSPD camps are completed in late August. To request a DVD at that time, fill out a Contact Us form with a description of how you heard about the DVD and why you would like the DVD including the age group you coach and demographics of where you coach. Please include your shipping address. No P.O. Box address requests will be filled.
How do I register for the NFL 7-on-7 Tournament?
In order to qualify for the NFL 7-on-7 Tournament you must participate in the HSPD program. Each HSPD site in a NFL market will choose a team to represent them at the Regional Tournament. Winners of the Regional Tournaments go on to compete in an all expense paid trip to the National Tournament.
Who is the regional director for my area?
Can you help support my local youth football program?
How can I coach at an HSPD camp?
If you are interested in coaching, please contact the site manager of the camp where you wish to coach. You can contact the site manager via email by clicking on their name in the site list.
How can I volunteer at an HSPD camp?
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the site manager of the camp where you wish to volunteer. You can contact the site manager via email by clicking on their name in the site list.
Do coaches get paid for working an HSPD camp?
I worked an HSPD camp, why haven't I been paid?
Payment is processed roughly 8-10 weeks after paperwork has been received by the League Office. Site managers are supposed to send paperwork back to the League Office within two weeks of the site’s end date. If it has been longer than 12 weeks since the camp where you worked ended, please contact the site manager of the camp to inquire about why you have not received payment. If they are unsure about why payment hasn't been received, ask them to reach out to their regional director to inquire about the site’s payment status.