Offense-Defense Educational Foundation
We don't just teach football. Our mentoring turns youth into community leaders. As the industry leaders, we take our commitment to the sport and the families involved personally.
Sponsor a Deserving Youth
Every year 6,000 young athletes want to attend an Offense-Defense Sports camp, but can't afford it. That's why Offense-Defense Educational Foundation was formed - to help these kids realize their dreams. Over 10,000 kids annually get instruction on game-winning techniques, tenacity, fair play, and teamwork ... skills adaptable to help them succeed in life, regardless of their circumstances.
Unequaled experience ... we use NFL players as our head coaches and primarily college coaches as our position specialists. We separate players into Youth (grades 1-8) and High School (grades 9-12) divisions. A player at O-D probably learns more about football techniques in four days with us than he would experience in a season of school football. Legends such as Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Gene Upshaw, and Roger Craig were O-D coaches.
Your donation teaches a David to overcome a Goliath
Best practices ... we've had 49 years' experience to refine the best curriculum available. Over 500 O-D alumni have gone on to the NFL. Super Bowl and Pro Bowl alumni include Cam Newton (Heisman), Eli Manning, Earl Thomas, Joe Haden, Jevon Kearse, Ray Lewis, Zach Thomas, Willis McGahee, Keith Brooking, Chad Johnson, and Priest Holmes. Lamar Jackson, 2016 Heisman winner, is an O-D graduate.
In the last decade alone, an estimated $3 million was granted to young athletes in need through the Offense-Defense Educational Foundation and its programs. O-D Sports helped nearly a quarter of a million athletes over the years. We provide significant discounts for groups of 6, 12, 24, or more kids. We have scholarships called "Camperships" for qualified individuals. We contribute in-kind donations such as helmets, pads and practice equipment.
Help us help those 6,000 kids
Consider sponsoring youths from your community for as little as $25. In the "notes" section of the donation form you can donate to:
- A specific, named athlete
- Athletes in your geographic community
- Discounted group plans
- General fund
- Equipment rental such as helmet, shoulder pads, etc.