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49ers Host State Leadership Forum


On Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers hosted USA Football's Northern California State Leadership Forum at the Club's facility for youth football administrators from around the state.

The group gathered for the day-long meeting with the hopes to further strengthen the game and ensure positive experiences for youth, parents, coaches and game officials.

The youth football administrators, representing 3,000 coaches and 10,000 youth football players, spent the day discussing best practices, issues and concerns facing youth football programs in California while also receiving a plethora of information about USA Football programs like grants and coaching education.

"By partnering with USA Football to host its Northern California State Forum, the 49ers show our continued commitment to local youth football leagues," said 49ers Youth Football Representative Ryan Myers. "We're proud to support USA Football and the sport's future by positively impacting the game in our community."

This year, USA Football has expanded this idea to dozens of regions nationwide, uniting the independent leagues.

"Youth Football Leaders from Northern California have come together to discuss important topics surrounding the sport of football," said Bassel Faltas, Northwest Manager for USA Football. "The San Francisco 49ers and USA Football are leading the development and shaping the future of America's Greatest Sport. The support of the 49ers organizations has allowed us to meet as a collective group of league administrators in an effort to strengthen the game of football."

Saturday's event at the 49ers' facility was one of 37 USA Football State Leadership Forums in 2008, reaching approximately 800 youth football administrators to impact 40,000 coaches and 450,000 youngsters nationwide.

To find a USA Football State Forum in your area, visit For more information, call 1-877-5-FOOTBALL.

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