USOC grants USA Football recognition as sports organization

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee added USA Football to its formal list of recognized sports organization for all forms of American football.

Monday’s announcement means USA football will have a seat on the multi-sport organization council, a group that includes the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations.

USA Football has implemented coaching education programs to help make the sport safer at the youth, high school and amateur level and sanctions a national team program that begin in 2007.

The Indianapolis-based organization and has formal partnerships with seven college football conferences and more than 1,100 high schools.