National Football Signup Month

April is National Football Sign-up Month. 

Until I received an email from the National Federation of High Schools, I had no idea April is, “National Football Sign-up month” but I also did not know there was a “National Peacock Day” until the St Peter’s Peacocks upset the Purdue Boilermakers on that day in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  

In high school football, everyone is welcome to play no matter who they are.  It is where players of every background come together as one team, where students have the most opportunities to participate in a game, and where there is a spot on the roster for everyone.  Between offense, defense, and special teams, there are 88 opportunities to participate in a game.  Further, we extend other opportunities to contribute and assist as equipment managers, trainers, video specialists, student publications, and others. While the players, coaches, and staff are the most obvious team members, we try to build both a team and a community of mutual support. We value everyone who wants to contribute and open the door to participation. That is inclusion. This is where everyone can play and contribute.  This is high school football.  


After signing up for your high school, middle school, or youth team, you can sign up for an Alercio OLine Clinic.  We have clinics on 24 April at the Hun School in New Jersey and 12 June at St Johnsbury Academy in Vermont.  Everyone is welcome.  No matter who they are.  

Coach Rich Alercio is available to discuss coaching philosophy, X’s & O’s, or teach his O-Line “techniques in the trenches.” Contact Coach at and share with your colleagues and friends. Thanks for supporting this blog and joining our conversations, and as always, thanks for your time! 

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