Eric Mangini, the current New York Jets head coach, has had a very successful coaching career and is now giving back to you and other young football players by adding his experience and hands-on know how. Eric has signed on to be a spokesman and coaching advisor with a very cool group called USA Football.

USA Football is a national organization that's dedicated to developing youth, high school and international amateur football. It's such a score to have Coach Mangini work with young players, parents and amateur coaches.

Let's look at some facts -- Eric Mangini spent six seasons with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (as an assistant coach under Bill Belichick) helping them win 3 Super Bowls and was the second youngest head coach ever hired in the NFL when he came to coach the Jets. Pretty impressive, huh?

USA FootballThe great thing for kids is that Coach Mangini, who usually is teaching football plays and going through drills with his NFL players, will meet the young players and give them face-to-face personal time. This great coach will instruct kids and expose them to a higher level of football training than they would normally receive anywhere. "I'm proud to be part of USA Football," Mangini said. "They provide great resources for leagues, game officials, parents and players."

The Jets coach (a former high school and college football player) is taking part in this program because he feels very deeply about helping kids and giving back to the community. Now with Coach Mangini on board, USA Football has advanced to a whole new level of excellence, and that's another big reason to check out the USA Football site and take advantage of their great programs!