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Executive Director Report

The Head Football Coaches Association Directors, a division of the GACA, will meet Tuesday December 18, 2019 at the Holiday Inn North in Macon, Georgia. All Head Football coaches are encourage to join for $50.00.

Any topic that concerns you? Please contact Travis Noland, President, at Oconee County High School or Bobby McAllister(706-988-8908). Minutes of the meeting will be on the website next week.


 Atlanta Falcons Free High School Football Programs and Opportunities – Fall 2018

Fall High School Football Programs and Initiatives 

The Atlanta Falcons are excited to share our free programs we are offering high school football teams this upcoming season. In an effort to grow and support high school football throughout the state of Georgia, we have many opportunities exclusively for high school football programs. Please see details below, including application links and deadlines. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Atlanta Falcons Power Player presented by Georgia Power

  • One high school varsity football player will be selected each Atlanta Falcons home game during the regular season to be an Atlanta Falcons Power Player
  • Selection is based on nomination strength with the varsity athlete’s demonstration of strong leadership skills both on and off the field, as well as commitment to community service.
  • The winning athlete will receive:
    • (4) tickets to that week’s Atlanta Falcons home game
    • (4) pregame sideline passes
    • Will lead the Atlanta Falcons team out of the tunnel during team introductions
    • A $500 grant for their school’s athletic department
  • To nominate a high school football player, click

Atlanta Falcons High School Football Flag Crew

  • One high school football team will be selected each home Falcons game to bring 30 people
  • The selected high school football team will hold a giant Falcons “Rise Up” flag on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium during Atlanta Falcons player and team introductions in front of 70,000 fans
  • Immediately following holding the flags, the high school football team will stand on the field for the National Anthem with Atlanta Falcons players on live TV
  • Each member of the group will receive a voucher to spend at the concession stands
  • The group will see an inside look at the stadium, including the Press Box and suites
  • Post kickoff, enjoy the game in any one of the standing room only sections located throughout Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • More information and to be considered for this opportunity, click here


Atlanta Falcons Salute to Service Game presented by Zaxby’s

  • As part of the Atlanta Falcons Salute to Service Week presented by Zaxby’s, the Atlanta Falcons are looking to implement a Salute to Service themed game at one high school’s home game on Friday, November 2!
  • The Salute to Service elements will include:
    • Providing camouflage apparel for the players and coaches to wear during the game
    • Salute to Service signage throughout the property and on goal-posts
    • A 40-yard on-field American Flag during the national anthem
    • and much more!
  • To view a previous Salute to Service High School Game hosted by the Atlanta Falcons click here: 2017 Atlanta Falcons Salute to Service Game.
  • To apply to be considered for the Atlanta Falcons Salute to Service High School Game this upcoming season, click here


Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week

  • One high school football head varsity coach will be selected each week to be the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week based on his commitment to his team, community efforts and player health and safety
  • The winning coach will receive a $1,000 equipment grant, a commemorative football for their achievement, and tickets to the Arizona Cardinals vs Atlanta Falcons game on December 16. In addition, each winning coach will also be recognized for their achievements during the game.
  • To nominate a varsity head football coach, click here:

Georgia High School Football Reception presented by Daktronics

SAVE THE DATE! The Atlanta Falcons Georgia High School Football Reception presented by Daktronics will be Saturday, December 8 in the evening at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This is for Georgia High School Head Football Coaches only and will include viewing of the Georgia High School Football State Championship Games at the stadium.

Youth Football/Other Events and Opportunities

  • Youth Football Teams: Know of any youth football teams or associations in your area? Please feel free to send them our contact information, or send us their contact information, so we can add them to our Youth Football Database to stay informed on free programs and events for youth football.
  • Moms Academies: A free opportunity for mothers to learn about football fundamentals and player safety. The event includes classroom instruction, on-field drills, a free t-shirt and complimentary dinner. Dates and locations will be listed throughout the year on (open to mothers of youth and high school players).
  • Youth Football Camps: A free opportunity for youth ages 7-13 to learn about football fundamentals and sportsmanship lessons from Atlanta Falcons alumni players. This is a two hour non-contact camp and youth receive a free t-shirt. For dates and locations, please visit
  • Youth Football State Forum: A free event held three times a year for youth football association/league commissioners, presidents and board members to meet and discuss youth football best practices and the state of the game. If interested in attending, please email me directly.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions about any of these programs. Thank you for all you to do for the youth and the game of football in your communities. Best of luck to your teams in the upcoming football season!

Community Relations Manager
Atlanta Falcons
Twitter: @FalconsCR


With the beginning of the new school year I want to wish all Fall sports the best of luck in 2018.

I am proud to announce our Head Coaches for the North-South All-Star Football Classic at Roswell High School on Saturday December 29, 2018.

North Seniors- Tim McFarlin- Blessed Trinity

North Juniors- Earthwind Moreland- Mays

North Sophomores- Bif Parson- Rockmart

South Seniors- Bryan Lamar- Tucker

South Juniors- Von Lassiter- Bleckley Co.

Kagan McClain – West Laurens
Shedrick Risper – Westside Macon
Franklin Stephens – Ware County
Joel Ingram – Washinton County
Michael Youngblood – Thomson
Justin Rogers – Jones County
Sean Patrick – Bleckley County

South Sophomores- Sean Pender- Brunswick

If you missed the All Star Football Games — you can catch them here:

Sophomore Game

Junior Game

Senior Game


2018 GHFCA Board Members

The purpose of the GHFCA as a division of the GACA exist to provide a voice for Head Football Coaches and the Governance and Administration of High School Football in the State of Georgia. The GHFCA is to maintain the highest possible standards in football and the...