The Denver Broncos, in conjunction with American Family Insurance, are proud to announce the start of the eighth season of Futures Football. Futures, which started with Denver Public Schools in 2008, is a tackle football program for middle school students in both Denver and Aurora Public Schools. Every high school football program in DPS and APS has a corresponding ‘feeder’ middle school Futures program coached by the high school football staff.
Each team, made up of 35 student athletes, also participates in a five-week character development course led by local non-profit Project PAVE. Through innovative intervention and prevention education programming, Project PAVE instructors have designed a curriculum specifically for middle school football players that will focus on team values, healthy relationships, character development, positive conflict resolution and other relevant topics.
Each team will play a five week regular season schedule starting on Saturday, March 7, with three weeks of postseason play to follow. Participating teams in Denver Public Schools include: Abraham Lincoln, Denver East, Denver North, Denver South, Denver West, George Washington, John. F. Kennedy, Montbello, Manual and Thomas Jefferson. Participating teams in Aurora include: Aurora Central, Gateway, Hinkley, Rangeview and Vista Peak. All teams will wear Broncos branded team uniforms but in corresponding high school team colors.
As a way to support high school football throughout the state, the Broncos will bring a pre-game tailgate and entertainment to one high school football game per week during the high school season. Tailgate includes autograph opportunities with Broncos alumni, cheerleaders and Miles, photos with the Super Bowl trophies, games and giveaways, sponsor activations and more.
Friday, Sept. 5
Eaglecrest vs. Highlands Ranch
Friday, Sept. 12
Gateway vs. Hinkley
Aurora Public Schools Stadium
Friday, Sept. 19
Horizon vs. Legacy
Friday, Sept. 26
Columbine vs. Mullen
Jefferson County Stadium
Friday, Oct. 3
Lincoln vs. Kennedy
All City Stadium
Friday, Oct. 10
Bear Creek vs. Ralston Valley
Jefferson County Stadium
Thank you to all the high school football coaches who attended the High School Training Clinic led by head strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson and his staff. The clinic took place in the Broncos weight room and indoor practice facility.
The free clinic included demonstrations on various strength and agility training and detailed information on the correct way to build a strength and conditioning program.
The High School Training Clinic was presented by Nike, Colorado National Guard, Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center and Gatorade.
Congratulations to Fairview High School for winning the third annual Broncos High School 7-on-7 Tournament. 64 schools throughout Colorado participated in the tournament which ran from Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22. 16 teams earned the opportunity to play at the Broncos Training Facility on June 22 in a single elimination tournament. Throughout the day, Fairview defeated Horizon, Cherokee Trail and D'Evelyn and met Legacy High School in the tournament's final game. Fairview defeated Legacy 47 - 17 and will now represent Colorado and the Broncos at the HSPD 7-on-7 National Tournament in Cleveland, OH. The Broncos High School 7-on-7 Tournament is sponsored by Nike, Colorado National Guard and Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center.
The Broncos would like to thank the hundreds of high school football players who participated in the third annual Broncos High School Combine. Student athletes, from various schools throughout Colorado, took part in the Combine which allowed players to participate in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump and agility testing at All City Stadium. The Broncos would like to thank TMB Athletes for providing the coaches and instruction and Zybek Sports for providing the timing equipment. The Broncos High School Combine is sponsored by Nike, Colorado National Guard and Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center.