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Louisiana Football Coaches Association Partners with Team Issue to Provide the Official Football of the LFCA.

DALLAS, TX — February 5, 2018 — The Louisiana Football Coaches Association (LFCA) are excited to announce a major step forward for all High Schools in Louisiana.  The LFCA recently voted to remove an old state adoption policy which previously required playoff bound teams to use a specific football. In many cases, this may have been a different ball than the one they had used all year. Players and coaches were frustrated with this policy, so the LFCA took action to change it.

Louisiana High Schools are now allowed to play with any brand of football, including during the playoffs and championship games. Louisiana coaches have selected Team Issue footballs, which are already in use at many high schools across the state, as their official game football of choice.  Louisiana High School coaches are able to work directly with Team Issue to get their team game footballs for the upcoming workouts and fall season.

This partnership offers Louisiana High Schools more than just an outstanding football. When high schools purchase their game footballs from Team Issue, a portion of the proceeds will be returned directly to the LFCA so they may continue to grow and develop the sport statewide. Team Issue has also agreed to donate footballs to popular programs including the Louisiana All-Star games.

About Team Issue

High school coaches and players nationwide have discovered the greatness of a unique design that features their team. Now with multiple leathers, shapes, stripe options, lace choices, and hundreds of configurations, Team Issue offers complete customization.  Team Issue footballs can be custom tailored to fit individual players and teams while remaining compliant with NFHS specifications.

Big Game USA, which is based in Dallas, Texas and is the supplier of choice for many college football teams around the nation, is the exclusive distributor for Team Issue.  Which means, Team Issue footballs are expertly handcrafted right here in the US using the finest materials and the industry’s highest quality control standards.

Chris Calandro, CEO of Team Issue, was born and raised in Louisiana and is a graduate of LSU. He and his team recently donated footballs to many of the schools affected by the 2016 Louisiana floods so they could continue to play the sport we all love.

“Making the best football on earth has been a lifelong passion for me, and to see Team Issue footballs chosen in my home state as the best football for their kids is a dream come true.”   - Chris Calandro

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About the LFCA

The mission of the Louisiana Football Coaches Association is to instill within the coaches a deeper sense of responsibility in developing, maintaining and conducting the game of football. We also aim to promote a program of football in Louisiana that will encourage the widest possible participation with the highest possible standards. Visit for more information.

LFCA Spring Mini-Clinics

The LFCA will partner with Louisiana colleges this Spring to host mini football coaching clinics.  You must be a LFCA member to attend.  Be on the lookout for more information.

La Tech - March 9-10

ULL - March 27

SLU - April 12

ULL - April 17


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2018 LFCA Registration

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You can also click here to get to the 2018 Membership Application if you want to mail in your registration.