Playing time is one of the most important issues in youth football. It’s a subject that can trigger many different perspectives, but in my eyes, there’s only one way to handle it. If you are a parent who writes that check for the registration fee, then you have every right in the world to see your child participate in the games.
Eight years ago, my wife, Sheryl, and I added a new title to our life resumes when our son, Bradley, swapped his soccer cleats and shin guards for a helmet and shoulder pads. We had become youth football parents, and it began a journey that continues today. Sunday, Bradley began his final season of youth football before moving on to his middle school team next year, and it’s hard to put into words just how proud we are of him.
The same thing happens at this time every year. Its opening week for youth football, and my son Bradley’s team will play its first game of the season Sunday. His equipment bag is all set to go with his helmet that Riddell re-certified, a brand new set of shoulder pads, an extra mouth guard, towel, eye black, and of course a football. After a minicamp and a month-long training camp, Bradley and his teammates are ready to go, but there’s a bigger question.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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