Saturday is go time for football here in the classic city. It is opening day for the NEGYFC (lots of consonants, that’s the football league we play in). We open our season with an all day jamboree where every team in our league is playing every age group all at one park. It will be kids, parents, hot dogs, sweat, and grass stains as far as the eye can see.
If you haven’t been to youth football, you should check it out. Even if you aren’t a fan of the sport it is quite entertaining to watch the younger age groups get out and play the game. In the coaching ranks we refer to the youngest ages as “bobbleheads” because the helmet just bobbles. Probably the most entertaining thing is to watch the moms. As much as the dads are into the game, the moms are into “their babies” and are quick to challenge an official, a coach, a parent, and sometimes a child that may be causing harm to said baby.
My baby boy will be beginning his third year of football tomorrow. This will be his first year in this age group. He is yet again the youngest on the team and one of the smallest kids too. But he is having a blast being back with these kids. This is the same group that he had his first year and there were some amazing friendships formed.
So I’m a little nervous but so excited. He played well last week in our practice game. It is going to be a lot of fun. Stay tuned for updates!!!!!!!!