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August 24, 2014
Youth Football Lays the Foundation
Most of the players who play in front of large crowds
at college football games or the National Football League
(NFL) got their start playing football at an early age.
Finding a youth league in Virginia s relatively easy as most cities and counties around the state sponsor football
as part of their recreation program. Just like their high school counterparts, the different age groups begin practicing in August and play a weekly schedule of games. The best teams often
play in a Youth Superbowl for city bragging rights.
"First of all, youth football teaches the basic skills and fundamentals to play the game of football. It provides the skills to play the game correctly,
safely, and with some integrity and with sportsmanship to grow up to be not just good athletes but good student athletes."
"For the 6-year olds we want to start off with the basic fundamentals of youth football such as the 3-point stance, safe tackling, blocking the correct way and
sportsmanship," he said. "At that age level, you want make sure they are having the most fun because they are the future of your program."
To learn more about recreation
activities, visit the local Government webpage for your
To learn more about recreation activities, visit the local Government webpage for your area.
Staff writer Will Garlick covers high school sports for VirginiaPreps. You can reach him via email at [email protected] or via Facebook