Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Youth Football

Athletics for kids is a great way to improve their overall health, stamina, focus and discipline. In early 2005 I was preparing to move to the middle east for a one year project when I was working for Northrop Grumman. A few days before I left my family and I were shopping at COSTCO for a laptop bag. That’s where we met the president of the Mukilteo/Meadowdale Wolverines Youth Sports Association. Since then both my 8 and 10 year old have been participating in MMWYS youth football. There are several parents of kids who play for MMWYS who work here at Premera and I think we can all agree that youth sports in general and youth football in particular is a great way for kids to keep fit, learn and grow.

Last year I was blessed by being able to coach these kids as an assistant Pee Wee football coach. We had a blast! The focus of youth football is promote good sportsmanship, team participation and discipline through group organized activity. The head coaches are a great group of dedicated men who really have a heart for the kids and do a great job motivating the kids. For my part it was extraordinary to watch the kids’ determination, spirit, drive and enthusiasm.

Signups for youth football are going on now so regardless of your team preference I highly recommend the sport for kids. If you’re not sure whether your child would want to participate and you just want to check it out there will be a summer week long football camp being held June 22 – 26th. If you’d like more information you can check out their web site at: