Mothers are all about support.
Their roles are founded in compassion, education and love.
Football moms are no different.
Every fall, moms across the United States drive youth football players to and from practice while planning meals and shopping and everything else that needs to be done before the next game.
And in between making snacks and preparing equipment bags, today’s football moms are dedicated to becoming more involved with all aspects of the sport.
During a week that Americans celebrate their freedom with barbeques and fireworks, more than 100 athletes from across the country are donning red, white and blue for a different but no less patriotic reason.
Players ages 15 and under are in Canton, Ohio, this week to take part in the USA Football Development Games presented by Shock Doctor.
The weeklong games are heavy on development, focusing on firming up fundamentals and developing the finer skills of each position.
USA Football Rules Editor Bill LeMonnier is a veteran college referee who also has served as an official in the Arena Football League. He oversees the USA Football Rules Book. Click here to ask Bill a question. Make sure to put “Ask the Official” in the subject line.