Football is a fairly recent addition to the lives of Augustine Okoye and his family, yet the game's effects on his son, Amobi - a starting defensive tackle for the Houston Texans - and all those he has touched have been far-reaching.
Speed, agility and power are essential in football. Athletes know this.
Players also need to understand how proper nutrition and hydration as the weather turns colder can either fuel their team to victory or leave them on the sidelines.
As the temperature drops, it’s easier to forget about staying hydrated before, during and after competition. Hydration is just as important in cool, fall weather as it is in the heat of summer.
Coach Tom Bass brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to USA Football. Along with answering youth coaching questions, he also receives emails from young players. You can email the coach at NFLAskTheCoach@aol.com.
Jimmy sent the following question: