The field is designed for high school athletes but once a week during the spring, LCC opens its Football field to middle schoolers. The game? Flag football. The coaches? The student athletes and football players at LCC. The boys begin with what some kids called a combine. An hour draft intended to form teams from a pool of 80 kids. Once teams have been established the fight goes on. The coaches battle it out, competing for the tiltle of "I'm a winner". Some of the players have played pop warner for years and some have never touched a football. Blending the team's strengths and challenges becomes an art to the coaches. The boys are busy managing personalities, struggling through temporary setbacks, laughing at mistakes and most importantly inspiring the kids to do better. There is a bigger picture at work, and doubtful the young coaches understand the scope of their giving.
It is a sight to see!!