When I was a junior, my father used to say the only way to learn football besides doing it was to watch it. I since learned you can read about it too, which is what this blog is for, but today I want to stress the point of watching it. If you’re a young boy or girl who dreams of being a football star but you’re yet too young to play, I recommend watching football with an eye to learn. The reason I say “eye to learn” is because there’s more than one way to watch this majestic sport. Most people watch it for entertainment, maybe because they already know a lot about it, but when you watch it for the sake of learning it’s also entertaining at the same time, especially because learning is such a positive thing!
Learning how the pros play, how they keep their heads up and move their feet, will give you an advantage on the field. The big boys have a lot to teach, and you can learn a lot just by grabbing some popcorn and sitting on the couch. If you’re parents watch football than you’re already set. All you got to do is watch it with them, and don’t be scared of asking them questions. If your dad watches football there’s a good chance he’ll be able to answer many of you’re questions.
I know one guy who also plays football video games. Though you might be able to learn a few things from this over long periods of time, it’s much better, in my opinion, to watch the real thing because it’s faster and, well, real. And when I say learn from the big boys, I literally mean that, because if you just go to a junior football game you’ll see many mistakes as these boys are still apprentices. When you learn from the pros there’s much more to see. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attend a junior football game. It can be really fun.
So that was today’s advice. I hope you got some motivation and we’ll see you next time!