For many years, our small town had a neighborhood football game during Thanksgiving weekend. You can’t beat Co-Ed football, during the cool days of the Fall season. No Thanksgiving is complete without a Football game. Not everyone lives in Dallas or Detroit, so it is hard to get to a game on this holiday. So why not have your own neighborhood game? This article will tell you how to set the game up. This Fall season outing will help get everyone in the neighborhood involved in the fun.
Step One; Find a place to play. There are several factors to consider. First you need a safe place to play. Liability could be a factor. Get permission first. The area should be big enough for fans to sit in lawn chairs. Set a date and a time. Do this way in advance, so that people can plan their feasts.
Step Two; Who will play and what are the rules? Remember the idea is to have fun and stay safe. I recommend playing Flag Football or two hand touch. Keep in mind, that in touch football, you could have arguments. That is why flags are the best. Visit a local high school Physical Education Department and ask to borrow a set of flags from them. Colored flags easily identify who is on who’s team. You can always use two pieces of rope 14 inches long with a knot tied at the end of each.
Step Three; Dress for the game. Use old clothes with sweats and even long handled underwear underneath. Have at least two good footballs and towels to keep them clean and dry.
Step Four; Have at least two officials. You might have to pay them a few bucks, but it is worth it. go over the rules with these two. Make sure that tackling and roughing is avoided at all costs. These two will lead to fights and arguments.
Step Five; One sex or Co-Ed. If you go Co-Ed, you might want to consider some rule changes. Maybe you would like to have a girl be quarter back or rusher on all first down plays. You don’t want males to dominate the game. Set up these game understandings before the kickoff.
Step Six; Encourage all that live in your neighborhood to play or attend. Make up teams by alternating houses or sides of the street. If that won’t work, conduct a player mock player draft. Select Seniors to be your coaches. and honorary captains. They will be honored to do this for you. You might even get Seniors involved in keeping the score at the game.
Finally, after the game, have grilled food and cold or hot drinks for everyone.