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Founded in 2009, Football Beyond Borders (FBB) began as a global engagement project that used football to help tackle wider issues within the community.
The lessons I learned from football are priceless. Here are 15 things football has taught players that they can use everyday:
The transition from flag to tackle football can be tough, but here are some tips to help make it through that first season.
Game day is stressful enough without all the butterflies, but they’re unfortunately inevitable. However, like anything in life, if you expect the nerves and plan how to face them then it’ll be a smoother process getting past them.
Coaching is far more than one play, in one game, in one season. It's a commitment that can elevate the game, and your players, for a lifetime.
For parents, enrolling your child in flag football is the perfect way to get him/her involved with the sport, especially if they’re nervous about contact.
As parents, our goal before each game should be to support the team the best way we can. That means volunteering to help where needed and being the best fanbase we can be – and not just at the first game, but all season long.
Though that first season may have not been the most enjoyable experience for a young Thompson, he's forever grateful for his early playing days. Now, being at the highest level of football, he understands the impact it had.
When children head out to the field for organized sports, they are not just promoting physical fitness and “letting off steam.” They are laying the groundwork for lifelong fitness habits, amassing experiences that can alleviate and protect against anxiety and depression and keep both bodies and minds healthier.
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