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Do or Don't? How to be Helpful on Gameday

By Jon Buzby, USA Football, 09/06/19, 2:45PM CDT

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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.

While the first football games for college and high school have been played, most youth sports teams are getting ready for Game 1 this weekend or next.

Coaches are figuring out lineups, working on play calling and trying to make sure all the game situations have been covered. For parents, it’s basically time to wipe the dust off your favorite sports chair or prepare to get a seat in the bleachers.

Even if we know very little about the technical aspects of the sport as parents, here’s some ways we can be helpful on game day.