Gotcha to read this with the catchy title.
Anyways, its true. I coach youth flag football, 7-9 year olds. We are co-sponsored by the NFL. So each season we assigned team names and jerseys from the NFL. The past 2 seasons I was the Giants and then the Raiders. Before this season, I told the commisioner that if the Vikings were going to be one of the teams, I wanted it. He wondered how he was supposed to remember to give me the Vikes. All I had to do was remind of my last name, does not get more Norwegian than that!
I have a great group of boys! We practiced all last week and played our first game today against the Browns. Beat the 20-0! I really put a lot of emphasis on Defense.
A lot of the parents of former players that I talk with have told me that each season they request me as coach. They stated that I really have a way of getting through to these kids. I really try to emphasize discipline. It shows too. These kids are just wonderful and this is the most rewarding thing I do! I will post a team pick of my "Purple People Eaters" soon!
Next fall I am going to be the Linebackers' Coach for my sons' tackle team. I can't wait!