8U football is for 7 & 8 year-olds.
8U is a competitive division. League champions are declared in each competitive divisions and the champions continue to play and represent their league Regional Playoffs. Regional Champions represent the region at the National Pop Warner Super Bowl played each December at the ESPN Wide World of Sports located at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida
** 2 point stance for offense and defensive linemen must be used.
** No kickoffs permitted
I am honored and very excited about the opportunity given to me this upcoming season as your child’s 8U Head Football Coach.
I have several years of volunteer experience in youth sports in Manatee and Sarasota County. In fact, since my oldest was 4 years old I’ve been volunteering and giving back to the community and she is now 18. I believe there is nothing more important in life than to give back when you can, remain humble and encourage those around you to be the best version of themselves.
My philosophy to coaching is very similar to that of Duffy Daugherty and his ‘Three Bones’ strategies. First, is the funny bone; to always have a sense of humor and to enjoy and laugh each day, especially if it comes at their own expense, and to take responsibility seriously, but never themselves too seriously. The Second, is the wishbone; to think big so their seeds will grow, to hitch their wagon to the proverbial star and to goals and lofty ideas. Lastly, the third bone is probably the most important one; backbone; this gives you the gumption, the get up and go, the courage, the desire to excel, the motivation to make all your dreams come true and to reach all high goals and ambitions.
Looking forward to a wonderful season!!!