User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


24° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Football Moms Learn Football Through Play

August 26, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Football Moms Learn Football Through Play
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The Junior Football League fields in Sioux Falls are full of activity Tuesday, but not for a game. Hundreds of area mothers are learning more about football.

"A group of moms and I got together and we started talking a little bit. We felt like we were the moms out on the sidelines that kept jabbing people next to us saying ' Hey, what was that call? What play did they just run? What's going on here?'" organizer Sara Zacharias said.

The class is Moms 101 and the classroom is the football field, and the skills the parents are learning can be directly applied when their sons are on the fields Saturday mornings.

It's the first event of its kind for these moms as they try to soak up as much knowledge about offense, defense, kicking and player safety as they can.

"I did know a little bit about football being in high school and my husband is a real big football fan, so I knew some of the stuff, but I just wanted to learn a little bit more," Lori Kock said.

"Just to learn the plays, that's what I wanted to know. I want to know the plays and know what my son is talking about when he comes home and says he's a 3-back. I want to know the positions and the plays," Julie Brummels said.

Besides getting their hands on a football and running plays themselves, the Junior Football League staff gave plenty of re-assurance that the kids are safe out on the field.

"The concussions were a little concerning to me, but the more I learned about South Dakota football, the more I knew how the rules are and how well they're engaged with Sanford with the concussions, so I was excited for him to start this year," Kock said.

Now, these moms are ready to share in the sport their kids love to play.

"My husband and my two sons talk a lot about football and they know what the rules are and everything that goes down, so now I'll be able to talk with them," Kock said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story


Events