Youth football players will apply the lessons they learn from the sport throughout their lives. Check out this story about Austin Head getting his chance and realizing his dream.
Boise State football fans who attended the Broncos’ football game against Hawaii in 2010 will never forget it. Youth cancer patient Stephen Kinsey sure remembers.
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Optimist Youth Football held its junior and senior league championship games Saturday, October 21, at Bishop Kelly High School.
For the first time, out-of-town teams made each of the two title games (Homedale in junior and Kuna in senior).
This year, players had the inflated helmet and the smoke and everything!
Congratulations to players, coaches, officials and families on another great season!
Boise’s fall youth football season for my kids has come to an end. I am so grateful for such a wonderful season full of fun, great friendships, and a lot of football. One of my favorite things about being a ‘football mom’ is having the opportunity to meet and get to know other moms and families. We have great moments sitting on the sidelines, cheering each other’s athletes on and sharing videos that we took of each other’s kids touchdowns. These moms have been an amazing support system and it is one more reason that there is more to football than playing football.
Uniform washing, touchdown loving, sideline yelling, picture taking, always cheering—football Mom
KTVB’s Maggie O’Mara ran this very special 7’s Hero feature on an Eagle middle schooler who gives his all to his youth football team, and gets so much in return.
One of the things we most love about Treasure Valley youth football is the camaraderie – the lifelong friendships formed by being on a team.
Kids bond over teamwork, strategy and working together to accomplish goals. They share the joy of their successes and the problem-solving that comes with adversity.
The experience of a fall Saturday at the Boise Optimist fields stays with them all week.
We appreciate the coaches and the officials and the parents – and especially the players who make football go!
We love how much youth football coaches care – throughout the Treasure Valley, and across the nation!
Get inspiration through this recent article from our friends at USA Football.
Written By: Tom Scott
Boise youth football players play for each other through rain, sleet, sun and heat!
Regarding the latter, it sure didn’t faze the kids at the Optimist fields on Saturday, September 16th.
They forged ahead on a toasty 90 degree day, and there was access to water everywhere they turned.
(The officials did get a break here and there!)
Written By: Tom Scott
Thanks to Optimist Youth Football for another successful Saturday at the annual Youth Football Jamboree at Boise State Albertsons Stadium, August 19th
It’s a great thrill for youngsters to play on the famous blue turf.
This year there were 50 teams and more than 1,000 players and 300 cheerleaders.
And we can’t forget coaches, parents, family and friends!
It was a good time for all, and it was an experience the participants will always remember.
Written By: Friend Of Football Volunteers