Kids who play sports perform better in school and benefit from learning about teamwork, discipline, respect for others, confidence, and self-worth.

Football teaches kids about being a part of something bigger than themselves. Programs in the Treasure Valley—from Optimist through high school—are focused on safety, team-building and life skills.

Meet parent Keri Lyn Renner, whose children have participated in both youth and high school football and cheer programs.