life after school finally gets back to normal next week ~ we are done with football, knocked out of the playoffs today, but Ventura Buccaneers Youth Football & Cheer was a fantastic experience for this family. THANK YOU more than I can say.
Yesterday, after his first football game as a Ventura Buccaneer, my son told us that he is going to play football for the rest of his life. He said that he will not retire from fovotball until his is ‘old, like Brett Favre.’ This is such a joy to hear from our son. This is particularly precious when we remember that just three months ago, he told us that he had changed his mind, and that it had been a mistake to choose football as his faorite sport.He has loved football all of his young life. From the time that he could speak, he told us that he wanted to play football. He grudgingly played the other community sports, baseball, basketball and soccer. But, he told us that, when he was old enough, he wanted to play football and participate in football camps.
When he was six, we enrolled him in a local chapter of the GCYFL. The coach held a Sunday ‘pre-season conditioning camp’ on May 31st. After a two hour session, my son told me that he had made a big mistake, and that he didn’t want to play football any more. We encouraged him to try a few more sessions. After the third week, he cried and refused to attend any more sessions. The Coach’s approach and philosophy was not right for our son. He did not provide instruction, explanation or any breaking down of the skills, but did provide loud screaming for mistakes.
We researched the local chapters, spoke with Buccaneers personnel and decided to make the switch. We have had a most wonderful experience with the Buccaneers. The head coach and assistant coaches are excellent, and my son has recovered his love of football.
Your coaches are individuals of integrity and they provide a model of discipline for the children. The structure and hard work that they require of the players is rewarded on the field and provides a strong sense of teamwork.
Thank you for providing such a quality football program for our area youth. Thank you for making such a positive difference in the life of our family.
Keith and Lindi Allmen