The football that little kids play might soon look different

February 7, 2017
in Kids

You may or may not have watched the Super Bowl, but a lot of Americans did. And a lot of them have kids — kids who play football. Tom Thompson grew up in Kansas. Then he moved to Dallas. Now, he’s got a young son, Cooper. Tom played high school football in Kansas and said it’s different where he lives now. He said he knew it was seen almost as a religion in Texas. “But what I didn’t realize was how early they were expected to play,” he said. When his son was 5, a neighbor, with a boy about the same age, asked him when he was going to sign Cooper up for football. “And I thought he meant flag football. But it was full, tackle football.” Tom and his wife decided to wait. Now, Cooper is...

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