Why We Need High School Football: TedX Talk Highlights The Values Of The Game.
By FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 21, 2016


USA Football’s Frank Bartscheck reported last week about former CFL offensive lineman Angus Reid and his TEDX talk about the values of high school football. In our opinion this is so important and something that we do not do enough. We spend all of our time defending our game when we should be promoting the values that have changed so many lives in a positive way. So thanks to Frank Bartscheck and to Angus Reid for this tremendous article!

By USA Football’s Frank Bartscheck

Former CFL offensive linemen and two-time Grey Cup champion Angus Reid played professional football north of the border for 13 years. Reid believes that misconceptions involving high school football have hindered the sport’s ability to impart extremely important life lessons that are difficult for youngsters to glean elsewhere.
Reid recently spoke at the TEDx conference and discussed his mission to unravel these misconceptions and sing the praises of the high school football experience.
Feeling like a Part of Something
High school football affords young men the opportunity to learn to work with others toward a common goal, be a part of something bigger than themselves and feel valued along the way….

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