In America, football is king… and nowhere is football bigger than in Texas. With exclusive access to the 8 to 9 year-old Rookies division of the Texas Youth Football Association, FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES, a 10-part docu-series from Esquire TV, follows five teams on and off the field during the 2013 season. Throughout, coaches and parents offer insight into why they believe they’re teaching valuable lessons about discipline and dedication, but also grapple with serious questions about parenting, safety and at what price we’re pushing our kids to win.
But FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES is about more than just football. It’s about the choices parents make for their children, and the community that surrounds America’s favorite pastime. For many, football is a substitute family and a way to connect with their community. Throughout FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES, coaches and parents offer insight into why they believe the sport is important, what motivates them, and what lessons they believe children learn from this type of discipline and dedication.
But how hard is too hard? How far is too far? Is youth sports truly about the children? And at what price are we pushing our kids to win? FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES shines a light on these and other provocative questions about safety and parenting in a way no series has before.
On Thursday, January 15, 2015, I will host a screening of FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES. After the film, we will have a panel discussion to address some of the issues brought up by the film.
The Alamo Drafthouse – Vintage Park
114 Vintage Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77070
January 15, 2015
I’m also offering 100 admit 2 tickets to Mocha Dad readers. To get your free ticket, visit http://www.gofobo.com//MochaDad100 and enter code: MochaDad100. There will also be free food and drink.