We asked two 7th grade football players (Kyron Pleas and Latarius Carr) questions about football and how they could influence 6th graders to join the sport.
- What activities do you do in football?
Kyron: “Run, lift weights, practice, and do up downs.”
Latarius: “Lift weights and we get stronger.”
- If you could convince a 6th grader to join football, what would you say and why?
Kyron: “You have good coaches and you do hard work.”
Latarius:“Football is a good sport and it helps us learn discipline.”
- What got you to choose football as your sport?
Kyron: “ I didn’t want to sit and watch everyone else play sports.”
Latarius: “I started in park league football, and my mom and dad wanted me to play football.”
- If you are going to be in football next year, what are three goals you have for next year?
Kyron: “ Be undefeated, hard work, and start helping teammates.”
Latarius: “Get faster/bigger, eliminate some friends, and go to the gym more.”
- Where do you plan to go with your football career?
- What are some ways you think you could improve in football?
Kyron: “Tackling and running the ball faster.”
Latarius: “Improve in maturity and strength.”
- How do you feel about the way the coaches teach you?
Kyron: “ Good.”
Latarius: “Good because if you make mistakes you get punished.”
8.Are you proud of what you’ve achieved so far this season?
Latarius: “No, because I could’ve done better.”
9.How will you become the best player you can be? Who will help you?
Kyron: “Practice. My coaches and my teammates.”
Latarius: “Work harder. My coaches and my teammates.”
10.Do you think mental strength or physical strength is more important in an athlete and why?
Kyron: “Both are important.”
Latarius: “Both because Mrs. Horton taught me that you need to be strong in your mind and in your body.”
Interview by Jalah Johnson