We did the 'Chinese' sports last fall so this year it was worth a try at some American sports, like football. We met the coaches and staff at a Concordia open house and decided that now was a good time to join. It was 2,500 RMB (~$400) for the season which included 2 practices and a game per week. The season goes for about 3 months, Sept - Nov.
|The orientation where Mark put on Shoulder pads for the|
first time. You can see he likes them!
|Trying on the helmet for size.|
|Dags was excited to wear Dad's Patriots jersey.|
|Baltimore Ravens - Flacco|
|The home field is Shanghai Football Rugby Club (SFRC) about 20|
minutes from Jinqiao.
|Pre-game snack of snickers bars.|
|1st game under the lights. Mark was wide receiver|
|Will was middle linebacker|
|Will also played Quarterback and tailback|
|Post-game Dunkin Donuts.|
|Mark struggled getting dressed for football but always had|
a great time once he got there.
|Will could have played Seniors or Juniors but since he only|
weights 85lbs we thought it was best to be on the Juniors.
|4-3 or 5-3 defense|
|There was an exhibition game at the Shanghai stadium for the|
|NFL sponsors. That is Jordon our girl player. One of the better|
|Before we went on there was an intense Chinese flag football|
|There were other NFL experience activities.|
|Typical warm ups|
|The boy's ball was signed by Joe.|
|Picture with Joe and some other Dragon parents.|
|Mark with his friend Colin at the clinic. We went early to setup.|
|Joe tossing the rock to the kids. He hasn't lost his|
timing at all. He looked a bit old though...
|Signing autographs. We had him sign Will's shirt and the football.|