A growing number of parents are getting ready to take their kids to a college football game in the coming months.
But for the parents of kids from families with older grandparents, the move could be a huge challenge.
“I have three grandkids.
I am worried about their lives.
And I don’t want them to go to the game,” said Katie, a single mother of two who works in an office in San Diego, California.
“I want them not to get involved.
We don’t have much money for college.”
Her concerns were shared by many parents who are concerned about what the college football season might bring for their kids.
“My kids are in third grade now, so it’s going to be an adjustment, but I don- want them in the same boat,” said Jennifer.
“We don’t really know what the future holds for them, but at the same time, it’s important to be able to see what’s going on in the future,” said Stephanie.
“It’s important for them to have a sense of what’s happening and what’s not happening.
That’s what it’s all about,” said Heather, who is working as a nurse at a hospital in Sacramento.”
As we get older, the future is bright.
But you just want your kids to know you love them and you’re there for them,” said Lauren, who lives in New York City.
They also worry that by hosting college games, they could create a distraction.
“The college football teams are making a lot of money, and they’re going to spend it on all kinds of things,” said Nicole, who works at a beauty salon in the US state of Washington.
“So it’s definitely going to hurt us, I think.
I’m hoping they can just focus on the game, which is what they’re good at.
It’s not a game to take them out of school,” said Ashley, who also works in the beauty industry.”
This is just a big, big game for us to go play and be excited about,” she said.”
And for them not have to worry about it.
We’re going for the weekend, we’re not going to go back to school.”
What are the rules of the game?
The NCAA has guidelines that outline the rules for the games.
It says the participants can wear “symbols of respect” on their jerseys, helmets, and shoes, and that players should stand in the direction of the opposing team and not be “causing an interruption” in the flow of play.
Players are also not allowed to hit a player in the head with a football, or hit the opposing player in an “unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner”.
The players are also banned from throwing objects at opposing players.
And in order to prevent a fight or physical contact, teams are not allowed in the locker rooms.
And players are not permitted to “engage in any conduct that would place a reasonable person in reasonable fear for their safety or welfare, including but not limited to physical contact” and from making “any obscene, threatening, profane, abusive, or harassing remarks”.
Players are not able to wear the same uniform for the whole season.
“If you’re playing a college team, you’re going home and you can’t wear the jersey from that year.
You can’t bring it home, you can only take it from the next year,” said Dana, a football player at a college in New Mexico.”
There are other ways to make a statement,” he said.
The NCAA also says that the coaches must not wear the uniforms of the teams that they are supposed to coach for the duration of the tournament.
“A coach is expected to maintain his or her standard of conduct during and after the game.
He or she is not permitted, and is not required to wear, any of the uniforms or apparel of the opponents,” said the NCAA.
But some parents are not sure if they will be able do this.
“That’s up to them.
But I’m concerned because it will be the first time my grandkids have seen us compete in a college game,” added Jennifer.
While there are more than 40 colleges in the country, the NCAA does not require schools to host games.
But many parents are hoping the tournament will make a difference for them.
“They can’t say ‘no’ to us.
They can’t force us to take a break,” said Amanda.”
Because there are so many kids, and there are a lot more games coming up, it would be really hard for me to do that,” she added.”
But it’s something I want to see happen, so I’ll be there,” said Danielle, a teacher in Los Angeles.
“It’d be nice to go see a game with my kids, because it’s such a different experience.”Topics: