The Kerman Youth Football Awards -
Before the 2013 Awards please allow me this somewhat ‘editorial’ comment: On Dec. 8th it will NOT be only those who score the most TD’s, run the fastest, hit the hardest, or win the awards - IT IS MOST IMPORTANTLY the team. It is ALL the players - meaning those who provide support - those who make up the ‘scout’ squads - those who may not get a lot of playing time but by their presence make it possible for those who do. It is the FULL ROSTER, THE TEAM, who are truly recognized and honored at Award Ceremonies.
Not a single individual being recognized by an award.. and RIGHTFULLY recognized I want to add - could have done it without the efforts of those whose names are seldom, if ever, announced over the PA System. 140+ players gave all they had in 2013 allowing the “TEAM” to come before you during this Awards Ceremony and stand proud, as one, and as a community - KERMAN… one and all, sharing in the honor and glory of ONE TOWN, ONE TEAM, ONE DREAM. Players - Coaches - Parents - Fans.
In creating the Award’s Video it is always a bit painful for me because I’m MORE than aware that the camera follows the ‘ball’. I am one man, NOT a whole team of videographers. So those who score, or make the big tackle, get the glory "on film" - more so than those who threw the crucial block that allowed the score, or that put pressure on the opposing team that allowed the ‘big tackle’. You should recognize, however, that the COACHES “DO” recognize those whose efforts were responsible for their successes. The coaches are the FIRST ones to know that ALL ‘glory’ is not recgonized by a plaque… it is also acknowleged by the comaradarie between coaches and players ON the field of play, and in the hearts of every individual who participated.
So keep this in mind - Those who win the awards have DESERVEDLY done so, and recognizing their achievements is more than fair. But also keep in mind that those whose names you may not hear announced share EQUALLY in any honor presented during this ceremony. In football there are no ‘weak links’.. there are only links… teammates are all, and always will be, equals. There has seldom existed a star running back who did not consider the ‘star’ to be his offensive line rather than himself. You would be hard pressed to find a Hall Of Fame Quarterback who does not consider the talents of his receivers to be more important in contributing to his success than he himself was.
Personally you may see individual honors during the ceremony and perhaps only that, and that’s understandable.. but look a bit deeper - because if you do I’m sure you will find that the players see a great deal more than that - THEY see - - - “WE did it guys”. “WE”, being the key word.
My sincere thanks to all of you for making this the most successful year ever for this website - I say thanks NOT for my sake but for our KYF Athletes who, weekly, watch to see if YOU are watching them play football. This year there were, BY FAR, more ‘views’ than in any previous year.
It is, without question, the greatest reward I can imagine to hear, as I do every week: “Am I going to make the Hi-Light Video, Coach?” - - - “Did you see my tackle, Coach?” - - - “Did you see me lay that guy out, Coach?” Although I added it late this year the biggest success, and by far, was the PLAYS OF THE WEEK…. Within hours after posting the first PLay Of The Week video I was hearing “I’m going to win that next week”, and “ Way to go“ insert name here”, you deserved it”.
To my favorite team(s) in the world… to all KYF Athletes… YES, I saw you. Many, many, times in fact. I couldn’t be prouder of you, of all of you, And I’ll see you next year… GO KYF - Jimmy
Dec. 8, 2013 @3pm - Kerman Community Center
(Players Can Wear Their Jerseys)
Watch For A Special Awards Update Following The Awards Ceremony… and THEN ….
CYA In 2014
Tri-County 2013 Final Results: CLICK HERE