Sunday, September 20, 2015

Derby City Dynamite - WFA

When I get it in my head I want to do something there is not anything that can stop me. I am driven and as an Aries anything less then success is a failure. So let's talk football...not men's football, not tag football, and definitely not powder puff football. Let's talk WFA - Women's Football Alliance which is women's pro-tackle football.

The WFA was started in 2007 and has grown leaps and bounds since then. There are currently 40 teams in the WFA stretching from Boston to California. The ladies that strap on these pads are hard hitters with the passion for the sport. And I want to be one of them.

Let's talk my area in Kentucky there is only one WFA team and that is the Derby City Dynamite which is based out of Louisville, KY. There are 4 other teams in our region which is Chicago Force, Indy Crash, West Michigan Mayhem, and the Detroit Angels. Derby City Dynamite are currently welcoming women from the state to come and tryout for their 2016 season no experience needed.

They are looking to fill 55 spots this year with new recruits and returning players. They want women who are committed to the game....just like men's football there is practices, games, and to be good you can't just go home and not thing football it is all about practice practice practice. They want women who are dedicated to the be able to make this work we got to be one team. There is no "I" in football. If you are in this to play it is not about showing up for you its about showing up for the team. Finally they want women who are coachable which means your going to have to take criticism, the coach is going to know more than you that is why he is the coach and you are the player. You have to listen to get better because we all want the same thing and that is to win.

Do you have what it takes? Do you have the heart? There is only one way to find out and that is to tryout and personally I am working on my backpedal. I want that ring. I want to play corner but I will play whatever my team needs me. I have heard it all they tell me "Shawdy Red you are to little to play ball. Your gonna get hurt." I say don't let my size fool you I got more heart then some women twice my size. Will you join us? Check out Derby City Dynamite on Facebook or on their website for more information!