In our inaugural I love to watch you play podcast we talk to New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees. The 17-year NFL pro and father of four children ages 8, 6, 4 and 2 shares his sports parenting philosophy. In the podcast, why Brees won’t let his kids specialize in one sport or play tackle football before middle school. Brees also shares details of his newly launched and quickly growing flag football league Football ‘N’ America that he hopes will set the new standard for how flag football is played in America. Plus, what he’s looking forward to as he goes back to work and why this year could be his best ever on the football field.
Alex Flanagan co-founded I love to watch you play in 2015. She was flying home from an NFL work assignment when a learning specialist, who was sitting next to her, shared 5 reasons she shouldn’t feel guilty missing her son’s game. She shared their conversation on her own website alexflanagan.com and the response was so overwhelming it inspired her to create ILTWYP to help parents like herself navigate youth sports.