Did you miss the Tuesday night debut of Esquire Network's docu-series "Friday Night Tykes?"  It is a reality-based show following the Texas Youth Football Association (TYFA). Does the show or the TYFA go to far, or is this acceptable to help develop a young football player?

The docu-serieswill follow the league, its players and their parents through the 2013 season.  The 10-part docuseries airs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (CT) on Esquire (check local listings)

The TYFA is billed as one of the elite youth football programs in the country.  The show's introduction states ...

... the 89 year old league in San Antonio, Texas features the best of the best.

... During the last five years, San Antonio teams have won more state championships than any other region in the lone star state.

USA Football is the governing body of youth football in America. They said that they were taking steps to try and work with the Texas Youth Football Association which aired on Esquire Network for the first time Tuesday night.

Scott Hallenbeck, Executive Director posted this comment on their web site ...
Youth coaches by nature are role models, and the language and scenes in Esquire Network’s “Friday Night Tykes” are in sharp contrast to USA Football’s core beliefs and what is taking place on the majority of youth football fields across the country. Football and youth sports in general provide meaningful learning opportunities, and it is vitally important that the right individuals have the training necessary to teach our children these lessons.
Is the TYFA a prime example of going that extra mile to get your child the best training and preparedness for that next level in sports?  Or is it an example of parents living vicariously through their kids?
On the other hand, does Esquire Network look to sensationalize something that they know will create buzz (both positive and negative) when viewed outside of the Texas youth football culture?
Esquire Network posted the first episode of "Friday Night Tykes" on its Youtube Channel.
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