The Fort Bend Gridiron Football League has been a part of our local communities for over 10 years, with a single mindset of “Building Character and Community Through Youth Football" and providing athletes with a "Smarter, Safer Way to Play."
When Bucky and Tracey Richardson started our league a decade ago, they created an organization with the mentality that all children in our communities desiring to play youth football should have the opportunity, and through their involvement, we could help provide the youth of our community with the necessary tools for them to become successful young adults.
A lot of excitement regarding our league exists within Fort Bend County. We believe it is primarily because of how we differ from other youth sports organizations. The key differences of our league are that it is a zoned youth football league, where the team on which you play, is the same as the high school to which you are zoned, and the fact that it is our unique culture to support the local high school football teams and booster clubs within our communities. Often, the same kids will go on to play for their middle school and eventually high schools.
The league strives to align its goals and mission with the local school district wherever possible, creating and building a “small town” feel where kids grow up wanting to become a future Panther, Longhorn, Ranger, Falcon or Charger and play under the lights on Friday night. Our organization believes that kids going to school together should be playing football together and building a trust and friendship that play a key role in building a community. Once your athlete leaves our organization and continues their career in high school, we offer them additional leadership and volunteer opportunities within our organization.
The goal of Fort Bend Gridiron Football is to teach these kids to appreciate the game, to learn sportsmanship, accountability, the importance of teamwork and the value of hard work, to learn and master the basic fundamentals, and to get our players to push themselves to make them and those around them better and have fun while doing it. Our goal is that by the end of every season, each child has a passion for the game, has strengthened their character and cannot wait to put the pads on again next year.
Fort Bend Gridiron Football looks forward to remaining a pillar of the respective communities, bringing children and families together, and fostering the development of the participants.
It is our hope that our league can help build a strong foundation for the children in our community, in not just football fundamentals and skills, but in conflict resolution, accountability, sportsmanship, self-reliance, and the value of hard work. Our hope is to prepare our boys for life and help give them the base they need to be upstanding members of our community.
The support the league continues to receive from good people across the county is remarkable. Without community support and financial contributions, our league would not be able to positively impact so many lives.
The Fort Bend Gridiron Football league thanks you for your continued patronage, and we hope to be your home for tackle football and 7 on 7 for years to come!