We watch plenty of high school, college and pro football -- but every once in a while, we have to see how it all gets started.
Recently, we had a chance to checkout some 4-, 5- and-6-year-olds as they get their first taste of flag football.
As the kids are getting their flags on, and getting a few last-minute tips from Coach, it's nice to have a 6-year-old like Nash to fill us in on some of the details.
"If you play football, you just, you have to wear a mouthguard... because you don't want your mouth to hurt," he said.
The most important thing is to always have fun... and?
"Also today, I'm going to play... I'm going to do my best, really today," Nash said.
So, with those words of advice, it's time for the coaches to get the kids in position and get this game started!
It's the Scorpions in white and the Roadrunners in blue. And the best play in the playbook is a hand-off-and-run!
Even if you run the wrong way... Just run! Again:The key is to have fun!
After some hard-hitting, fast-paced action, the kids are letting Coach know just how they feel.
"My legs are tired," Nash tells the coach.
But just like that, the kids are ready to go at it again!
Congratulations, Scorpions and Roadrunners: You're this week's Small Stars!