“What would happen if you gave yourself permission to do something
you’ve never done before? There’s only one way to find out.”
Hi CFG Family!
As I approach my two year anniversary with CrossFit, there’s so much I have to be grateful for; the bonds that I’ve made with all of YOU, a daily support system, and friendships are at the top of that list! Not only do I have a second family, but through CrossFit For Glory I’ve learned so much about myself. It’s through this wonderful sport that I’ve grown into a better educator, friend, athlete, and coach. It was truly a “risk” worth taking! Since December 2013, I’ve gained confidence in myself to take more risks in various areas of my life. One risk that I will be taking in the coming year is playing on a women’s tackle football team.
That’s correct. I said I’m going to play tackle football. You’re probably thinking, “What the heck is Stephanie talking about?!”
Well, the thing is, I love all sports but I really love football. I’ve always loved it as a spectator and a fan. I’ve had small tastes of the sport through playing and coaching flag football, but never the real deal. Then I found out about the Women’s Football Alliance. In October I tried out for the Tampa Bay Inferno Women’s Tackle Football team and I made it! The Tampa Bay Inferno is an official member of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA). The WFA consists of over 40 teams across the United States. This organization provides the opportunity for a diverse group of women to participate in a sport that was once only a dream for us. I’m joining this team for multiple reasons. One of them to is show my high school girls that women are strong and we can do what the boys do. I want to empower them and inspire them to be athletes without sacrificing their integrity. Another reason is because I’ve always wanted to score a real touchdown! So, I’m putting my athletic ability to the test and going for it!
I would like to ask for your support as I start this a new adventure. As a rookie on the Tampa Bay Inferno Women’s Tackle Football team, I’m responsible for raising $600. This goes towards our team and personal player needs like travel and equipment. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! If you are interested in sponsoring (getting a sponsor package) $25 or more, please let me know so I can set up your sponsor package perks. There are sheets on the desk for the taking with more information. I look forward to sharing this experience with you all! Thank you in advance for all your support!
– Coach Stephanie
Check out the WFA here: https://wfafootball.net/
Check out Tampa Bay Inferno Women’s Tackle Football team here: https://tbinferno.com/