Genre: Reality, Football
Premise: They say everything's bigger in Texas, and that may not be more true than with the Lone Star State's love of football. High-school football is probably more popular in Texas than in any other state. To get kids prepared to play at a high level, they have to start at a young age. This docuseries offers an inside look at children as young as 8 who play in the Texas Youth Football Association, one of the largest independent youth football leagues in America, which teaches kids the fundamentals of the game. ``Friday Night Tykes'' follows several teams, on and off the field, as they compete for the state championship. Among the challenges the players face are extreme training drills, heckling from fans, and balancing on-the-field expectations with living a typical childhood away from the gridiron.
S01, E01 (First Aired: Jan. 14, 2014)
A player who missed four weeks of conditioning is forced to run laps in 104-degree heat; league coaches prepare their win-at-all costs strategies.
S01, E02 (First Aired: Jan. 14, 2014)
Rival teams the Junior Rockets and the Northeast Colts open the season on a field they both call home; a mother is upset about her son's lack of playing time.