Looking for a way to get the guys together in your youth group? Football, wings, & mountain dew usually do the trick. And that’s what you can do with having a fantasy football draft. Here is how to set it up and organize the event:
Positive: This would work well if you want to limit the mess at someone’s house. Also, you can use the gym or facility afterwards for a flag football game or quarterback challenge.
Negative: May struggle getting new visitors to come to this setting compared to others. Is not a different setting for youth ministry kids.
Positive: This would be a comfortable setting and could provide an opportunity for a leader or parent to bring the students in their home. A good step in building relationships and familiarity.
Negative: THE MESS!
BW3’s or Local Sports Restaurant
Positive: This is great for atmosphere. You got big screens showing preseason football games, you got a sports atmosphere, and you got waiters getting your drinks and wings!
Negative: You can’t always hear very well. Your time is somewhat limited, especially if others want to get your table. Space is a concern as well.
Fantasy Football Form: On this form you need to have listed – Name, Team Name, Email, Username, Password, & List of Positions for student to fill out (QB, RB, WR, TE, etc.)
You can make the teams as unique as you want. Maybe make everyone choose 3 kickers or 4 Quarterbacks. Maybe you like defense better and want more individual defenders…have fun with it.
Fantasy Football Rankings: This depends how nice you are. I’m pretty nice, so I print out (*see below) the top players for everyone. This speeds things along and helps those that don’t know as much about the game. But, someday, I might just tell everyone to do their own research =)
League Rules: For those that have done fantasy football before, you may get asked how the points are awarded, if the league is head to head, trade rules & deadlines. If you just read those things and thought it was a different language, I suggest going to a popular fantasy football website (**see below) and choose DEFAULT settings. It will save you time, and then next year you can change things around based on your preferences. Suggestion: Make the points big and easy to remember. In our league, every touchdown is 6 points, every big defensive play is 5 points, 10 yards in rushing and receiving is 1 point.
- *Fantasy Football Rankings
2. **Fantasy Football Leagues
http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/ – My Suggestion