MAJOR PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT AND NEXT STEPS
Dear TBYFL Families, We are very excited to announce our partnership with FanCom.Fans, a new and exciting Football media platform that is owned and driven by former NFL Greats that includes Hall Of Famers, Super Bowl Champions and Pro Bowlers, as well as, some current up and coming players. One of those players includes former Buccaneers superstar Simeon Rice! Go here to see the entire roster of players.
The number one reason we partnered with FanCom is their Zero Tolerance policy towards profanity, bullying and trolls. This policy is the very core of their platform and matches our very own mission statement “to teach the fundamentals of citizenship and aid our boys and girls in the development of character and good health.”
In a social media world that does anything but teach good citizenship, FanCom is a very welcomed and needed breath of fresh air for our football youth to learn and discuss the game with true leaders in a moderated, clean, family friendly environment! FanCom will serve as a way for each of your children to leverage the experience and expertise of some of the greatest NFL players to ever play the game. You will have an opportunity to connect directly with NFL players via forum posts, videos and direct messaging to discuss important topics such as fundamentals, nutrition, health, leadership and everything going on in the NFL right now.
One of the Founding Partners of FanCom is a product of the TBYFL. A native of Tampa, Chris Martin developed his first love and passion for the game of football as a member of the TBYFL Vikings. He eventually went on to become an All-American defensive back at Northwestern University and spent time playing for the Chicago Bears from 1996-1997 before hanging up his cleats. Chris has had a very successful post-football career in the world of sports broadcasting and now represents NFL players as a registered agent.
1. Create an account on FanCom.Fans (Sign up using your email, Facebook or LinkedIn)
2. Follow the steps of selecting your favorite teams and players
3. Post your first question or comment in one of the team forums
4. Spread the word via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and word of mouth
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.
Executive Director, Tampa Bay Youth Football League, Inc.