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‘Friday Night Tykes’ sets third season in Pennsylvania

May 7, 2015 / CoachingFootball
The Esquire Network is bringing Friday Night Tykes back for another season, this time set in western Pennsylvania.

Plans were announced for a third season of Esquire Network's Friday Night Tykes.
Plans were announced for a third season of Esquire Network’s Friday Night Tykes.

The docu-series, which sparked a debate about the treatment of athletes in youth sports, recently completed its second season. The most recent installment followed a handful of youth football teams in Texas, highlighting the intense pressure 10- and 11-year-olds are under from coaches and parents.

Deadline.com on Thursday reported a few details about the upcoming season:

The Friday Night Tykes franchise next turns its lens on one of the great football hotbeds of America; Western Pennsylvania. This spin-off will focus on Beaver County, home of Mike Ditka and Joe Namath, where youth football is not a pastime, but a birthright, and young kids feel intense pressure to be superstars, not just from parents and coaches, but their entire communities.

There were no other details about when the third season would premiere.

For those not familiar with the show, this short video should give you an idea:


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