UPDATED: Hard work at Boys Club football practice

Every month, a photographer works on a photo-centric story for the Living section. There are 12 months and four photographers, which means each of us does at least three of these visual-heavy stories a year. For last November’s gallery, I shot a football story by covering many aspects of a single West York football game.

For this November’s gallery, I once again turned to football — with players of a shorter height.

Generations of boys have played football in Boys Club of York for about 40 years, and after speaking to one of the coaches, I decided to work on a story about the second-youngest age division: the 7-8-year-old rink varsity players, or “rinkies.” So I followed them at practice and at games for the last three weeks of their third consecutive undefeated season, which culminated in the rink varsity championship game against West York.

Did the rinkies win the championship, or did they lose? You’ll find out on Tuesday, Nov. 13, when the story and photos are published, but for now, here’s a video I made of their football practice. Fortunately for me, it was the last sunny day before Hurricane Sandy struck.

 


  • UPDATED — Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 –

So, the story has been published. You can read it here. And below are all the photos available in that same article, but displayed much larger:

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