Stream Your Heart Out: Coach Snoop
by Dylan Shaler
(8 episodes 30 minutes)
From being a world renowned music artist, Snoop Dogg has grown an interest in coaching football and creating his own league, and you can watch it on the new Netflix original series called “Coach Snoop.”
“Music gave me the power to create a football league. Football has taken me to places that music could have never took me to.” Snoop Dogg states in his official trailer.
When he is not in the studio, Snoop Dogg is on the field.
Back in 2005, Snoop created the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) in California with the objective to: “provide youth, regardless of race, color, creed, or economic background the chance to learn the values of character, integrity, discipline, and teamwork through football and cheer; to bring all other communities together through a common interest in sports; to promote fair play and fellowship; to teach the game elements promoting safety, enjoyment, and healthy competition”.
The documentary series follows along with one of his now 21 teams and the journey they take together to better the youth in the community. The main players who are shown in the documentary all come from a hard homelife, and the football league is something that they can do to get away from home, clear their mind, and learn valuable life skills.
The football league has produced over 50 Division I college football players, an NFL Super Bowl champion, and 12 players in the NFL, which includes one of our own Steeler’s, JuJu Smith-Schuster.
The documentary also highlights how many of the kids have to live in the inner cities of California and how life for them everyday could be a struggle.
Currently there are eight episodes that run 30 minutes each, so it is a very easy season to binge watch in a single sitting.
According to SYFL’s website, on top of keeping the children off of the streets, the league also “provides opportunities for many children to ride on an airplane, travel to states that they never dreamed of going, and play in the most prestigious stadiums in the United States.”
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