The Barnyard – Coconut Grove, FL

December 30th, 2016 and it’s about 70 degrees just after 6:00PM. As the sun is setting, I stop by another gem of a park in Coconut Grove. It’s bizarre to me that with all of the beautiful courts and amazing weather, that Miami is a football city. There are at least 51 NFL players from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale alone, not including the rest of South Florida. However, I found a video that makes sense of this. Although I’m sure this court is used to play basketball, the youth in Miami focuses on football and they’ll play wherever they can. An example is NFL and Oakland Raiders star receiver Amari Cooper, who learned how to play football on this court. I’ve attached the link to the video if you would like to take a look. It’s great to see community centers like The Barnyard helping out the youth.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/28/raiders-star-amari-cooper-learned-to-catch-a-football-on-this-miami-blacktop/

 

 

 

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