Goat Squad uses football to mentor local youth

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Goat Squad Duhh is a local 7-on-7 youth football organization that specializes in producing top-tier adolescents by incorporating life lessons and mentorship through football.

Goat Squad was founded in 2022 by Chyna Lindsay and Maurice Geathers. The two are also a couple who have known and dated each other since 2017.

Lindsay is a popular local barber and a Leon County School District employee. Geathers is a local football trainer and truck driver.

They have backgrounds in sports; Lindsay starred in basketball and Geathers in football.

“We created this organization to show our youth that there are other positive outlets to seek, instead of the troubled streets. We also wanted to create a support system that the kids can always rely on because we are always one call away. It takes a village, so why not create a village that they can count on,” Lindsay said.

Alejah Fulks, a Florida A&M University student, said that the Goat Squad organization is without question a great role model for the kids because the organization helps garner positive relationships and outcomes for young people.

“Some of the youth in the organization come from harsh environments and they only know one thing: run the streets to make something happen. Goat Squad provides the youth with plenty of resources and outlets to become successful,” Fulks said.

Goat Squad prides itself in doing everything together. They practice together, play together and spend time together outside of playing football.

“We travel as a team and do everything as a team. These kids become more than just players, they become family and we all treat each other as such,” Lindsay said.

Some of the things that the organization does outside of football are volunteer in the community, take college visits and hold fundraiser events.

Rondai Dile, who has been a member of the organization since it was founded, said that he has never had anything in his life like this organization.

“Chyna and Maurice have impacted me the most because of how persistent and reliable they have been in my life both on and off the football field,” Dile said.

The organization plans on expanding and impacting more adolescents’ lives throughout in the coming years. They want to continue to incorporate life lessons and mentorship through football and by living by Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

If you are interested in becoming part of or supporting the organization, visit @goatsuad_duhh on Instagram.