The Paramount “Thundering Herd” Football Program was founded in the fall of 2015. Primarily serving low-income inner-city families, Paramount quickly became known for providing 1st through 4th grade players with a safe place to learn the game of football, positive role models who help to develop high character, and unique opportunities that otherwise may be unavailable to these students at no cost to the families.
In the summer of 2016, Paramount developed a tackle football schedule that allowed the players to compete against quality opponents in the Indianapolis area. The Thundering Herd enjoyed a successful season capped by a fourth place finish in the Indianapolis Crossroads Classic. The players and coaches continued to work hard throughout the winter and spring in preparation of the upcoming challenges.
In the summer of 2017, Paramount offered its first ever summer football camp. The 30 players who attended the camp developed strong bonds with their teammates and coaches, had fun honing their football skills, and had the opportunity to meet two NFL players. The Paramount Summer Football camp spring boarded the players in their fall season where they are enjoying a great amount of success with a dedicated coaching staff.
Currently, more than 50 players participate in the Paramount Football Program. The coaching staff has grown to 8 dedicated coaches (many that have college or high school coaching experience) who are heavily invested in the success of the players. The coaches ensure that each of the players receives tutoring assistance throughout the school year, behavioral coaching in the classroom, and access to any other assistance that their family may need. The Paramount “Thundering Herd” Football Program is very proud of the success of its players both on and off the field.