AACPS, please reconsider the non-competitive fall sports season

AACPS, please reconsider the non-competitive fall sports season

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AACPS Athletes started this petition to AACPS Administration

AACPS has just cancelled all competitive fall sports. Except for a handful of training sessions, our athletes are missing out on the countless benefits of a season. As a result, most seniors are currently coming to terms with the fact that they will never again play their sport in a competitive environment. Countless studies have exemplified the benefits of adolescent participation in competitive sports, which will of course be missed with the cancellation of the season. Furthermore, not only are students missing out on the important structural benefits of athletics, but athletes will have zero film to show for their seasons. Considering that most other states have allowed for some sort of competitive season, this places AACPS students at a huge disadvantage when it comes to college recruiting. Even worse, for many students, athletics may be their only shot at a college education. For these reasons, it is outrageous that the AACPS fall sports season is being boiled down to non-competitive training sessions, a decision made with seemingly zero input from actual student-athletes.

AACPS, thousands of vaccines are being administered daily. Moreover, most of our fall sports take place outside, allowing for a safe environment for student participation. All students, especially seniors, are willing to adhere to any Covid guidelines that are put in place to protect our athletes, coaches, officials and parents. AACPS, please rethink the decision to cancel the competitive fall sports season.

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