Belchertown & Granby Football United through High School

Belchertown & Granby Football United through High School

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michelle kendall started this petition to Belchertown & Granby Residents

   Belchertown and Granby students play tackle football together from 3rd grade until 8th grade. Once they enter High School, they are divided. Granby students are entered in the Amherst High School Football Team. While the Belchertown students are entered into the Belchertown High School Football Team. I would like to ask for support from our Communities to keep our Belchertown and Granby football players Together through High School.

   There are many benefits to playing Youth Football. This sport provides great health benefits, promotes camaraderie, teamwork, and work ethic. Today I’d like to focus on two of those benefits. These students have been building friendships with their teammates from the 3rd grade. They learn to work together towards a common goal and it brings the kids closer together. As stated in a FlipGive article by Alam Song, “The camaraderie learned through football is invaluable to building relationships later in life.“

   If you understand the game, you know that every player on the field has an important job to do. In order to have a successful season, they have to learn teamwork. They also work on their individual skills needed to play their positions together as a team. 

   According to Journal of Sports Medicine, by the time children are 15 years of age, 70%-80% are no longer engaged in sports. What if we could prevent a small percentage of that, by keeping the Team together.

   There would be many benefits for Belchertown & Granby players and their families to stay United. The first to come to mind is a relief from transportation costs for Granby families, as well as the time needed for travel. The Belchertown & Granby players would gain confidence and strength staying together with the Team they grew with. I am also reminded of another meme I have recently read, “ Football is not a lifetime sport....but high school football IS a once in a lifetime experience. “ - Author unknown 

Please sign this petition so Belchertown & Granby Football players can take the next steps to stay UNITED through High School. Thank you!

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