Have A Spring Football Season In The ISL

Have A Spring Football Season In The ISL

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Please sign our petition on behalf of the kids, parents, coaches, teachers, and administrators who are supporting a Spring Season for football in the ISL. We need your help in telling the ISL along with our State and School leaders that we support a schedule that includes football in the Spring.

In signing, you recognize that the safety and well-being of athletes and coaches is a priority, that special provisions will need to be made to protect the safety of players and coaches, that some players may choose to opt-out of the season, and that adjustments and limitations may be necessary over the course of the season.

MIAA member teams have proposed the following safety changes for their season: a shorter season, limited practice time, rule modifications, and new required equipment including full-face shields, mouthpieces attached to facemasks, the use of gloves, and changes to practice schedules including reduced contact. Teams in other states have already started their fall season and started preparing as early as August 1st. If states with higher Covid-19 risk such as Florida and Texas can play in the fall then why can't we play in the Spring? The ISL can pick from some of the best ideas other states have used for their fall seasons, in addition to the ideas that the MIAA has already recommended, and the ISL can incorporate them into the spring season.  We can also focus on avoiding confined spaces such as locker rooms and meeting rooms.

Football gives student-athletes opportunities that no other sport can give someone. Many teams in the ISL have seniors who care more about having a season this year than anything else because of their recruiting and their love for the sport. There are children willing to move states and transfer schools just to play football for a chance at a future to play college football. Not allowing the ISL to have a football season is taking away the chance of student-athletes to be able to take care of their families and/or allowing their parents to pay less for their child's college tuition or not pay at all.

Please sign our petition on behalf of ALL the student-athletes in the ISL.  Thank you!

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