DAN MAJERNIK: Pee wee football: fun, learning
Our Little Indians started practicing this past week, and our numbers have never been stronger. Both last year and this year, we have had so many kids that we have had to break the third- and fourth-grade and fifth- and sixth-grade teams into two teams each.
For our family, this is the third year for our son Alec, and we couldn’t be happier with the balance at the pee wee level between learning the basics, trying to win and just having fun. Strong numbers in our pee wee ranks, along with learning the fundamentals, will hopefully help the teams at the higher levels as they move into junior high and high school.
Playing football does so much for the kids as they grow into young men, including building their self-esteem, helping to be able to learn from their mistakes and teaching them to get along with others.
Also, it is great to see the community involvement that it takes to make the football program go.
Everyone who is a part of Indiana football is a volunteer and committed to making it a good experience for the kids — the coaches, the boosters, the local businesses and all the parents who volunteer their time from working the concession stands to ordering equipment.
secretary, Indiana Football Boosters