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Letter to the Editor: Indiana pee wee football 2014

on June 20, 2014 10:39 AM

Football at the pee wee level is about learning fundamentals, making friends and having fun. The TV show “Friday Night Tykes,” which has become more and more popular these days, glamorizes the Texas pee wee football system that emphasizes winning and kids being superstars at a young age.

One thing certain is that no scholarships are going to be given out to any kids at the pee wee level between the ages of 8 and 12.

The Indiana football program is committed to teaching kids the basics, including blocking and tackling. Also, this year all coaches will go through a concussion recognition program as well as the usual criminal background requirements. Our kids will be learning teamwork, building self-esteem and creating friends that can last a lifetime.

Please come out and support us at this year’s Bob McQuaide Sr. Golf Classic, which will be July 6 at Meadow Lane Golf Course, with a 1 o’clock shotgun start and a scramble format. Deadline for foursomes is July 1. The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes a cart, greens fees and awards ceremony. Call (724) 463-0512 for more details.

The pee wee football program is run 100 percent by volunteers, and the Indiana First Down Boosters is an organization made up 100 percent of volunteers who support all Indiana football from pee wees through the high school varsity program. The Boosters meet the second Thursday of every month (currently we meet at Dingbats in the Indiana Mall), and we welcome anyone interested in attending meetings to help keep our football program strong and make it a productive and enjoyable experience for our kids.

Thank you to the coaches, parents and volunteers.

Dan Majernik

Secretary, Indiana Football Boosters

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