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Families of SciCoh Youth Football & Cheer,
As you may have heard, some legislators in our area are proposing a new bill to the State House that restricts the age children can begin to play tackle football to grade 8 (Bill H.2007 is being proposed to add to General Laws, Part I, TitleXVI, Chapter 111, Section 222).
The SciCoh Youth Football program takes the safety of our players very seriously both on the practice field and the game turf. As a program we mandate USA Football Training for every level of coach every single season. The training our coaches receive prior to the season is invaluable and puts player safety at the forefront. We are also a certified Heads Up Tackle program.
Coaches and board members are First Aid and/or CPR certified and hired EMT’s are at all games. SciCoh regularly inspects helmets and pads and we have our helmets reconditioned by common practice.
Having said all of this, we want to express our opposition to this particular bill. We, as a program feel the sport teaches so many valuable lessons to our young boys and girls. We see the kids grow and flourish, make lifelong friends and then take their skills to high school and beyond.
We believe in our coaches, players, and families and we are all so thankful to the SciCoh Youth Football program. Please take a moment to consider signing (and sharing) the attached petition to help stop this bill from passing. You can also write to your local legislature and address your opposition to this bill.
Senate Representative both towns:
Cohasset State Representative:
Scituate State Representative:
SciCoh Youth Football and Cheerleading Board of Directors