From my Friend Jourdan Marino
Hey Everyone,Many already know, and many may not, but the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) has decided to drop Men’s Gymnastics as a Varsity sport in Massachusetts despite the support of town administrators. Many have benefited either directly or indirectly from Gymnastics being at the high school level and it’s in jeopardy of being gone. The ramifications will also be felt at the Women’s high school level if this does not change. Although we have the support of town administrators which is great, I urge anyone that cares about this sport being available at all levels to write to the MIAA and politely ask them to reconsider this drastic decision. If you have a personal story, that is even better. Their information is below. If you have any questions or need any more information please contact me, Sean Monaco, or any other MA High School coach anytime. Also PLEASE pass this message along to anyone else that may not already know of this issue. The more letters the better!M.I.A.A.33 Forge ParkwayFranklin, MA 02038email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many people have forgotten or have no idea why gymnastics is so important.
Gymnastics teaches the basics for all sports. Strength, flexibility and agility are the key ingredients. A child with a gymnastics background develops skills that will better prepare him or her for other sports. That is just one reason why gymnastics has always been considered the master of all sports. Gymnastics also teaches us to be ambidextrous. Having the same amount of strength and flexibility on both sides of our bodies will help us in whatever sport we decide to enjoy. It is one of the few sports that teaches us how to fall and protect ourself from injury.
I urge you to reconsider your decision.