We have found that students who have incentives to perform better in the classroom, often respond with positive behavior. MTA believes in utilizing athletics to emphasize four points of character development: Discipline Accountability
Responsibility and Endurance (D.A.R.E. Training).
We will utilize our character development progress reports in conjunction with the classroom teachers and school administrators to qualify each participant weekly.
Who can participate? 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders
What makes a team? Each team consist of up to 20 players where field competition is 8 v. 8 (5 skill players and 3 lineman)
When does the season begin? The mentorship part of the program begins in February and the flag season begins in March.
Where do games take place? Each "willing" school has an opportunity to host a regular season game as long as they have a regulation sized football field.
How does this benefit the school? This will be a marketable after-school program for rising 4th and 5th grade students while encouraging physical activity. The program will also contain a study hall component which will ensure students maintain a balance of academics and athletics.
Program Requirements: Study Hall (once a week minimum), 2 School Point of Contacts (1 can be parent with a background check)
Parents of students provide transportation.