Varsity Info

Varsity Parents/Guardians:

Few Things:

1. There has been a small change to practice schedule for the first week of fall practice. Practice will be from 7-11AM. I’ve added an extra hour to practice for various team meetings and team building opportunities.

2. If any parent would like to spearhead or take the lead on the parents’ committee please let me know. It is not as intensive as one may think. Plus, the boys really enjoy all the “extras” they have received in the past. Please let me know if you or a few of you are interested in taking the lead.

3. I am looking for some parents to organize team meals this season. The last few years we have had one mom spear heading it and several other parents helping as much as possible. We’ve had this tradition for the last 8 years. The varsity team eats a team pasta dinner on Friday after school at 3 PM. It’s a great opportunity for the boys to relax and enjoy each others company. I would like to keep this tradition moving forward. Much of the food was donated by local restaurants. If you have any interest in doing this please contact me ASAP.

3. Varsity Hallway decorations – Instead of decorating the locker room this season, I would like the hallway leading out to the tunnel the boys will walk through decorated with motivating images and phrases and GBS colors plastered on the walls. This year we have four home games. If you have any interest in doing this please contact me ASAP.

Thank you,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School
District 87

August

Hello Everyone:

As we wind down this week with summer camp and approach August, I want to share some important info and dates with you. Please see below:

1. Physicals – All Athletes must have a valid physical turned into the athletic office prior to August 7th. I have received about 20 physicals.
2. Registration for Athletics – All athletes must be registered for football PRIOR to August 7th. You can register your son for all the sports he will be doing this school year at this time. This must be complete online via PowerSchool. Please see the attachment for more information. (SEE ATTACHMENT)
3. Payment – The activity fee, which will cover all sports and activities for the school year, is $150. That payment will be made when you register for sports on PowerSchool. If payment is an issue OR you need to set up a payment plan please contact Mrs. Mazza, the student services secretary, at 630-469-6500 or maria_mazza@glenbard.org. (SEE ATTACHMENT)
4. Fall Sports Meeting – August 15th is the mandatory fall sports meeting. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium at 6 PM. All parents/guardians AND athletes are required to attend. We may or may not have a short program meeting following the large meeting. (SEE ATTACHMENT)
5. There will be no equipment distribution on August 4th. All necessary equipment that needs to distributed will be done so during the first week of fall practice.

Practice starts August 7th at 7 AM. We want to hit the ground sprinting. Please do your part by completing the necessary steps mentioned above. Once we get to August 7th, the intensity and rigor of practices will pick up. Attendance is the most essential component to be a player in this program. Attendance will be tracked, and if your son is late or not at practice, it will impacts their playing time and the success of the team. Please discuss this with them, but put the responsibility of waking up in a timely fashion on them. “To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late.” The boys should bring the “usual” to practice during the week of August 7-11. In addition to that, they should pack a small lunch or snack. They will be given breaks during practice.

I will send out more info the closer we get to August 7th.

Go Raiders,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School
District 87
630-942-6685

Parents Day – Tuesday

Quick Reminder:

This Tuesday is Parents’ Day at camp. Please feel free to come by and stay for all of camp, or just a few minutes. Parents day will run from 7-9:30 AM. Camp still starts at 6:39 AM for the players.

I hope to see you Tuesday,

Ryan Crissey
Glenbard South
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girls Track

Summer Fundraiser

Good Morning, Parents:

We have had a strong first two days of camp. They coaches and boys are excited about the season ahead. The varsity is in full swing with practicing techniques, schemes, and completing speed and strength workouts. The lower level are have been working on fundamentals on the field, with a focus on offense, and developing proper lifting technique while they are strength training. The numbers for the incoming freshmen are very strong. As we stand right now, we are at 30 freshmen, but that number is expected to grow.

This morning we kicked off our summer fundraiser. The boys were given twenty discount cards to sell. The expectation is that they sell twenty. We spoke with them this morning about how to sell, where to sell, and whom to sell to. There are incentives for the athletes to sell the cards. like sitting out during conditioning sessions if they sell 10 cards by Thursday, free clothing items if they sell 20+ cards, and various cash prizes for top sellers at each level. The fundraisers we do are necessary. They serve the purpose providing your sons with the best equipment, training tools, and gear possible. Your sons should bring the money they collect to their fundraising coach each morning before camp starts. On THURSDAY, JUNE 22, from 4-7 PM, the athletes will be BLITZING the neighborhoods. I will be giving them all jerseys to wear as they sell cards in various assigned areas and neighborhoods. Athletes are expected to attend this event.

All of the funds raised will benefit the athletes. Please help them with the selling of the cards by leading them to a few neighbors, friends of the family, or family members. Also, if you work in the area, please take a few of them with you to work. We truly appreciate your time and energy.

Thank you,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School
District 87
630-942-6685

Football Meeting Documents, Team Shop, Golf Outing

Good Morning, Parents and Guardians:

I have attached the 2017 Football Calendar. Please note that dates and times of events can change, but rarely do. Also, attached you will see the Parent Meeting presentation. If you did not attend, I recommend that you read through the slides.

I have reopened the online team shop that runs through BSN Sports. All of the items you see online are common items athletes like to wear during practice and games. The purpose of the online store is to provide you with discounted prices on items from name brands, like Nike and Underarmour.. The team shop will only be open until June 12th. Here is a link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/login/raider9T3H

The GBS Boosters golf outing is on Monday. This is a wonderful event that positively impacts the students and student-athletes at South. Please consider attending. Here is a link for more information: http://www.gsboosters.com/forms/Golf_Outing.pdf

Thank you for your time and have a great weekend!

Go Raiders!

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girl’s Track
Glenbard South High School

2017 Glenbard South Football Calendar

Parent Meeting

Summer Camp


Hello Parents and Guardians:

Summer Camp is right around the corner. Please sign up your son for camp asap.
Below is a link where you can sign up them up:

https://apm.activecommunities.com/gepark/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=Glenbard%20South%20football&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

Again, if the cost of camp is a concern please let me know ASAP. I am willing to help in anyway that I can. There are opportunities for scholarships and tuition reduction. ATHLETES MUST BE SIGNED UP FOR CAMP TO RECEIVE CAMP GEAR AND EQUIPMENT. Equipment handout for juniors and sophomores is tomorrow after school. Freshmen will get theirs on Tuesday after school. Incoming freshmen will get theirs on the first day of camp.

Please make arrangements to attend the parent meeting next Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the library.

Thank you,

Ryan Crissey
Special Education
Head Football Coach
Assistant Girls Track Coach
Glenbard South High School