As fall practice approaches there are several items that must be addressed and taken care of before practice starts. Practice starts AUGUST 8th. I have attached a 2016 calendar. Please review it because there have been changes and additions to the calendar. You will only need to direct your attention to the months of August through November. I have specified the times of events like Frosh Orientation, School Registration & iPad training times, practice times, and other major events you would expect. This is a working document so as it changes I will send out an updated copy.
Along with the attached calendar you will find two other documents. First, the athletic online registration & payment document, which has vital information that can impact your sons participation if he is not registered. Please review it. Here is a link to register your child online through PowerSchool: http://il.8to18.com/
The second important document attached is the school registration & orientation dates. This document has lots of important dates and times that will impact every athlete in the football program. Please review it. I have placed any important dates and times on the football calendar.
Frosh and new football parent info meeting is on Sunday, August 7th, @ 2 PM in the main gym. Meet Coach Crissey and get to know the program.
Commitment Levels – This program will continue to function and perform at a very high level with athletes who are committed to the program by doing the right things on and off the field, maintaining their academic eligibility, and attending all practices and games. This program requires a year long commitment to maintaining academic eligibility, not violating the athletic code, and physically preparing themselves during the off season by strength training with our coaches either after school or in advanced weights (Only for Sophs – Seniors) and not at Health Track, XSport, or the Y. If your son is not committed he will not be part of this program.
Communication – Your sons need to step up and communicate with their coaches. If there is a reason your son must miss practice, school, or a football event it must be communicated to a coach as far in advance as possible. There is NO EXCUSE for missed or lack of communication because the football program uses hudl (online film data base with a messenging component), FirstClass email (All the athletes and coaches have an account), Schoology (Frosh will learn what this is), Instagram, and Twitter. I’d prefer if your son communicated with the coach as opposed to mom or dad being the voice of the student in regards to attendance.
Thank you for your time and commitment to your sons and the program. This program would not be successful without your support and guidance to your sons. Continue to set the expectations and standards high for your sons. We want them to develop into highly independent, functional, and contributing members of our community and eventually into great men, husbands, and dads.