Updated Scrimmage Schedule / Concessions

Parents:

I have attached a schedule for tomorrow’s events.

The boosters are looking for volunteers to work the concession stand at our home games AND tomorrow’s scrimmage night. This is a simple and fun way to get involved. Usually, Frosh/Soph parents will work the varsity game concessions and the varsity parents will work the sophomore games. Please consider helping out at one or two games, especially tomorrow night. Below are links to Sign Up Genius.

Volunteer Opportunities for the fall – http://www.gsboosters.org/volunteer/volunteer-now/
Tomorrow night’s scrimmage – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aaaad22a2f85-blue

Thank you!

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

Decal Ceremony

Parents and Guardians:

On August 19th at 9:30 AM, we will be having our 7th annual decal ceremony. This is a special moment for all varsity football players. The parents and the players will be preparing the helmets with this season’s decals. Each decal has a specific meaning, and they are all very special. Prior to putting on the decals, I will be instructing the players to read a letter to you that they have prepared. This season, I’d like for you to do the same. The letter should include any thoughts, wishes, or any special things you’d like to share with to your son (and it doesn’t have to be about football). The decal ceremony usually lasts about an hour. The plan is to have the ceremony at the stadium, but in the case of inclement weather we will move to the little theater.

Please make arrangements to be there for your son. If you cannot make it, please find another family member, family friend, or mentor to be there in your place. I do not want any player left out.

Thank you,

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

Updated Calendar

Hello Parent and Guardians:

Next week, Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00 PM, the athletic department is hosting the Fall Sports Meeting in the Auditorium. The meeting is mandatory. Please plan on attending WITH YOUR CHILD. Mr. Carlson likes to keep the meeting to 1 hour long.

Following the fall sports meeting, there will be a FRESHMEN FOOTBALL PARENT AND PLAYER meeting room 308. Please make arrangements to attend that as well. I will be no longer than 20 minutes with my presentation.

Attached to this page is the GBS Football Tentative Calendar. A few changes have been made. I will do my best to send out an updated calendar as things come up.

Thank you,

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

Fall Practice, Starting August 7th

Good Morning, Parents and Guardians:

As we continue to approach August 7th, please be sure to take care of registering your son for football on PowerSchool and turn in a sports physical to school ASAP. All of this NEEDS to be completed prior to August 7th.

Practice for the first week will run from 7:00-11:00 AM. Your sons should wear their blue camp shorts each day, have gym shoes, and bring a water bottle and snack everyday. Once practice starts August 7th, commitment from your sons will be demanded out of the coaching staff and is expected. Below is a general practice schedule. We will switch the focus from offense to defense each day.

7:00 – Classroom/Film session
7:30 – Transition to field for practice
7:40 – Active Warm up
7:50 – Specialists (Kickers, Punters, Long Snappers)
8:00 – Special Teams
8:15 – Water
8:20 – Offensive Individual Position Work
8:35 – Offensive Group (Run or Pass Focus)
8:55 – Water
9:00 – Offensive Team with Punt
9:20 – Defensive Team
9:35 – Water
10:00 – Miscellaneous Time (Conditioning, Weight Room, Team Building)
11:00 – Conclude Practice

I speak for all the coaches when I say that we are excited to start practice. Can’t wait for August 7th!

Go Raiders,

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

Register, Payment and Physical Reminder

Good Morning, Parents and Guardians:

Just wanted to remind you that your son must be registered and have a valid sports physical turned into school prior to August 7th. August 7th is the first day of fall practice. Registration can be completed online. I have attached directions to complete the process. All sports physicals can be turned in to Betty Aguirre, the athletic secretary, or Tim Carlson, the Assistant Principal of Athletics. Payment can be completed online as well. If you questions regarding payment, please contact Maria Mazza in the dean’s office.

Online Registration and Payment

Thank you,

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

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