Welcome to Fowler Middle School Boys Athletics Meeting

Report
Welcome to Fowler Middle
School Boys Athletics 2014
Meeting
Agenda
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Coaches
Sports at Fowler
Goals
Athletic Paperwork
Expectations and Policies
Football
Parent Information
Coaches
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Coach Dodson
Coach Singleton
Coach Do
Coach Hooker
Coach London
Coach Patterson
Sports Offered
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Football
Basketball
Cross Country
Track
Soccer
NOT Tennis-Contact information will be on the
website soon
Offseason
• Offseason is important!
• If you are not in a sport, it is expected that you
work in offseason to prepare for your next
season.
• This will include speed, endurance, and weight
training.
• Each athlete is expected to contribute in more
than one sport each year.
Program Goals
• Academics- The reason we are all here is to
prepare students with the best education
possible.
• Team First- To maintain a high level of success as
a team, players and coaches must place the team
before personal success. “I am one link in the
chain”
• Player Development- Prepare all student athletes
to be successful at the next level of competition.
• Have Fun!
Preparing for Liberty
• Students will be coached with Liberty’s scheme in
all sports.
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Terminology
Plays
Drills
Buzz words
• Also athletes will be introduced to the standards
and expectations for practice, games, classroom,
and in the community.
Goal Setting
• Athletes and Coaches will be asked to write
short term and long term goals.
• These goals will be used to write team goals.
• Goals allow students to set a vision for their
future and provide focus to their day to day
practice.
• All Goals will be kept where they are visible
daily to the writer.
Athletic Paperwork
• Forms : Filled out online. Physical and Medical
History should be printed, filled out, and
returned.
• Fowler Athletic Contract was e-mailed to
you…all we need is the signature page.
• All other forms are filled out online.
• Forms are due ASAP.
• Athletes may not participate until the
physical form is turned in.
• If you have questions about the online
paperwork, please stay after the meeting.
FISD Expectations and Policies
• Along with hair being in dress code, it must not
obstruct the athletes vision. (Helmets may cause
a need for a hair cut)
• No facial hair.
• ALL jewelry must be removed during athletics.
• Any tattoos must be covered.
• Athletes must uphold an image that
demonstrates positive leadership, character,
responsibility, and great competitive spirit.
• If a student misses a school game for a club game
then they will be suspended for the next school
game(FISD POLICY).
Fowler Policies and Expectations
• Take pride in representing Fowler athletics at
all times.
• Remember that social media is part of your
representation of Fowler.
• Commit to the team and hard work. “Hard
work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work
hard.”
• Remember athletics is a privilege.
Cleanliness
• Each student must shower everyday after
athletics.
• Staph (MRSA)
• Towels will be provided
• Student needs soap and shower shoes
everyday
• Laundry will be washed regularly
• No Sprays in locker room
Injuries
• All injuries should be reported to your coach prior
to seeing the nurse.
• Parents are highly encouraged to take all injuries
to Liberty trainer first. Coach White
• If an injury is discovered at home please call or
email Coach Dodson.
• There is a difference between hurt and injured.
• If student requires taping or is wearing a brace,
coaches must be notified before practice.
Missing Practice
• If students need to leave practice, they must
have approval before the start of practice.
• If students are going to miss practice, they are
expected to call the school or get in contact
with their coach prior to the start of practice.
• Tutorials need to be completed after school.
• Missing practice means that some else is
preparing for the game in your spot.
Football Practice
• Doors will be open at 6:20.
• Students are expected to check equipment, get
dressed, complete their assigned task (carry
water, bags, etc.) and be on the field by 6:40.
• 6:40-6:50 will be specialty work-Punt, kick, etc.
• 6:50-7:00 will be warm up time
• At 7:00 we go to work.
• Subject to change at the time change.
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• First four days must be with helmet only
• Students will be allowed to go to any position
they wish to play the first day. After day one,
students may be moved by coaches.
• “Remember you signed up for football not
quarterback.”
• Any seventh grader that missing any practice
prior to the scrimmage will not be eligible for
the scrimmage (UIL Rule on Practice Days)
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• Drink plenty of water before, during and after
practice. (Water will be available when not
involved in the drill)
• Concentrate and pay attention at all times to
practice. Mental reps are important and you
never know when a drill may come your way.
• Run during all transitions, this help to stay in
condition for play.
• All drills will be expected to be performed at
full speed, unless instructed other wise.
Football-Game Day
• Remember that violations of expectations may
result in lose of playing time and/or removal
from team.
• Game day Practice will start at 7:30.
• Students will be required to wear game day
dress during school.
– This consists of a school issued polo and nice
pants or slacks. (Possible Game Days Shirt)
– Shirt is to be tucked in with a belt.
Football-Game Day
• After school students will report to cafeteria.
• Students will get their meal-More to follow
• If tutorials are needed at this time, it will be
allowed with approval from coach and signed
note from teacher after tutorial.
• Students will be gathered in the locker room
before departure to game.
Football-Game Day
• The Black team’s game will start at 5:30.
• The Red team will arrive at about half time of the
Black game.
• They will cheer for the Black team until the
conclusion of their game.
• The Red team will begin shortly at the conclusion
of the first game, roughly 7:00.
• The Black team will return to school after the first
half of the Red game is complete. (FISD Policy)
• Sign outs are discouraged. (FISD Policy)
Day After Game
• Practice will begin at 7:30.
• Before school will consist of stretching and
recovery work.
• During the class period will consist of possible
film, board time, or walk through.
• Awards will be given at the end of the class
period on this day.
Parent Role in Athletics
• Support the Program
• Student Nutrition
– Hydration, good carbs, and avoiding items that will
negatively affect performance. (Energy Drinks)
– YOUR SON NEEDS TO EAT BEFORE PRACTICE
• Coach Supporter
• Build your son up
• Volunteer if available
Parent Purchases
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Game day attire-discussed earlier
Shower Shoes
Deodorant, soap, and shampoo
Cleats
Socks
Jocks
Tennis shoes-Offseason, rain days, weight
room, etc.
Parent Question and ConcernsWho do I ask?
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Ask your son first, then
Ask your son’s coach, then
Ask the head coach, then
Ask the coordinator, then
Ask principal
Parent Questions
• We will not discuss anything at the conclusion
of a game. If important it can wait until the
next day.
• We will not discuss playing time.
• We will not discuss any other student but
yours during meetings.
• We will be fair but not always equal,
remember you may not have the whole story.
Volunteer Needs for Football
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Chain Crew- Best seats in the House
Game Day Clock
7 on 7-Spring and Summer
Possible Film Recorder
Help monitor athletes
Meals on Game Day
• We want the parents to help with meals on
game day!
• Students enjoy seeing parents before a game
and knowing that you support them.
• Coaches will help a couple of volunteers in
setting up money collection and food delivery.
• Yes, several places will deliver the food for
you.
Coach Dodson’s Contact information
• [email protected]
• Office Phone- 469-633-5081
• Remind 101-Once this is set up and email will
be sent to parents and students will be giving
the information.
Time to Go to Work
• 1st day of practice is at 4pm on August 25th
• First morning practice is the second day of
school, August 26th.
• Seventh Grade Scrimmage Sept. 10th
• Seventh Grade First Game Sept. 16th (Tues.)
• Eighth Grade First Game Sept. 15th (Mon.)

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