The parents roll is critical in motivating and supporting your athlete. We will push your children, understand this. This is a great opportunity for you listen, support and bond with them. Talking negatively about other players, coaches or strategy, to your children, undermine their success. Please communicate those thought to me directly. To be successful we need all the players to trust and react instinctualy. At this age it's much more about confidence, psychology and support than anything else. We're establishing a foundation each player can build on. Every player matures at different times. It's an amazing thing to watch a young child establish fundamentals and then react instinctually. This creates the awakening moment when it all comes together. Once that happens the growth is exponential and we have another lifelong football players. Let the kids play!
Introduce coaches Gary Pearson—Head Coach Timm Flannigan—Offense Coordinator Steve Smith—Defense Coordinator Tracy Chalmers—Assistant Coach We would like to add two additional assistant coaches.
Season Priorities Safety Safety plan in place and posted to the website Fun Get everyone involved Communications Secure Website: http://jets.linxvisual.com
Opening Ceremonies—Pictures 8/29/09 Doc Harris Stadium Team pictures Introduction, Players gather on field League photograph Carnival following
Volunteer opportunities Every family is required to volunteer 8 hours. Sign-up sheet on the table. Team Mom Game day help (NPR, announcer (H), chains (A) Clean-up —Doc Harris 10/31/09 -All families involved for 2 hours Concessions —Doc Harris, TBD - 8 volunteers, 4 to 6 hours Texas Style Cook-Off —9/12/09 Play time event —10/17/09 -Children involvement Volunteer Appreciation —11/29/09
Player Forms Due 8/1/09 — Registration fee — Consent form — Physical — Report card ( Kindergartner require a waiver) Due 8/15/09 — Equipment Assignment & Check-in — Record of Understanding
Practice—Saturday Aug 1st — Skyridge Middle School (South side of middle field) — M, W, F: 5:30 to 8:30, Sat: 9:00 to 12:00 — 10 hour before pads, 10 hours before jamboree or game. — Be on time ready to go at the beginning of practice. — Make sure the restroom is used before every practice. — Practice uniform: tee shirt, green jersey, white pants, no pads, cleats, helmet, mouth guard
Practice — First week we'll work on fitting helmet and pads. — Double knot shoes so they stay tied. — Provide a large water bottle for each practice. No water is available at the practice field. — Absolutely NO hitting before practice. Important Note —Opt-out The coaches will periodically ask children if they want to play. If they say “I do not want to play” the coaches are required to remove them from the field.
Games — Check online calendar for latest details http://jets.linxvisual.com/cal — Show up 45 minutes to 1 hour before each game — Dress in full game uniform and pads — Bring large water bottle — Weigh in takes 20 minutes — Warm-up 15 minutes
Communication strategy Communicate directly to the coaches via the website "comments" form or place a hard copy of the form in the box at each practice. — The next level is contacting EC Pop Warner's President. — SW Washington and regional Pop Warner will not respond directly to parents. Website—jets.linxvisual.com The website will have the most current communications. E-mail will be distributed periodically for critical information.
Contact information Check roster and make sure your information is correct. — Name — E-mail — Phone numbers Business sponsorship programs available $50—First Down Sponsor $150—Extra Point Sponsor $300—Safety Sponsor $500—Field Goal Sponsor $1,000—Touchdown Sponsor
First practice Saturday Aug 1st 9:00am to 12:00pm Skyridge Middle School (Middle field, South side) Things to bring — Gear Bag — Water Bottle — Dress - Practice pants (White) - Practice jersey (Green) - No pads