Q: If my son plays on JV and varsity will he be allowed to eat meals for both games?
A: Yes, all players assigned to play in either JV and/or Varsity games will be fed prior to the game.
Q: Who do I pay my players fees to?
A: Payments may be made via PayPal or Zelle using firstname.lastname@example.org. If paying via PayPal, use the friends/family option to ensure no fees are accumulated. When using a credit card to may a payment via PayPal, a fee will be deducted automatically from your payment. Any fees associated will be billed to your players account.
Q: What is the difference between the Gear from last year and this year?
A: This year the players will receive a warmup (jacket and pant) along with an equipment bag as part of the team uniform.
Q: Why are the meals different from JV and varsity?
A: The JV game times are much earlier than Varsity. Therefore, the JV meals are lighter to allow for easy digestion and game time preparation.
Q. What is practice gear for?
A: Practice gear is for team uniformity. In addition, the dry fit shirts are part of the game day uniform and are worn under the shoulders.
Q: When will the team store be available?
A: Usually the team store is up for 2-4 weeks in either late June or early July. The dates will be officially announced as we get closer to opening the store.
Q: When will parent gear be available for purchase?
A: In the process of ordering some items for sale during the summer. There will also be a parent store available to purchase items directly.
Q: Where are items shipped if ordered from the player or parent store?
A: All items are shipped directly to Coach Pritchett at the school. He will distribute them to the players.
Q: When are physical due?
A: All physicals must be dated April 1 or later of the football season year. They are due by July 1st. Players cannot practice of play if they have an expired physical on file. Players joining after July 1st must bring physical forms on first day they practice.
Q: What are the players supposed to bring during summer practice?
A: Players should bring a gallon of water; cleats and tennis shoes.
Q: If I would like to serve on the committee who would I speak with?
A: Please see the Vice-President for committee opportunities.
Q: Who provides water and Gatorade for the players?
A: Water and Gatorade are included in game day meals. Parents are asked to donate water, Gatorade and other healthy snacks for weekday practices. Coaches will notify us of nutritional items needed. Volunteer hours will be given for your donations.
Q: What is a grade lead?
A: The grade lead is responsible for dispersing all communications from the board. This would include general body meetings, game day information, special request from coaches, etc.
Q: My son is sick or will be late for practice. Who do I notify?
A: Your son should report his tardiness or absence to Coach Washington. There will be make up conditioning but is not punishment.
Q: Is there an à la carte option for player fees?
A: The budget was carefully drafted to ensure the goals of the team, coaches and players are balanced. All items included in the fees ensures your player has the best possible football season from recruitment opportunities to proper nutrition and team uniformity. Payment installments are available to make dues affordable. However, à la carte options are not available.
Q: Is player gear required for all players even if they don’t go to the camps or play in the spring game?
A: Yes, the gear is used during spring, summer camps, pre-season, regular season and post season games. The compression shirts will be worn as the spring game uniform, at the summer camps as well as the undershirt for regular season games.
Q: What kind of cleats are required?
A: Only shoe colors allowed are black, white or navy blue. Each position coach will inform the player of the type of shoe (low-top, mid-rise, high-rise, etc).
Q: Will shoes be available for purchase on the team store?
A: Yes. These shoes have specifically been picked out by the position coaches, so it is highly recommended to purchase from here.
Q: Why is my child not playing?
A: Playing time is earned thru ability, trustworthiness, and effort. We as coaches don’t discuss playing time.
Q: Why do I see the varsity players playing in the JV game and my JV son get one minute?
A: Our primary goal on the junior varsity is to develop our young athletes to be able to contribute at the varsity level, and playing time is the best way to develop them. Effort at practice and how well the athlete picks up the game plan are large factors. Also, there are younger players that may have to play both because of lack of position depth. We do want to give everyone an opportunity to display their ability in a game situation so we can find ways they can contribute to the team.
Q: When can I talk to the coach about the game?
A: I don’t meet with parents about the game but if a problem arises and we need to meet please give me a 24 hour grace period to cool down and Monday morning at 7am until 7:30am is my meeting times.
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