WELCOME 2012-2013 Boys Athletics & Football Meeting Coaching Staff •Kevin Hobbs – Boys Coordinator • Head 8th Football; 7th asst. Basketball •Mike Delcambre– 8th asst. Football, Head Cross Country, Head Track •Ryan Burum– 8th Football , Head 7th Basketball, Track Coaching Staff Jason Martin: Head 7th Football; 8th asst. Basketball, Track Brandon Griffith: 7th asst. Football, Head 8th Basketball, Track Guy Chalhoub: 7th asst. Football, Track, Head Soccer Coaching Staff • Coach Munsami: 7th Soccer • Coach Maupin: Head Tennis WMS Assistant Tennis at CHS Program Goals • Academics – This is always the first priority in our program. It is the reason we are here, to educate young minds • Excellence – This is different to every team. It is doing the best we can possibly do with each team. Always making constant improvement in our program. You are either getting better or getting worse, there is no in between. There is no substitute for hard work in this regard. Spirit Wear • Go to teamexpressorders/store.westerms.com • Access Code: westerms • T-shirts for athletes and parents with name on back. • Additional items; Men’s and women’s polo’s; hats, ear warmers. • Open Aug. 9th through Aug. 31st. Pay online and they deliver to WMS and we will hand to your athlete. Program Goals • Team First – To be the best we can, our players and coaches must have an attitude whereby they care more about the team than they do about their own individual success. This is the key to success in any walk of life. • Fun – We are here to work, but athletics were invented to be fun. We can never lose sight of this as coaches. We must find creative ways to have fun while we work hard. The Role of Middle School Athletics • Learn skills the athletes will use the rest of their lives. • Start to learn the terminology that is in place at Centennial High School. • Start to learn CHS’s schemes, moves or plays. • Start to learn CHS’s off-season program. • Be invited to have a role in what goes on at the high school level. Practice • 7th Grade begins at 6:45 • 8th Grade begins at 7:00 • Athletic area doors open at 6:30. a.m. – no earlier. The doors will lock at 7:00 a.m. • If an athlete is late they will be required to attend practice in “street clothes” • Excessive tardiness may result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from program. • If a player is in attendance at school, he will be expected to be at practice – no exceptions Practice • If a player is not going to be at practice – he must call in (not parents) prior to practice time • If absent from practice more than 2 consecutive days, he must have a doctor’s note • Please, try to make doctor’s appointments for after school. • Injured players may make an appointment with CHS trainers to evaluate injuries. Practice • If you are injured you still have a role on our team – you are expected to come to practice • Any missed practice time will result in make up conditioning. • Tutoring should be done after school or the morning after games. • If tutoring is mandatory, the athlete should still come to practice until it is time for them to leave for tutoring.(There are 8 opportunities to attend tutoring w/o missing practice). Athlete must provide a note from the teacher to miss practice for tutoring purposes. Cleanliness • Everyone will shower after all a.m. workouts. • MRSA (staph) • Soap (Hair/Body Combo Suggested); deodorant PLEASE!! • Towels (BYOT!) • Athletes are given workout clothing and coaches wash cloth every Friday after workout. • Shower Shoes highly recommended. • No aerosol sprays (TAG, AXE, etc) • No glass Injuries • All injuries must be reported to supervising coach; please do not go to the nurse first. • If an individual has any special medical problems make sure the coaches are informed (Ex. asthma, diabetes, etc.) • Should an injury be discovered after a participant has returned home, email/call Coach Hobbs and leave a message. • Know the difference between a little pain and an injury • If you are ill or injured, and go to school, you are expected to be at practice watching, if it is serious, call us at school. Injuries • If the athlete has not been evaluated by the doctor or our high school trainer, he will be expected to workout. • HS trainers contact information: • John Hicks, Centennial High School – 469-633-5689 email@example.com • Jennifer LaMabe, Centennial High School – 469-633-5666 firstname.lastname@example.org **Must make an appointment BEFORE going to see them***** Game Day • Dress Up on Game Days • Special Equipment – Visors (only if medically necessary – not tinted) – Wristbands (coach approved only) – No Ankle bands – Gloves – Undergarments – No non-school issued clothing except in special circumstances. (school colors only) • Game Day Attendance – all athletes are expected to attend school on game days. Game Day • There will be 2 teams per grade. (Red and White). • White team plays at 5:30 p.m. and the Red team will play at 7:00 p.m. • Teams will be decided approximately one week before the first game. • 7th grade will play on Monday nights and the 8th grade will play on Tuesday nights. • Schedule is different early due to having 13 middle schools and 7th grade having a scrimmage. 24 Hour Rule and Participation • If an athlete quits football, he will be given an initial 24-hour grace period to return. If he quits again, they will not be allowed to participate until the following season • We want to encourage our student athletes to participate in as many sports and activities as they would like. Travel • All Athletes are required to ride the bus to and from football games. • B-team will return to Wester at conclusion of their game. • Special Sign Out Procedures • Emergency situations Grooming • Hairstyles and clothing should not be disruptive • Make up is disruptive • No facial hair • No hair in their eyes (or if it may possibly fall in their eyes) or below the collar. • No hairstyles that will make you stand out. (Mohawks, high fauxhawks, designs, dyed, etc.) • Tattoos must be covered. • No earrings during athletic period, practice, and athletic events Player Development • We are competitive • Major goal for us is for us to prepare student/athletes to be successful at Centennial High School • We are running the High School’s System • We are all coming from different systems • We are professional coaches Parental Role • Be supportive of coaches. • Teach respect for authority. • Let the Coach “coach.” • Model sportsmanship at games. • Help your child learn through failure. • Listen to your child, but stay rational • Be mindful of your role as a role model. • Show unconditional love Coaching Philosophy • Motivate • Teach our • Care about our players players. • Consistency • Constant • Coach every Improvement down of every • Expect to practice succeed Player Rules • Do right!! • Be first class on field and in classroom. • Be on time. • Respect, Honor, Integrity, and Service are the core values of Wester. • Athletes will be held to a higher behavioral standard by the coaching staff Characteristics of a Wester football player • We treat the members of our football family with the same kind of respect in which we want to be treated. • We are men of integrity; we do not lie, cheat, or steal. • We do not use drugs. • We do not use profanity. • We obey the law. • We put academics first. • We go to class. • We celebrate together. • We do right. • We will Serve others with Respect, Honor, and Integrity. Practice Procedures – Never sit or lay down on the field. Practice is always full speed. – We run everywhere on the practice field. Always hustle. – Get into condition and stay there. Remember, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” – Only school equipment is to be worn. Have pride in your school – If it is cold you may wear something under your uniform. Red or white “under armours” only. – Any problems… Talk to your coach after practice. – Treat your helmet with pride. – Work hard on blocking and tackling! They are the two most important skills in football. Game and Sideline Conduct • Do not talk to spectators or opponents during a game. • Be polite to officials. “Yes sir” and “no sir” are the only words you are ever allowed to speak to an official. • Celebrate great plays with your team mates; we do not taunt our opponents. • If you’re not on the field physically, at least be on the field mentally at all times. • Keep your helmet on at all times during the game • Disrespectful or vulgar language will not be tolerated. Equipment Rules • The school will loan each young man the equipment necessary to participate in football with the exception of shoes. • The original equipment issued to you as a participant must be returned at the close of the season. If equipment needs repair or if you need a change in size, tell your coach immediately. • You will be held responsible for any lost or misplaced equipment. • Inspect your equipment daily to make sure everything is ok and fits properly. • Payment for lost equipment will be expected before being allowed to participate in the next offered sport. Equipment Rules • Never wear someone else’s equipment. • All pads must be worn for each practice and game unless your coach tells you otherwise. • All players must wear athletic supporters (or girdle), and T-shirts under their pads. This is for every practice and game. • No jewelry of any kind is to be worn on the field. Required Paperwork • Current school year athletic physical • UIL Steroid agreement • UIL Acknowledgement of Rules • UIL Concussion Form • Wildcat Promise (last page of Athletic Policies) • Student Travel Card (at equip. handout Aug 22 or first day of school.) Equipment Handout • August 22 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. • 8th grade can begin at 3:00 p.m. • 7th grade can begin at 4:30 p.m. • Must have Class Schedule and ALL athletic paperwork turned in to get any equipment. Contact Information • Kevin Hobbs –email@example.com –Office Phone Number - 469-633-4840 THE END QUESTIONS?????
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