Players and Parents,
Summer is quickly approaching! Please keep getting those summer registrations in, it saves me time and energy if we have that done in advance of Mini-Camp / Summer Strength and Speed (SSS). The coaching staff and I are super excited to work with you all this summer. We have had the best off-season of my time here, and have a talented group across the grade level, who if they put in the work and keep the right mind set should have a great season.
For those families that need some financial assistance this summer I am attaching the reduced fee paper registration form. Please print it and fill it out, there are several options listed for the payment. I also have some printed and available at school in my classroom and in the weight-room. Please return these ASAP.
I always like to remind people during this time that summer is a time that kids and families get a rare chance at a break, and to spend some needed quality time either relaxing or doing things they enjoy. While we 100% encourage multi-sport athletes, summer can be a time those kids get pulled in many directions and can get exhausted. Kids need time to be kids. We all know being successful takes hard work and dedication, so how do you find a balance?
I think there are a few ways you can find balance;
– First you need keep a positive mindset and be proud of the grind and commitment you are making and remind yourself while you may be sacrificing some things, you are doing so in the name of your teammates and something you love.
– Second that you prioritize your time and the many commitments you may have, for example if basketball only has 7 games in the summer to work together, and you have 40 baseball games, you might need to sacrifice one baseball game (with advance notice to your coach) if it conflicts with one of the basketball things.
– Having a sport you prioritize over others is not a bad thing, as long as you communicate with all your coaches.
– I think that it is also important to remember that Summer Strength and Speed is for all your sports, and the summer is the time we have the opportunity to make the most gains in those areas, which impacts the actual in-season performance you have.
– You need to treat your body well in order for it to hold up. Hydration, nutrition, and REST are all equally important. If you want your body to be race car or monster truck, you can put in cheap fuel and dirty oil and expect results. I am including a nutrition guide for those interested.
– Lastly taking a break/day off is not a negative thing, as long as it is communicated, not on a day when your being counted on by teammates, and that you come back re-charged and reay to make up what you missed.
(all available online at www.ihs-knight.com/football )
Team Meeting and Equipment Hand Out for Mini Camp
Monday June 5th 2:30pm-3:30pm LL17 (10th-12th Must be registered for mini camp)
Monday June 12th
8:00am-9:00am Make-Up Equipment Handout
Tuesday June 13th
1:00pm- TBD Team Activity TBD
Wednesday June 14th
Thurday June 15h
1:00pm- TBD Team Bonding TBD
Summer Strength and Speed (9th-12th Grade)
June 19th- August 3rd Monday-Thursday (No SSS July 4th Week of 7/1 to 7/7)
Youth Skills Camps (9th Grade Only)
Big Man Camp- Tuesdays 11:30am-1pm June 20, 27 July 11, 19, 25
Skill Player Camp- Wednesdays 11:30am-1pm June 21, 28 July 12, 19, 26
Registration for Fall Season Opens July 1st
Mini Camp #2 (10th-12th Grade)
Monday July 24th
Tuesday July 25th
7:00pm- TBD Team Activity TBD
Wednesday July 26th
Thurday July 27h
9th Grade 2 Day Mini Camp (No-Pads, No-Fee, Paper Registration in July )
July 25th and July 26th
Youth Camp Volunteer Opportunity (10th-12th)
August 1st, 2nd, 3rd 5pm-8pm
Stockyard Days Parade
August 10th- Location and time TBD
August 14th 8am LL17