Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30 Parent Letter

Dear Parents,

The preseason is rapidly approaching and I wanted to bring you up to speed on a few upcoming events. First, the date for equipment check out has changed. We will be checking out equipment on Thursday June 5 at 5:00 pm. There will be a representative from Riddell here to help us make sure your son’s Riddell helmet is properly fit. This is an important step in making your son’s football experience as safe as possible, so I would ask that you make every effort to have your son here.
Secondly we have our first camp of the summer starting on June 9th through June 12th at 5:30 pm. I ask that you please have your son here at Hickman no later than 5:00 every night so that he can get prepped and be ready to start practice at 5:30. I know this may not be possible in all cases but please have your son here as soon as possible. This camp is for students’ grades 9-12 that are interested in playing football in the fall. This camp is an introduction to our program and I cannot stress how fundamentally important it is for your son to attend the entire camp. There is no fee for this camp. This is the first learning period for your son and the first padded evaluation period for me and my staff.

On Friday June 13th we will be leaving for competitive team camp at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg Mo. This camp cost $145.00 and there will be a transportation fee of $20 per camper. I will be sending detailed information home with your son about this over the next few days.

In closing I have tried to make our summer schedule as efficient as possible with regard to what we need to do to have any chance at success this upcoming season. I will resubmit my desire that anyone interested in playing football for Hickman High School attend camps and workouts this summer. I believe that all student athletes should have a varied and positive experience during their time at Hickman High School. However please understand that the football season has already opened and every day of preparation is necessary for your son, our team, and the program at all levels to be successful. I will be as supportive as possible of other activities, but make no mistake I believe the football program and our activities hold precedence. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your continued support this season.


Arnel Monroe

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Updated Calendar

The Google calendar has been updated. Here are a few highlights:

  • There will be no workouts the last week of school (June 2-5).
  • Equipment checkout will be 5pm on Thursday, June 5. It is important your son is here to get his equipment so we can get going on the first day of camp.
  • Team camp will be ALL PLAYERS Monday-Thursday (June 9-12), but not all players will travel to UCM over the weekend (the travel list will be announced during camp).
  • The practice at Blair Oaks will be on Thursday July 10 instead of Friday.
You can find the calendar on the calendar tab or at this link.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Summer 2014 One Day Camps

The following is One Day Camp information as of May 29, 2014.

June 2nd Lindenwood University St. Louis Mo. (University of Iowa staff will attend) cost $40 (flyer) (registration form)

*June 5th & 6th  University of Auburn Senior Tiger Camp register at

June 7th  Iowa State University register at

*June 8th & 10th  University of Missouri register at 

June 12th  Kansas State University, Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park Kansas register on line at

June 15th  University of Central Arkansas register at

June 19th  Oklahoma State Camp-$25 registration deadline is June 2nd (see Coach Monroe for a registration form)

June 28th Western Illinois University at the Vetta Sports Complex, St. Louis Mo. Register online at

McKendree University Flyer (O/D Line June 18th; Skill Positions June 21st; QB/WR Elite June 28-29)

Missouri State University Camps
  • June 1 -- One Day in Springfield (flyer)
  • June 4-5 -- Youth Camp grades 4-8 (flyer)
  • June 7 -- St. Louis Elite Camp (flyer)
  • June 11 -- Kansas City Elite Camp (flyer)
  • July 25 -- One Day in Springfield (flyer)

Georgia Southern Football Camps flyer (various locations in Georgia June 9-12; Statesboro, GA June 18)

San Diego State University (flyer) (Passing Tournament: June 7/8 & 13/14; Individual Skills June 1st at Long Beach State and June 15 at San Diego State)

University of Northern Iowa (flyer) (Lineman Camp June 7; Jr/Sr Prospect Camps June 15, 19, 29)

Miami (OH) University (flyer) (1-Days June 10-12, July 17; O/D Lineman Camp July 15; Skills Camp July 16)

Indiana State University (flyer) (Skills camps June 10, 12, 14, 15)

University of Illinois Camps (flyer)

  • Big Man Camp June 21 (Memorial Stadium)
  • Advanced One-Days
    • June 1 (Lincoln Way East High School)
    • June 1 (Gately Stadium)
    • June 7 (Maine South High School)
    • June 13 (Memorial Stadium)
    • June 14 (O’Fallon High School)
    • June 20 (Memorial Stadium)
  • Specialist June 18 (Memorial Stadium)

*Other colleges (FCS, Div II, and Div III) will be in attendance at the camp.