Friday, July 18, 2014

Parent Letter July 18, 2014

Dear Parents,

I would first like to thank all of you for all the support you have shown this summer. I know many of you had a million things to juggle and my staff and I appreciate your effort.  As the summer closes I need to make you aware of a couple of things.

Next week is the freshman camp. During this camp we will focus on bringing the entire freshman class up to speed to get them ready for their season. The district policy is that when we have a camp is that we have a charge. If you were at the parent meeting many months ago I stated that the cost of camp will be $75.00. I have changed the cost of the camp to $50.00. Most of the fee will be used to buy the camp shirts and shorts that your son will be wearing under his pads this fall. The camp practices will be from 6:00-8:00 please have you son here by 5:30. The camp will run from Monday thru Thursday. This is a schedule change. All Varsity players will lift at 5:00. The varsity will spend the rest of the week working out and watching film from their summer activities.

Tuesday we will also meet and discuss our Kewpie Card fundraiser. The Kewpie Card is a discount card with discounts from area restaurants and retailers that we sell for a fundraiser. Those funds are used by the Touchdown Club for team dinners and travel etc. These fundraisers along with the auction are very important in supporting the program and I beg your assistance in selling the cards. We are asking every player to sell at least 10 cards.

Friday July 25th starts the dead period were all organized activates are shut down.  Players may not come to the school for any reason. If your son needs to see a trainer for injuries please call our trainer Stefanie West at 573-819-0050. She will set up any treatment that is necessary. For the dead period I am going to encourage the players to work out and run in preparation for the upcoming season.  I would love for them to do this in an organized fashion. To that end I am suggesting that you may want to look at the Strength and Conditioning Factory (SCF) at 1004 West Worley.  Please let me clarify, I am not saying that all players need a personal trainer. This is your choice. I believe that a complete football program includes weight training and conditioning, which Hickman has provided for many years. However because of the dead period and our need to work out over that ten day period, I would like that workout to be as organized as possible. If you choose not to go that route your son needs to run at least 2 miles a day during the dead period.

Finally we start fall practice on August 4th at 5:00 p.m. If your son does not have a physical he will not be allowed to practice. Please be aware that your son will need a physical if he does not have one.  Again thanks for all of your support this summer.

Coach Arnel Monroe

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