I apologize for the lack of early communication last week! With football season starting I’m pedaling fast to try and keep up in a lot of areas and unfortunately getting a detailed schedule out for the week moved to the back burner.
The weekly updates should be shorter here in the near future as school begins and our schedule becomes increasingly consistent. As always any changes or last minute updates will be communicated through the remind app. This weeks activities can be found below under the “Upcoming Dates to Know” – which also includes a link to our calendar.
Pool Party: I am frantically working to get our team to a pool before the season starts. The team sold over 650 gold cards earning the right to a team pool party. The issue I’ve come across is that the major pools in town reserve all of their evenings within the first day of summer. The current plan that is yet to be approved is to head to Kirn Pool after practice on Tuesday the 21st. This is subject to lifeguard availability. I will communicate with the players following practice Monday and everyone else through the remind app when this is confirmed. If we cannot make it work, I will begin searching for an alternative reward.
Parent Meeting: We will be holding our football preseason parent meeting Thursday evening August 22nd following practice at 7:15pm. At this meeting I will briefly discuss our policies, introduce our coaching staff, give you an insight to what you should be seeing on the field during our games, and speak on why our core values are so vital to our success.
In a world that has a policy for everything, I attempt to keep our “rules” extremely simple. While I will have a detailed handbook that you are welcome to keep – issues arise and they are ALL different. As such individuals are treated as individuals for their actions both positively and negatively. If we have one over-encompassing rule it is this: If it could hurt the team, don’t do it.
Pre-Season Scrimmage: This Friday we get to play football!! Glenwood high school will be coming to Gale Wickersham Stadium to take on the Lynx for a preseason scrimmage. The 9th grade scrimmage will kick off at 5pm and the Varsity Scrimmage will start at 7pm. Per Iowa High School rules we cannot keep score or require purchase for entry. For that reason we kindly ask that you bring gatorade or any monetary free will donation. While this is not required for entry it goes a long way in feeding and providing beverages for our team throughout the season. We really appreciate your support and look forward to the scrimmage as an opportunity to prepare for week 1. The scrimmage will be played very similarly to a real football game with a few changes regarding the game clock and a few safety precautions taken for our special teams returners and quarterbacks.
Upcoming Schedule: Check below for upcoming events, times, and locations. *May add weight lifting times to week of Aug. 26th. This will be communicated with players near the end of the upcoming week.
Upcoming Dates to Know (Calendar Link):
Aug. 19 – Weighting lifting at 7:30am, Practice at 4:00pm at ALHS
Aug. 20 – Practice at 9:30am at Wickersham, Team Swim (Time/Location TBD)
Aug. 21 – Weight Lifting at 7:30am, Practice at 4:15pm at Wickersham
Aug. 22 – Practice at 4:00pm at ALHS
Aug. 22 – Uniform Checkout 6:45pm
Aug. 22 – Parent Meeting following practice: 7:15pm
Aug. 23 – 9th Scrimmage v Glenwood @ 5pm
Aug. 23 – Varsity Scrimmage v Glenwood @ 7pm
Aug. 26 – Practice 4pm at ALHS
Aug. 27 – Practice 4pm at ALHS
Aug. 28 – Practice 4:15pm at Wickersham
Aug. 29 – Varsity Practice at 4pm at ALHS
Aug. 29 – Cookout for Players at Wickersham 6:30pm
Aug. 29 – 9th Game v Sioux City North @ 6pm
Aug. 30 – Beat Sioux City North @ 7pm