We expect that our athletes will be dedicated to the sport of football. Athletes are separated from others because they are dedicated and because they are willing to make sacrifices in order to be successful.
The freshmen year is an adjustment year. Our athletes are starting school in a new building and at times can be confused about the proper direction of their lives. We realize that they are in a discovery process and will give them the chance to explore and make the adjustment.
The sophomore season is usually the year we see the most growth. It is an important year for both skill and physical development. By the end of the season, players should have an idea of the techniques for their position as well as the physical requirements necessary for playing at the varsity level.
Juniors must prove themselves superior to a senior before they will be a starter. They need to be prepared to help the team however they can. They must show exceptional dedication and skill if they are going to start ahead of a senior.
We expect that our seniors will be the leaders of our program and will set a good example for the younger players. We will give the first chance at playing to seniors but they must reciprocate by being the most dedicated. We believe that their dedication should carry over into other school activities and their everyday lives.
We will expect that all of our athletes will abide by the Minnesota State High School League training rules. We do not want any young person in our program that is not willing to follow these rules. We would hope that our athletes will eat healthy, well balanced meals to maintain their health. Rest is also important. We do not encourage students to be out late on the night before a game. Athletes need rest. We set a minimum eight hours per night for them.
Expectations of Parents
We would expect our parents to be positive about our program. If a parent makes negative comments about our program it prevents success and hurts others who are participating. When an athletes hears his parents speaking negatively, he learns to be negative not only about our program but about others too. Parents are the most important teachers in their children's lives. They teach by example. If there are problems, direct them to the coaches and try to make positive suggestions.
Help recruit good athletes. Encourage other athletes and their parents to become team members.
Try to attend as many games as possible. Athletes feel very positive about their parents attendance.
Don't be afraid to volunteer help. If there is something that you would like to do for the team please feel free to ask. We can use your help!