Hunter District will hold it's first official practice on Monday July 29th at Hunter Park. Players and parents, be aware the weather will be very as it always is this time of year. Please hydrate 30-45 minutes prior to arriving for practice. 16oz to 24oz of fluid is recommended. Also bring fluids to drink during breaks.
Welcome and good luck.
- Many coaches often adopt similar rules when it comes to the football practices. After all, how can a team improve their skills if several players are missing practices all the time?
- Coaches pay heavy attention to the "attendance" and "participation" efforts of each player at practice. Many times these two things can dictate how much “playing time” a kid will get in an actual game.
- The attendance and participation levels of a child will show their seriousness and dedication to being on the team. If a child does not seem interested in being at practice or does not show a lot of effort while at practice, then a coach will hesitate to allow that kid to play in an actual game.
- Players are expected to attend all practices. Practice will only be excused for players who are truly sick or who have had a death in their family.
- If a player is at school, they are expected to be at practice.
- If a player is injured and unable to participate they are expected to be at practice to watch in support of their team.
- If a player is absent from school and the school deems that player’s absence as excused, then the player is excused from practice.
- If an absence is unexcused then the practice is unexcused as well.
- If a player is sent home by the school nurse during the school day, then that practice is excused.
- Family trips, participation in other events (school or non-school related) etc. will not be excused.
- Football is a tough sport for tough people. Bruises, minor sprains and strains, scrapes etc… are not an excuse for missing practice or failing to participate. A note from a parent saying a player has a bruise on their elbow and is unable to participate is not excusable.
- If a player has an injury, they should be seen by their Primary Care Physician for an evaluation.
General Football Rules
- Players are responsible for all equipment assigned to them. If equipment is lost or damaged due to improper care, that player will pay for its replacement.
- Parents are responsible for transporting their own child to and from games in most cases.
- Coaches are not responsible for your personal items. Players are responsible for your shoes, clothing, books, wallet, cell-phone, I-Pod, etc.
- While football coach expectations are somewhat subjective depending on each individual, studying these rules and guidelines above will really help your child get the most out of their football experience.