To empower youth to be confident, motivated, responsible, and thoughtful students, players and most importantly people. To provide a program based on accountability in all aspects of life, with a focus on the classroom, the field and the community. To create an environment for growth and guidance that provides opportunity to experience a process that strives for success.
Philosophy: “Do what is right.” Simple yet extremely difficult to execute 100 percent of the time. We believe as a program that from the top to the bottom if individuals can do what is right for the team, school, and community on a consistent basis, success will follow. Individual sacrifice for the betterment of the group is the number one ingredient in achieving this success. We will set lofty yet achievable goals and hold ourselves to a higher standard than expected.
Warriors Creed: I am a Warrior. To be a Warrior is a privilege and not a right. A Warrior is not entitled to anything unless they have earned it. Everything a Warrior has earned can be taken away if they do not do what is right for their team, their school, and their coaches. A Warrior is never selfish; when you are selfish you are telling those who count on you that you are more important than them. A Warrior focuses on the smallest details, making sure to never cut corners. Cutting corners hurts the success of my team; cutting corners is selfish. A Warrior never quits; quitting is easy, quitting is selfish. A Warrior believes in hard work; knowing that for everything good they must pay a price. I am a Warrior!
Classroom: Players should be giving the same treatment and attention to all members of the school staff as you would any coach in this program. Do what is right. Poor attitude, inattentiveness, tardiness, absences, lack of effort, incomplete assignments and any misbehavior will not be tolerated by players in the classroom. Players are responsible for your academic performance and behavior, not their teachers, parents, or coaches.
On the field: Behavior on the field should model the behavior we are working to demonstrate daily in practice, the classroom and in the community. Behavior that draws attention to yourself rather than the team and/or embarrasses the program will be addressed by the head coach. We will celebrate great plays with each other as a team. There will be no taunting, fighting, unsportsmanlike conduct or profanity of any kind. Much focus will be paid to handing the ball to officials, giving genuine congratulations to the opposition after the game, and showing thanks to our fans for their support.
Practice: There are very few reasons to miss a practice. It will be necessary for players to adjust their priorities while in season. As a member of this program while in season your priorities will be family, school and football in that order. That being said, a sister or brother's birthday dinner will not be an acceptable excuse for missing practice. The expectations for practice are as follows.
Excuses limited to:
*The head coach needs to be told in person when at all possible about missing practices and reserves the right to turn down a request that they feel does not fit the spirit of the above excuses. In person is best, but if you must text or call you can. If you text or call the expectation is that you keep your phone on you and immediately respond to follow up texts or calls (no hiding). Missing practice should be a last resort for players and coaches. If you are injured please see the head coach and then the head coach will send you to the trainer. If injured you should still be at practice or rehabbing whenever possible.
Parental Cooperation Standards: We promise to hold ourselves and your children to a high standard and to continually make individual sacrifices for the group. We believe players who participate in our program and hold that standard will be better suited going forward in all aspects of their lives. We ask parents to do their part in supporting us in our players meeting those standards and to trust that we always want what’s best for all of our players and that we only want great things for each of their futures.