Dear Football Parents and Players:
On behalf of the Ribét Academy Football staff I would like to welcome you to the 2017 Ribét Football Program. It is a pleasure to have your son participate in a sport that develops a champion’s mentality in student-athletes developing outstanding character on and off the field. I believe that football provides a vehicle that educates student-athletes in valuable life lessons. Football develops character, responsibility, teamwork, and mental/emotional endurance
As the head coach, I am aware that most of important concern as a parent, is your son’s safety and protection against concussions, I want to assure every parent that our coaching staff has been trained and certified through the USAF concussion health and safety protocol/program. We will always take a proactive approach when dealing with any sort of injury. In addition our helmet are either new or recertified every year. We feel more injuries occur during practice, our coaching staff teaches proper form and technique which will help eliminate a higher percentage of injuries. If you have any concerns and/or questions regarding the football program, I encourage you to contact me at your leisure.
High school football is a highly competitive sport and we emphasis our young men to compete through hard work and dedication. Those players who abide by the rules and put our team in the best situation to be successful will see the majority of the action. Regardless of how a player begins the year there is always the opportunity to compete for playing time throughout the football season.
Important Dates To Remember and Schedule:
MONDAY, July 31st: Football Practice Begins. Please arrive at school at 2pm to receive your spirit pack.
We will practice Monday through Friday from 3pm – 5pm. Saturdays 8am-10am
SATURDAY, August 5th: Pad Distribution : 8am – 10am
MONDAY, August 7th: First day practicing in pads
MONDAY, August 14th: Football Parent Orientation 4pm-5pm
SATURDAY, August 26th: Picture Day
TUESDAY, Sept 5th: First day of school
FRIDAY, Sept 15th: First game at Excelisior Charter High School, 7pm
If you like to add additional emails to be notified on game schedules and practice times, please let me know.
As a team we plan to participate in a online fundraiser campaign called FlipGive. I will send an additional email later this week breaking down how it works. But have a look in the meantime.
Again welcome to the program, I look forward to seeing you at the football games.
Varsity Head Coach