I would like to thank you again for the support you have pledged to help us improve our footballprogram. I would like to share with you the areas of improvement we have made in the shorttime since taking over the football program.
Study Buddy is a program that we solicit successful students to team up with athletes andprovide before or after school tutoring. Students or athletes who excel at a particular subject willtutor a student who may be struggling or underperforming in that particular area. Student tutorsreceive valuable volunteer hours and recognition within our program. We have alsoimplemented an Athletic Study Hall to coincide with our school wide Teacher Studyhall.
Random Grade Checks
The coaching staff has performed weekly grade checks for the second semester andconferencing with students who are underperforming. The team GPA has risen from a 3.0 to3.35 this spring. Students receive praise in front of their peers. We will also implement academicawards to help foster team unity.
The administration has made a significant financial commitment to the football program. Theadmin team decided to order over $8,000 to help improve the equipment needs of the footballteam. This came in the form of football blocking sleds, footballs, water coolers, water buffalo’s,etc. It is with this commitment that putting into place the items to help us become successful.
The coaching staff has attended two football coaching clinics to help further our knowledge andunderstanding. The clinics featured some of the best coaches at the collegiate andprofessionals levels. We were able to gain valuable knowledge in a one on one setting from the“experts”.