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2005 Schedule ................................................................................................................ 2 Pre-Season Organization................................................................................................ 3 In-Season Organization.................................................................................................. 10 Coaches Duties and Responsibilities.............................................................................. 16 Emergency Phone Numbers and Procedures.................................................................. 26 Program and Team Goals............................................................................................... 27 Blackwatch..................................................................................................................... 33 Helmet Award Sticker System ....................................................................................... 35 General Policies, Procedures and Regulations ............................................................... 38 Injuries and Training Room ........................................................................................... 40 Equipment and Locker Room ........................................................................................ 43 Lifting and Weight Room .............................................................................................. 45 Warm-up, Flexibility and Conditioning ......................................................................... 46 Practice Guidelines......................................................................................................... 48 Game Day Guidelines .................................................................................................... 49 Ticket Policy .................................................................................................................. 52 Varsity Team Travel ...................................................................................................... 54 The Five Building Blocks of Success in Football .......................................................... 65 Discipline ....................................................................................................................... 66 TU Fight Song and Alma Mater..................................................................................... 70
2005 GENERAL PRE-SEASON CALENDER
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2005 GENERAL PRE-SEASON CALENDER AUGUST/SEPTEMBER – 2005
Reporting Day Equipment Issue Adidas Issue NCAA Meeting 4
Practice 1 Helmets 5 Practice 2 Helmets
Practice 3 Shells
Practice 4 Shells
Practice 5 Full
Practices 6 & 7 Shells & Full
Practice 8 Full
Practices 9 & 10 Shells & Full
Practice 11 Full
Practices 12 & 13 Shells & Full
Practice 14 Full
Practices 15 & 16 Shells & Full
Practice 17 Full
Practices 18 & 19 Shells & Full
Practice 20 Full
Practices 21 & 22 Shells & Full
Practice 23 Full Picture Day Parents Tailgate Party after Pictures
Practices 24 & 25 Shells & Full
Practices 26 Full
Practices 27 & 28 Shells & Full
Practice 29 Shells
Practice 30 Helmets
Tiffin University Vs. University of Findlay 7:00 PM Freshman Institute 3:00 PM Tiffin University Vs. University of Dayton 1:00 PM
28 Freshman Institute Classes Begin
ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES REPORTING DAY SCHEDULE
Thursday August 4
Varsity Players 1:00 p.m.
Check in at Gillmor Student Center Adidas Equipment Distribution at Locker Room Equipment Issue at Locker Room Move in to Dorms or Off Campus Housing Get lunch on your own Check in at Gillmor Student Center Adidas Equipment Distribution at Locker Room Equipment Issue at Locker Room Move in to Dorms or Off Campus Housing Get lunch on your own Freshmen and Parent’s Meeting in Franks Hall (Chisolm Auditorium) Dinner at Gillmor Student Center NCAA Meeting in Franks Hall, Bring a Pen Secure Lights Out and Bed Check
New Players 2:30 p.m
3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES NORMAL ONE-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
AUGUST 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25 7:00 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:05 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:25 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 10:55 a.m. 11:05 a.m. 12:25 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:10 p.m. Continental Breakfast at Gillmor Student Center & Taping Special Teams Meeting Unit Meetings Transport and Dress Pre-practice Stretch Period 1 – Special Teams/Individual (16 Periods) Break for Drinks Period 17 – Group (16 Periods) Secure and Shower Lunch at Gillmor Student Center Treatment for Injured Players Defense Lift / Offense Watch Tape Switch Offense Lift / Defense Watch Tape Secure Dinner at Gillmor Student Center Special Teams Meeting – Meeting Rooms
ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES NORMAL ONE-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE…Continued
7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Unit or Position Meeting – Meeting Rooms End Unit or Position Meetings – Walk to Franks Hall Team Meeting – Franks Hall Secure Lights Out and Bed Check
ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES NORMAL TWO-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
AUGUST 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 7:00 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 11:50 a.m. 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 3:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Continental Breakfast at Gillmor Student Center & Taping Special Teams Meeting Unit/Position Meetings Transport and Dress Pre-practice Stretch Practice 1 – Special Teams/Individual (14 Periods) Break for Drinks Group (14 Periods) Secure and Shower Lunch at Gillmor Student Center Treatment for Injured Players Taping Unit/Position Meetings Transport and Dress Pre-practice Stretch Practice 2 (25 Periods)
ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES NORMAL TWO-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE…Continued
6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 8:50 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Secure and Shower Dinner at Gillmor Student Center Special Teams Meeting – Meeting Rooms Unit or Position Meeting – Meeting Rooms End Unit or Position Meetings – Walk to Franks Hall Team Meeting – Franks Hall Secure Lights Out and Bed Check
PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE
SUNDAY AUGUST 21 7:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:35 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 9:10 p.m. 9:20 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Regular One-a-Day Morning Practice Protocol Freshmen Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room Sophomores Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room Juniors Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room Seniors Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room Captain’s Picture and Senior Picture Position and Coaching Staff Pictures Transport to Stadium Team Picture Transport to Locker Room, Turn in Uniform, Secure Dinner at Gillmor Student Center Unit 1 Lift / Unit 2 Meet Switch Unit 2 Lift / Unit 1 Meet End Meetings/Lifting – Walk to Franks Hall Team Meeting – Franks Hall Lights Out and Bed Check
IN-SEASON VARSITY PLAYERS’ SCHEDULE
DAY SUNDAY MONDAY TIMES 11:00 a.m. - Noon 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. 4:35 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Scheduled Time 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. ACTIVITY Training Room Open Team Meeting (:15) Lift (:55) Meet (1:00) Dress and Practice (1:00) Meet (:45) Dress and Practice (2:45) Lift (:55) Meet (:45) Dress and Practice (2:45) Meet (:45) Dress and Practice (2:30) Meet and Walk Through (2:35) Game (3:00) TOTAL *Practice Times Include Stretch and Conditioning **Treatment will be from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday through Friday TOTAL TIME
4:25 3:15 2:35 3:00 19:55
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGON FOOTBALL IN-SEASON COACHES SCHEDULE
SUNDAY TBA Grade Film from Previous Game Staff Meeting Breakdown Opponent Film Coaches begin Opponent Film Cut-Ups Complete Opponent Breakdown Brainstorm for a Preliminary Game Plan MONDAY 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 4:35 pm. 4:55 p.m. Staff Meeting (Practice Plan, Motivational Approach) Offensive Staff Meeting (Game Plan, Scouting Report) Defensive Staff Meeting (Game Plan, Scouting Report) Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Game Plan Update) Team Meeting Offense View Game Film with Players / Defense Get in First Mandatory Lift Switch Defense View Game Film with Players / Offense Get in First Mandatory Lift Transport to Locker Room / Dress Practice Defense Form Run/Stretch Team Condition 5:35 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Secure Coaches - Complete Offense/Defense Game Planning Study Table Begins Period 1-2 3-6 7-8 Offense Form Run/Stretch Team Condition
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 3:50 p.m.
Staff Meeting (Practice Plan) Offensive Staff Meeting (Finalize Game Plan, Complete Scouting Report) Defensive Staff Meeting (Finalize Game Plan, Complete Scouting Report) Offense/Defense Scripts, Cards, Depth Charts Individual Player Meetings Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Personnel, Scout Teams) Taping Begins Special Teams Meeting (Punt/Raiders) Unit and Individual Meetings Transport and Dress Pre-practice Stretch Practice Period 1 Period 1 2 3 4-6 7 8-10 11-13 14-15 16-19 20 Varsity Offense PAT/FG Punt Raiders Indy Option Drill Full Line Skel Goal Line/Red Zone Team Conditioning Period 1 2 3 4-6 7 8-10 11-13 14-15 16-19 20
Varsity Defense PAT/FG Block Punt Raiders Indy Pursuit Drill Full Line Skel Goal Line/Red Zone Team Conditioning 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Secure Study Table Begins
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 3:50 p.m.
Staff Meeting (Practice Plan) Offensive Staff Meeting Defensive Staff Meeting Offense/Defense Scripts, Cards, Depth Charts Individual Player Meetings Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Personnel, Scout Teams) Special Team Meeting (KOR/KOC) Unit and Individual Meetings Transport and Dress Pre-practice Stretch Practice Period 1 Period 1 2 3 4 5-7 8 9-11 12-14 15 16-20 Varsity Offense PAT/FG/Punt KOC/KOR KOC/KOR KOC/KOR Indy Option Drill Full line Skel Blitz Pick-Up Team Period 1 2 3 4 5-7 8 9-11 12-14 15 16-20
Varsity Defense PAT/FG Block/Punt KOC/KOR KOC/KOR KOC/KOR Indy Pursuit Drill Full line Skel Blitz/Stunt Review Team 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Secure Study Table Begins
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 3:50 p.m.
Staff Meeting (Practice Plan) Offensive Staff Meeting Defensive Staff Meeting Offense/Defense Tip Sheets, Tests, Ready Lists Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Personnel, Scout Teams) Special Team Meeting (Review as needed) Unit and Individual Meetings Transport and Dress Pre-practice Stretch Practice Period 1 Period 1 2 3 4 5-6 7 8 9-10 11-12 13-15 16-20 Varsity Offense Punt Raiders KOC KOR Indy Blitz Pick-Up Screen Review 2 Minute Offense Special Situations Goal Line/Red Zone Team Period 1 2 3 4 5-6 7 8 9-10 11-12 13-15 16-20
Varsity Defense Punt Raiders KOC KOR Indy Blitz/Stunt Review Pursuit Drill 2 Minute Defense Special Situations Goal Line/Red Zone Team 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Secure Study Table Begins
1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
Staff Meeting (Review Game Plan, Personnel, Ready Lists, Academics) Team Meeting Tips/Tests/Film Transport to Locker Room, Dress Practice Period 1 Defense Period PAT/FG Block 1 Raiders 2 Punt 3 KOC/On-side 4 KOR/Hands 5 KG Special Situations 6 Defensive Walk Throughs 7-12 Offense PAT/FG Raiders Punt KOC/On-side KOR/Hands KG Special Situations Offensive Walk Throughs
SPECIAL TEAMS WALK THROUGH SCHEDULE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. PAT/FG – KICK, FIRE, BENT RT, COVER LONG FG, FG POUCH PAT/FG BLOCK – BLOCK RT, BLOCK LEFT, SHIFT TO FORMATION, MIDDLE BLOCK, SHIFT TO FORMATION RAIDERS – BLOCK RT, BLOCK LT, STEM, MOHAWK, MUDDLE, SHIFT TO FORMATION, PUNT SAFE, SHIFT TO FORMATION PUNT – RED, BLUE, OVERLOAD RT, OVER LOAD LT, DANGER, MUDDLE (RICHMOND, RICKY, LUCY, PARMA) KOC – DEEP KICK RT, DEEP KICK LT, MIDDLE BUNT, SUPER ONSIDE KOR – WR3, WL4, SKY KICKS, HANDS OFFENSE – BEAR 290 QUICK KICK KOR AFTER A SAFETY / PUNT KO AFTER A SAFETY
5:15 p.m. 5:35 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY
Pack for Travel or Prepare for Home Game Secure Possible Team Function Coaches to High School Football Games
As per weekly game day itinerary.
COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGON FOOTBALL COACHING DUTIES
A. FIELD RESPONSIBILITIES VARSITY OFFENSE OL Asst. OL QB WR RB Off. Asst. Marinis, J. Marinis, P. Cole Collins Phillips Waskiewicz DEFENSE DL ILB FS, D, W Corners Barr Smith Walendzak Guess
KOR Smith - Coordinator KICKOFF Walendzak, Smith, Barr – Front Wall Phillips – Wedge Guess – Call Halfback Cole – Return Specialist Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins Marinis, J. - Coordinator C, G – Marinis, J. T, TE – Marinis, P. Wings – Phillips Holder – Cole Kicker – Cole Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins Cole - Coordinator LW, LT, LG – Walendzak P - Cole RW, RT, RG – Smith Flyers – Guess PP, LS – Barr Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins Smith - Coordinator Left 1, 2, 3 – Barr Left 4,5 - Guess Right 4,5 - Smith Right 1, 2, 3 – Walendzak Scouts – Phillips, Waskiewicz, Collins
PAT/FG BLK Walendzak - Coordinator DL – Barr ILB – Smith FS, D, W – Walendzak C – Guess Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins Raiders Smith - Coordinator L1, R1 – Walendzak L2, L3, L4, L5 - Smith R2, R3, R4, R5 - Barr Return Man - Guess Scouts – Collins, Waskiewicz
B. PRACTICE ORGANIZATION Walendzak/Smith Waskiewicz Guess Marinis, J. Collins Collins Smith Barr Marinis, J. Marinis, J. Barr
Defensive Practice Schedules Defensive Scout Team Depth Chart Offensive Practice Schedules Offensive Scout Team Depth Chart Strength & Conditioning Fields Equipment Managers Student Assistants C. GAME DAY ORGANIZATION
Sideline Press Box Sideline Control Kicking Game Control Officials D.
Cole, Smith, Marinis, P., Guess, Marinis, J., Collins, Barr Walendzak, Collins, Phillips Marinis, P. Smith, Waskiewicz Cole
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES Director of Football Operations Recruiting Coordinator Strength & Conditioning Video Coordinator Locker Room & Equipment Academic Coordinator Study Table Dragon Football Association Golf Outing Alumni Involvement Summer Camp Dragon Recruiting Staff Black Watch Training Camp Meeting Rooms Computer Liaison Weight Room Coordinator Trainer Practice Fields Practice Organization Away Games Bus Transportation Home Games Head Phones Marinis, J. Walendzak Smith Barr Marinis, J. Marinis, J. All Coaches Barr Cole Smith Marinis, J. Walendzak Walendzak Cole All Coaches Barr Smith Barr Barr Cole Cole, Smith Cole, Smith Cole, Walendzak Guess
Statistics Game Day Offensive Goals Defensive Goals Special Teams Goals Defensive Goal Boards Offensive Goal Boards Player of Week Pictures Rules & Regulations Banquet Inspiration, Motivation & Pride Pro Liaison Summer Jobs Team Manual Playbooks Defense Offense Special Teams Scouting Reports Defensive Defensive Copies Offensive Offensive Copies Coaches’ Video Cut-ups Defensive Offensive Kicking Game Players’ Video Cut-ups Defensive Offensive Waskiewicz Marinis, J. Walendzak Smith Waskiewicz Collins Guess Cole Marinis, J. Barr Guess Cole Cole Walendzak Marinis, J. Smith Walendzak Guess Marinis, J. Collins Barr Phillips Smith Waskiewicz Collins
All Coaches are to help with: Recruiting Saturdays Locker room supervision & maintenance Weight room supervision as assigned by Strength Coach Study table supervision & academic grade checks as assigned by Academic Coordinator Equipment issue, maintenance and collection Cafeteria supervision Dorm supervision and bed checks Mass communication Notebook revision Golf Outing, fund raising and organization
E. COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTIONS 1. Recruiting Coordinator • Database Maintenance • Supervise Videotape Database • Mailings • Master List • Supplies • Newspapers • Forms (REF, Phone Logs, etc.) • Magazines and recruiting services • Area organization • Game Day Visits • Weekend Visits • H.S. Coaches Tickets 2. Academic Coordinator • Advise and assist in counseling players towards degree • Compile composite records • Obtain current schedules • Coordinate tutoring system • Player eligibility • Summer school • Freshmen Orientation • Approval of all drops and adds • Pre-registration • Liaison between teachers and football office • Academic Awards • Work with Laura Lamalie • Assign players to coaches • Get mid-semester and final grade reports • Study table organization: Attendance, Location, Make-ups and discipline, Who is on • Academic Top Ten • Senior graduation check 3. Strength and Conditioning Coordinator • Organize off-season and in-season weight training, conditioning and speed program • Attendance & Tardiness • Keep records on body weight, strength test results, and progress charts • Recommend purchasing of new weight equipment • Recommend and facilitate the refurbishment of weight equipment • Motivate the players in the program • Summer conditioning test • Provide individual coaching in the program • Facilitate recruiting day strength and conditioning presentation
4. Director of Football Operations • Supervise and direct student managers • Assign laundry duties • Assign practice duties such as running the period clock, water distribution, equipment repair, ball spotting, officiating, and field apparatus set-up and take down • Assign varsity home game duties such as equipment repair, head phone cord holders, ball boys, and water boys • Maintain accurate records of lockers, locker combinations, jersey sizes, and issued equipment • Maintain accurate records of player address, telephone, and emergency contact information • Track equipment inventory and recommend new purchases • Reconditioning • Organize and facilitate the annual player and coach Adidas order 5. Incentive, Motivation & Pride (IMP) • Weekly awards • Season awards • Records • Trophies, decals, T-shirts, etc. • Locker room décor • Coaches offices and meeting rooms • SID liaison • Picture Day • Help with signs and posters • Control and direct helmet award stickers system and distribution 6. Fields, Equipment, Supplies & Facilities • Fields lined, marked, cut & cared for • Field equipment • Game & Practice equipment 7. Video and Projectors • Coordinate filming of practice and games • Tape inventory & storage • Manage Recruit Video Library • Tape crew – practice & games • Tape equipment • Batteries for remote • Purchase & maintain all video equipment • Obtain opponents tape • Tape exchange during season • Maintenance of video equipment • Coordinate and direct film exchanges
8. Pro Liaison • Respond to questions and queries about pro prospects • Create and distribute appropriate game and hi-lite film • Help seniors contact agents and financial advisors • Assist in setting up free agent try outs • Counsel and advise Tiffin University seniors about their chances of success • Weekly Ticket List for our players – both Home and Away 9. Recruiting Staff Coordinator • Recruit Tiffin University students to assist in our recruiting efforts • Instruct recruiting staff on what to say and what not to say to prospective student athletes and their families • Instruct recruiting staff on office recruiting duties • Assign recruiting staff members to coaching staff • Obtain recruiting staff uniforms • Sign co-curricular credit forms for recruiting staff • Creatively exhibit appreciation to recruiting staff for their hard work 10. Black Watch • Advise on extra-curricular activities • Supervise Black Watch activities • Counsel Black Watch Members • Coordinate Membership process • Distribute Black Watch T-shirts and Helmet stickers • Obtain Black Watch battle ribbons
COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES COACH EXPECTATIONS
A. OFFICE HOURS IN SEASON SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Noon – 9:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Noon – 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. OFF SEASON Off 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Off* SUMMER Off** 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Off**
*Hours for Recruiting Saturdays are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. During the season we may have to stay until all of our duties for the day are done. Lunch break is one hour long. During office hours you are expected to be in the office. If you are on campus running an errand or are leaving for lunch simply tell someone. It is only common courtesy to let your co-workers know where you are in case of an emergency or if someone (one of your players) needs you. Time off will always granted for personal reasons as long as you notify the Head Coach ahead of time. B. DRESS Business casual. Collared shirt, dress pants (Khakis, Dockers, etc.). Business formal. Suit, shirt & tie. Dress pants with a collared shirt, tie and a sweater vest are acceptable. Tiffin University coaching gear. Do not wear other colors. Tiffin University coaching gear as decided upon by the staff. Casual. Golf shirt and casual pants.
Academic School Year: Recruiting Functions: Practice Field: Game Field: Summer:
Speak like the educated, intelligent person that you are. Try to avoid cursing and foul language in the office, in the meeting rooms, and on the field. When you feel that cursing is necessary, keep it to a minimum. D. CONDUCT
Treat all student athletes, co-workers, students, Tiffin University staff members, administrators, the media and the general public with respect. Always portray a positive image about Tiffin University Football. If you don’t have anything good to say about someone, don’t say anything at all. Do not abuse the student-assistant coaches. Although they may often be called upon to perform menial duties, they too should be treated respectfully. Habitual fraternization with the student-athletes is not advised. An occasional social experience with student-athletes is acceptable. If you have a problem with a student-athlete or a co-worker, you are expected to address the problem by sitting down with that individual and calmly discussing the situation while seeking to reach a resolution interdependently. If the problem persists please notify the Head Coach. E. MEETINGS
Be early for meetings. If you have a problem or are going to be late please call ahead. Show respect and courtesy to all members of our coaching staff when presenting a point of view. Meetings will usually be structured and organized, however each staff member should be prepared to report on any aspect of his duties at any meeting. When given an assignment, please carry it out as soon as possible with thoroughness and pride, as it is a reflection of you, the program and the Head Coach. F. DISCIPLINE
It is expected that all student-athletes will conform to the team rules. Position coaches will be responsible for enforcing team rules for their position. Special attention should be paid to consistency and timeliness. That is we should treat all similar situations similarly and immediately. Coaches will be responsible for disciplining players when an infraction occurs, do not look the other way, correct bad behavior. In addition, position coaches will be responsible for enforcing disciplinary actions (running, etc.). The Head Coach will decide what course of action will be followed. It is strongly recommended that Coaches maintain a discipline file on student-athletes with discipline problems. G. DIVERSITY
Diversity is right. It is good and benefits all. No prejudice will ever be tolerated.
H. DEMAND EXCELLENCE
We need our coaches to be positive and enthusiastic. Our players will give us what we expect if we are positive in our approach. Set high expectations and goals for your position, draw the line on what is or isn’t acceptable. Be consistent and your players will perform up to those expectations. “It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” W. Somerset Maugham I. PLAYER-COACH RELATIONSHIP
Have a positive regard for each individual player. • Begins with recruiting. • Become familiar with family and background. • Be interested in off-field activity (football is not his whole life). Be honest with each player. • Players want to know where they stand. • Players should be informed of strengths and weaknesses. • The dignity of all players must be preserved. Communicate with players. • Let the squad know what they should expect of you as a coach. • Make sure squad knows what you expect of them as players. • Be sensitive to their needs. • Have an open ear. Be yourself. • Enthusiasm is the key. • Off-season involvement in activities can help. • Allow players to get involved with your life. Let players know what to expect in way of rules. • A team can’t function without discipline. • Be fair but remember that all situations are unique. • The key to discipline is respect. • The ability to mold a unified team takes a certain amount of conforming by all parties. • Both Coaches and players should be held accountable for their actions. Make decisions concerning your players the same way that you would make decisions for your son.
2005 COACHES’ DORM DUTY ROSTER
RESPONSIBILITIES 1. 2. 3. 4. Duty begins at lunch on assigned day and ends the following morning after breakfast. The duty coach is responsible for waking up players in all campus dorms and houses. The duty coach is responsible for performing bed check in all campus dorms and houses. Rotation: Thursday August 4 Friday August 5 Saturday August 6 Sunday August 7 Monday August 8 Tuesday August 9 Wednesday August 10 Thursday August 11 Friday August 12 Saturday August 13 Sunday August 14 Monday August 15 Tuesday August 16 Wednesday August 17 Thursday August 18 Friday August 19 Saturday August 20 Sunday August 21 Monday August 22 Tuesday August 23 Wednesday August 24 Thursday August 25 Friday August 26 5. Barr Marinis, J. Guess Smith Walendzak Barr Marinis, J. Guess Smith Walendzak Barr Marinis, J. Guess Smith Walendzak Barr Marinis, J. Guess Smith Walendzak Barr Marinis, J. Guess
Student-Coaches can be used to help with the duty, but they cannot do it alone.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND PHONE NUMBERS
In case of a medical emergency, adhere to the following steps: " Call the training room at 448-3263. " If no answer at the Training Room call Coach Cole at 448-3331. " If no answer at Coach Cole’s office, call assistant football coaches’ extensions (see numbers below). " If no answer at the Training Room and the Football Office then call the Athletic Trainer on her cell at (419) 206-1165. " If unable to contact the Trainer, the student-athlete should contact his (Position) Coach and go on to the Emergency Room at the nearest hospital. Be sure to bring your identification and your health insurance information. In case of a non-medical emergency, adhere to the following steps: " Call your Position Coach at his office phone number. " If no answer at your Position Coach’s extension call other extensions. " If no answer at the Football Office call your Position Coach at home. " If no answer at the home of your Position Coach call coaches at home until you reach someone. Office Phone Coach Cole Coach Marinis, J. Coach Marinis, P. Coach Walendzak Coach Barr Coach Phillips Coach Guess Coach Smith 448-3356 448-3342 448-3332 448-3339 448-3335 448-3331 448-3336 (419) 983-2902 (330) 723-0279 (419) 348-2593 (419) 618-8248 (419) 271-6104 (517) 803-9410 (419) 618-3055 (419) 206-1165 Home Phone 448-4165 Cell Phone (419) 934-3363 (419) 618-9706
Tessa Tillinghast (Trainer) 448-3263
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TIFFIN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
“EXCELLENCE THROUGH TEAMWORK”
•BUILD CONFIDENCE, SELF-ESTEEM AND A FEELING OF CONTRIBUTION WITHIN EACH PERSON •ENCOURAGE OPEN AND HONEST COMMUNICATION •FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS RATHER THAN PROBLEMS •RESPECT THE DIGNITY, DIVERSITY AND FAITH OF EACH PERSON •COMMIT TO TEAM UNITY THROUGH STRONG LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES AND TRUST IN EACH OTHER •CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND INNOVATION •SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES AND ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEERISM
Tiffin University Football Player Guidelines
1. I will always do what is best for the team in all of my actions. 2. I will do nothing to bring disgrace or embarrassment to Tiffin University or the Football Program. 3. I will follow all rules and regulations established by Tiffin University. 4. I will abide by Team policy, rules and regulations. 5. I will treat everyone with respect, courtesy, and class. (coaches, teammates, professors, cafeteria workers, RA’s, etc.) 6. I will be accountable, reliable and responsible. 7. I will always conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates class, dignity, and self-control, always using common sense. 8. I will be truthful in all interactions. 9. I will care about and support all teammates and coaches. 10. I will never disrespect a coach in any way or question his authority. 11. I will do everything to 100% of my ability. (school, wts., football, etc.) 12. I will attend every class. 13. I will never miss or be late for any scheduled Football activity. (wts., study table, practice, conditioning, etc.) 14. I will always spread a positive message about Tiffin University and the Football Program.
By signing this document I understand that if I deviate from any of the above statements that I am subject to punishment and or suspension/dismissal from the Tiffin University Football Team.
TEAM POLICIES BLACKWATCH
The Black Watch is the oldest Highland Regiment of the British Army. The Black Watch, although a regiment of the British Army, derives its origins from the Highlands of Scotland. After an uprising in 1715, the Scottish government found the need to enforce stricter policing of the Highlands and Lowlands. From the time they were raised, these regiments became known as the Black Watch in reference to the darkly colored uniforms they wore. These warriors were known for their skill with which they wielded their swords and axes. The Black Watch is one of the most honored and symbolic regiments in the world. Their traditions and bravery have made them one of the most revered battle units in combat history. The Black Watch regiment has served gallantly in the North American and Napoleonic Wars as well as in World Wars I and II. The regiment has earned 96 battle honors. This includes the famous battles of Waterloo, Dunkirk and D-Day. Though not the military, the TU football Black Watch members possess the same characteristics as the highly respected regiment. These members are skilled. Each knows his position very well. Black Watch members are honored and symbolic to fellow teammates. These members represent TU football on and off the field. Each member is a role model. To be a part of the Black Watch of Tiffin University is one of the highest honors one can receive in our program. The Black Watch signifies that its members have paid the ultimate price to our program. They are the elite warriors and look forward to the toughest battles. Membership is not automatic. The Black Watch regulates the affiliation, conduct and behavior of its members. To earn membership into the Black Watch consistency is an important factor. As a member of the Black Watch you have answered the call when needed, with high a standard of effort, performance, conduct and program loyalty. Seniors are not automatically added to the Black Watch. A senior’s membership maybe bestowed emeritus to the at large membership of the Black Watch. They will have all the privileges of Black Watch but cannot hold rank in the group. The active membership will be comprised of those who have earned Black Watch recognition in eight of the eleven games played for each season. These members will hold rank and set the agenda for the group. When membership is conferred, you have not only earned the trust of your coaches. You have also earned the trust and respect of the team. This is a higher standard and much will be expected of you when you wear the colors and insignia of the Black Watch into battle.
Active Membership into the Black Watch
A. What your entitled to: 1. Black Watch decal on helmet (Initial Award) 2. Dragon Head on helmet (Subsequent to initial award) 3. Award at the end of the year if member 8 out of 11 weeks. 4. Black Watch T-shirt
B. Admission to the Black Watch: 1. One hundred percent hustle and second effort in practices and games. 2. Knowing all assignments. 3. Physical and mental toughness at all times in practice and games. 4. Willingness to come out early or stay out late for own improvement. 5. Being prompt and present at all meetings and practices. No missed classes. C. Week to week admission: 1. All of the above. 2. Personally being responsible for a key play leading to a win. 3. Outstanding all around game. 4. Being a member of an Offense that scores at least 24 points in a game, as long as it is sufficient for a win, or a Defense that allows opponent to one TD, as long as it sufficient for a win. D. Loss of Membership: 1. Being responsible for a fumble, pass interception, penalty, missed tackle, missed assignment, or other circumstance which is the turning point of a game. 2. Lack of 100% hustle in practice or games. 3. Loss of temper or unsportsmanlike conduct. 4. Missing class, meeting, practice or not being prompt. 5. Poor performance for the entire game.
2005 Black Watch Members
2005 Black Watch Members
Dragon Head Award System
I. TEAM 1. 2. 3. 4. WIN- every team member will receive a Dragon Head after a victory BIG WIN (Findlay, Dayton, Butler, Hillsdale, Morehead)- every team member will receive an additional Dragon Head for a Big Win WIN T.O. MARGIN- every team member will receive a Dragon Head WINNING PERFORMANCE- each individual that meets the film grade standard as set by the staff receives a Dragon Head OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/TIGHT ENDS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN TAILBACK/WIDE RECIEVERS LINEBACKERS DEFENSIVE BACK QUARTERBACK 5. 80% 80% 90% 85% 90% 85%
BIG PLAY IN FOOTBALL GAME- as designated by Coach Cole.
II. INDIVIDUAL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 100 Yards Receiving 100 Yards Rushing 300 Yards Passing Score a TD Get an Interception Cause or Recover a Fumble 10 Plus Tackles Sack Player of the Week
III. SPECIAL TEAMS KICK-OFF TEAM GOALS Result inside 25-Yard Line every time No Penalties No Missed Tackles 11 Hustling in Proper Lanes
Team – One Dragon Head
Recover Onside Kick – Team – One Dragon Head Caused Fumble and Recovery – Individual – One Dragon Head Tackle Inside 20Yard Line – Individual – One Dragon Head PUNT-TEAM GOALS Net Punt 35 Yards No Rushed or Blocked Punts No Penalties No Missed Tackles 11 Hustling in Proper Lanes
Team – One Dragon Head
Successful Fake Punt for 1st Down – Team – One Dragon Head Down Punt Inside 10 Yard Line – Team – One Dragon Head Caused Fumble Recovery – Individual – One Dragon Head KICK-OFF RETURN TEAM GOALS All Returnable Kicks Past 25-Yard Line No Fumbles No Penalties Never Lose an Onside Kick Team – One Dragon Head
Kick-off Returned Past 40-Yard Line – Team – One Dragon Head RAIDERS Average 5 Yards or More Per Return Catch in Air All Catchable Punts No Fumbles No Penalties Team – One Dragon Head
Punt Returned Over 20 Yards – Team - One Dragon Head Block or Force a Poor Punt – Team – One Dragon Head FIELD GOAL / EXTRA POINT TEAM GOALS 100% PAT Success 80% FG Success No Penalties 100% Mechanics No Rushed, Blocked Kicks or Penetration Successful Fake FG – Team – One Dragon Head 45+ Yard Field Goal – Individual – One Dragon Head
Team – One Dragon Head
FIELD GOAL / EXTRA POINT BLOCK TEAM GOALS Blocked Attempt or Pressure Forcing a Miss – Team – One Dragon Head Preventing Fake Attempt – Team – One Dragon Head Score – Team – One Additional Dragon Head IV. DEFENSE – in each category, if criteria is met, the entire defensive unit that played significantly will receive one Dragon Head 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Hold Opponents to 13 points or less as long as that is sufficient for a Tiffin University Victory Defensive Score Five “3 and outs” Stop Opponents in all sudden change situations Stop Opponents inside their own 10-yard line so that Tiffin University obtains the ball in “plus territory” Stop Opponent in all two-minute situations Force three (3) turnovers
V. OFFENSE- in each category, if criteria is met, the entire offensive unit that played significantly will receive one Dragon Head 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Score 24 points as long as that is sufficient for a Tiffin University Victory No turnovers and all possession changes must occur across 50 yard line so that our Opponent begins their drive with more that 50 yards to go Ten plays of 12+ yards Convert all short yardage situations Four drives of 8+ plays 54% first down consistency
TEAM POLICIES INTRODUCTION TO THE DRAGON FOOTBALL FAMILY POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS
Values Several principles guide this program. They are based on the values and beliefs that the institution, coaching staff, and players use to guide our behavior. It is important that all team members understand and adhere to the values and principles that our program stands for. These values can be easily remembered by the acronym PRIDE. By adhering to the team values and guiding principles we will all have PRIDE in ourselves, our program, and Tiffin University.
Persistence All men face hills and valleys, both good times and bad. Men that achieve greatness are those that persist, the ones that have a “never say die” attitude and will not quit. Your character will be revealed when you are presented with adverse circumstances. Carry with you an undying will to be successful and you will persist.
Respect Treat others as you would expect to be treated. Treat your teammates, coaches, support staff, fellow students, professors, TU employees, and members of the Tiffin community with respect. Respect other peoples’ possessions, thoughts and feelings.
Integrity means doing what you say you are going to do. Integrity also demands honesty, loyalty, and doing the right thing. When a man has integrity his actions are congruent with his words and the image that he portrays. Most of all, integrity is tested when no one is watching. Be a man of integrity.
Discipline is the single most important attribute of a successful person, and a successful team. Discipline entails doing what you are supposed to do especially when you don’t want to do it. Discipline is also making sacrifices and delaying personal gratification. Most importantly discipline is self-control.
Effort Your effort is the one of the few things that you can control, and all that anyone can ask of you is that you try your best. Put forth your best effort in meetings, on the practice field, and on the game field. It is not an unreasonable expectation that you try your best.
TEAM POLICIES PERSONAL CONDUCT GUIDELINES
1. Because you are an athlete, many people (particularly young people) look you up to you. Justify the pedestal they place you on. 2. Have PRIDE in yourself. Be selective where you go, what you do and what you say! 3. Be polite and courteous to all persons who are trying to help you and support our program. Especially those persons working in the dining hall, financial aid office, and most of all your professors. Your conduct on and off campus is well observed, as you are a football player. Project the image of a gentleman. 4. Be well groomed, neat and clean. This applies on and off campus. 5. Never discuss the team, the physical condition of the team members, planned strategy, etc. with anyone. You may inadvertently give information that would help our opponents and hurt our chances to win. 6. The use of profanity, cussing and swearing is the effort of a weak person trying to express himself forcibly. 7. Player-Coach relationship problem? Sit down and talk about it in a calm, relaxed and controlled manner with that person. If that doesn’t work talk about it with your Position Coach, Recruiting Coach, Captains, Black Watch, Coach Cole. 8. Coaches’ Phones – can call local only. NCAA Violation! 9. Avoid the use of alcohol. It will inhibit your performance. 10. There will be no sympathy for drug users of any sort. Any discovered will stop or be eliminated from the program. The football program will adhere to Tiffin University drug abuse policy. 11. Baseball caps are not permitted to be worn in meeting rooms or any other TU Football functions. 12. You are not to be in any Bars in Tiffin during the season.
TEAM POLICIES INJURIES AND TRAINING ROOM
TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGON FOOTBALL POLICY ON ATHLETIC INJURIES, ILLNESSES, AND MEDICAL CARE 1. INSURANCE: The Tiffin University Athletic Injury Insurance policy will cover the expenses of athletic injuries directly related to intercollegiate competition, practice or workouts above and beyond $500.00 per injury. The expense for the first $500.00 of medical expenses for each injury must be absorbed by the student athlete’s private health insurance carrier or through the purchase of a Tiffin University student insurance policy. 2. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Every student-athlete must have a physical examination to qualify for intercollegiate athletic competition. The examination is to be completed by a qualified physician. Freshman and upperclassmen that have not previously entered varsity competition at Tiffin University must submit a current (taken within the past year) university physical to the Head Athletic Trainer to gain admittance to the athletic program. The head athletic trainer will screen all incoming candidates’ physicals and the team physician will examine any irregularities before the candidate is accepted into the athletic program. Students who have not filed a current physical form with the Head Trainer will not be permitted to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Should the student do so, the Athletic Department will not assume responsibility for their treatment. 3. INJURY OR ILLNESS: The student-athlete is responsible to report to a member of the athletic training staff all injuries and illnesses as soon as possible. The Head Athletic Trainer will make the necessary medical referral as indicated. In the event of an emergency due to an athletic injury or illness, the athlete will be transported by the appropriate method to a pre-arranged hospital. The athlete should not seek medical attention for an athletic injury or illness without prior authorization from the Head Athletic Trainer, except in case of emergency. 4. REFERRAL TO TEAM PHYSICIAN: If, in the opinion of the Head Athletic Trainer, an athlete should be referred to a physician, the Head Athletic Trainer, will make an appointment with a physician. REFERRAL TO MEDICAL SPECIALIST: If, in the opinion of the physician, an athlete should be referred to a medical specialist, team physician will make an appointment with the medical specialist. THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHARGES INCURRED DUE TO EXAMINATION AND/OR TREATMENT IF THESE PROCEDURES ARE NOT FOLLOWED!
5. DENTAL CARE: The Athletic Department shall be responsible for the care of injury to the mouth and teeth incurred while participating in an official practice session or game. In those sports where protective devices (mouth pieces) are mandatory and provided for use in official practice sessions and games, the Athletic Department will assume responsibility for care only if the device is worn by the student-athlete. Dental care not directly related to an athletic injury shall be the responsibility of the student-athlete. 6. TREATMENT: The training room hours will be posted with each sport season. Treatment will be available to all athletes, but those in season will receive priority. Failure of an injured athlete to keep treatment appointments will be interpreted as the athlete’s unwillingness to cooperate with the athletic medical staff for early return to competition. The head coach will be informed of an athlete who fails to keep scheduled appointments. 7. PRACTICE OR GAME PARTICIPATION FOR AN INJURED OR ILL ATHLETE: Decisions on the availability of an athlete for practice or game competition shall be the sole responsibility of the Head Athletic Trainer. 8. REPLACEMENT OF CORRECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES WITH VISION, HEARING AND ORAL DEFECTS: All athletes with disabilities must report said disabilities to the Head Athletic Trainer prior to entering the athletic program. Failure to report these disabilities will result in the student-athlete assuming full liability for any injuries incurred due to prior disabilities. All students participating in the sports of football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball with vision problems must wear contact lenses or glasses with approved safety lens and frames. The athlete is responsible for reporting the loss of the damage to corrective equipment to a member of the athletic training staff on occurrence. The athletic Department will assist in the arrangement for repair or replacement of corrective equipment. 9. OUT-OF-SEASON INJURY OR ILLNESS: The Athletic Department shall not assume responsibility for care of injuries or illnesses incurred when the student athlete is not actively engaged in a formal, official game or practice during a competitive season, or a conditioning program in preparation for intercollegiate competition. 10. The athlete is responsible for submitting each invoice resulting from medical care of an athletic injury or illness to his own insurance carrier. This procedure must be followed for each athletic injury.
TEAM POLICIES TRAINING ROOM RULES
1. Shorts or other appropriate clothing is to be worn when being treated; no nudity is allowed. 2. The use of tobacco products is prohibited. 3. No cleated shoes are allowed in the training room. 4. Treatments are to be administered by the trainers, not the athletes. 5. No shoes are allowed on the tables. 6. No yelling, horseplay or profanities will be tolerated. 7. Treatments are given after the athlete has showered post practice, except in emergency cases, and prior to practice. At no time will treatment be given during meetings or practice. 8. No equipment or supplies are to leave the training room without permission of the head trainer. 9. All athletes must sign out after receiving treatment.
TRAINER DUTIES FOR FALL CAMP
1. Evaluate injury status pre-camp. Advise staff of any special situations. 2. The on-field evaluation of players as to the degree of: injury, heat, and humidity, and practice tempo. 3. Communicate the status of players post practice AM/PM and each morning, so staff is aware of a player’s status. No contact, limited, tolerance, out, etc. 4. Provide treatment for injured players when time is available or prescribed AM, PM and evenings. 5. Weight chart administration daily. 6. Participation chart administration. 7. Diet evaluation and recommendations. 8. We have the finest trainers in America – use their expertise and willingness to keep you on the field!
TEAM POLICIES EQUIPMENT
1. ALL equipment used in football is the property of TU. A player uses football equipment by permission only. 2. T-Shirts/Shorts and Sweats will be given to the players at the conclusion of the season. They are not to be altered or cut until that time. 3. Wear the appropriate equipment as prescribed daily by the coaching staff. Variations are: a) Sweats – sweat pants and sweat shirt b) Helmets – helmet, t-shirts/shorts, practice jersey c) Shells – everything but pants and knee pads, shorts should be worn over girdle d) Full Gear - everything 4. Each player who is issued football equipment assumes the responsibility (pride) of that equipment. a) To see that is kept clean and in good repair. b) That it is not lost or stolen. c) That, at the end of its usage, the equipment is returned to the equipment room clean. d) Failure to return equipment, whether lost, stolen, or otherwise, will result in the payment of a fine to cover the loss of the gear. Failure to pay the fine will result in the withholding of grades. 5. After the initial issue of gear, new gear will be issued on an exchange basis – old for new. 6. After being fitted with your equipment do not change or alter it without the permission of the head equipment manager or the trainer. Do not cut or alter your equipment. 7. Check your helmet daily to ensure that all screws and fasteners are secure. 8. Wear your mouthpiece every practice. 9. Towels will be issued to each player. Clean towels will be issued on an exchange basis only. 10. Players are not allowed in the equipment room. 11. You are provided the nice equipment and gear. It is up to you to take care of the equipment issued. Make sure your equipment fits properly. If it does not, see the equipment manager. 12. If you need anything, just ask. 13. Thievery will not be tolerated.
We will be spending a great deal of time in the locker room during the season. We should take pride in keeping it as clean and sanitary as possible. LOCKER ROOM GUIDELINES 1. Football cleats are to be taken off outside. Cleats are not allowed in the building. 2. Hang all equipment in locker properly so it can dry. 3. All cleats shall be placed in the locker, not on the floor. 4. Shoulder pads are the only equipment that may be placed on top of the locker. It is important to properly dry shoulder pads for sanitary reasons. 5. Do not throw tape or trash on the floor. Trashcans are provided for this. 6. No horseplay in locker room or in the showers. Watch your language. 7. Turn off showers when you are done using them. 8. Remove dirt and mud from shoes outside the locker room. 9. Make sure your locker is locked! 10. No visitors are allowed in the locker room (except for Family after the game). 11. Respect belongings of one another. Do not “borrow” a teammate's gear or other personal belongings without his permission. 12. Absolutely no players in the equipment room!!! A coach or equipment manager must accompany you. No exceptions.
LIFTING AND WEIGHT ROOM
1. Enter the weight room mentally and physically prepared to train. 2. If injured, student-athlete must notify the Head Trainer and Coach Smith immediately so that the training program can be modified. 3. Changes in strength program must be approved by Coach Smith. 4. Use appropriate spotters at all times. 5. No headphones, walk-mans, etc. worn weight room. 6. Clean up after yourselves. Place the weights back on the appropriate weight trees for storage. 7. Do not wear excessive amounts of jewelry in the weight room. It may damage equipment and there is a potential for injury to you. 8. You are to be present at your scheduled weight lifting session. Emergency schedule changes can only arranged by the student-athlete personally notifying Coach Smith about the problem. 9. Proper attire must be worn. This includes shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes. No hats. 10. Tardiness and Absentee Policy: When a player is tardy or absent from a weight lifting session he will be punished by Coach Smith. Possible outcomes include suspension and dismissal.
TEAM POLICIES WARM-UP, FLEXIBILITY AND CONDITIONING
1. Flex at practice will be done either individually or by group 2. The Program: a. Purpose: • to increase the body’s core temperature • to improve the range of motion in all of the major muscle structures. b. Time Required: 8-10 min. c. Procedure: The entire squad will follow this program before every practice or workout. The flexibility movements will be executed in the following manner. Helmets are optional. • • • The coach will run the stretch routine on a whistle or the captains will begin each stretch by saying “Hit” and end each stretch with “Up”. The team will execute each stretch on his command. Each stretch will be held for 8 seconds in a static (no bouncing) fashion.
c. The Stretches: Practice or Game 1. Spread Legs – Rt., Lt., Middle 2. Lean – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt. 3. Lunge Stretch – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt. 4. On Ground: Spread Legs – Middle, Rt., Lt., Middle 5. Hurdlers Stretch – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt. 6. Hindu Buddha – Stretch, Resist, Stretch 7. Hollywood – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt. 8. Calf – Rt., Lt. 9. Achilles – Rt., Lt. 10. Arm Across – Rt., Lt. 11. Partner Up: Arms Back – 2 times 12. Standing Bow – Rt., Lt. 13. Four Way Neck Dragon Period 1. Spread Legs – Rt., Lt. 2. Lean – Rt., Lt. 3. Lunge Stretch 4. Dragon Jacks 5. Break to Indy d. Agilities 1. Forward Lunges 2. Side Lunges 3. High Knees 4. Cross Overs 5. Carioca 6. Tapeoka 7. Shuffle Punch 8. Backward Run 9. ¾ Run 10. ¾ Run
Sprints & Conditioning 1. Groups for Conditioning a. Offensive Line b. Defensive Line c. DB, LB, Kickers d. WR, RB, QB, TE 2. We will condition after AM practice during camp. There will be an Aerobic Run for players who report in poor condition after PM practice. 3. We will Condition after Monday and Tuesday Practices During the Season. Strength Training Workouts 1. We will lift four times week during camp. a. It will be circuit training. b. We will alternate arm and leg days. 2. We will lift two times a week during the season. a. It will be circuit training. b. Monday afternoon will be a leg day. c. Wednesday morning will be an arm day. 3. All workouts will last 50 min. a. Players who are late will be punished. b. Be at least 5 to 10 minutes early to every workout. 4. A variety of exercises will be performed (according to the card for that Day) with all of the following areas being addressed: - Neck - Legs/Hips/Lower Back - Chest - Upper Back - Shoulders - Upper/Lower Arms - Abdominals
TEAM POLICIES PRACTICE GUIDELINES
1. We expect a serious, at attention attitude on the field. I N T E N S I T Y!! 2. Every player will wear the prescribed uniform and there will be no exceptions. The helmet will be worn or carried at all times. NEAVER LEAVE YOUR HELMET ON THE GROUND. 3. Always jog from one group to another – NO WALKING. 4. Resting position is on one knee; again keep your helmet in your hand or keep it on. 5. No one leaves the practice field unless the Head Coach or your Position Coach gives permission. 6. If injured, report to position coach, then to trainer. 7. CONCENTRATION IN PRACTICE is a key to winning. 8. Have respect for your teammates – help each other. Great teammates “coach” one another! 9. If beat out for your position, don’t sulk – work harder and win the job back! 10. Conditioning - hands behind line and touch lines - Moaners call it “have to”. Winners make it a “want to”. - cadence - understand your role, make the starters better, work hard - get better yourself - make our TEAM BETTER!
11. Scout Team
12. Know and understand what the tempo is for each practice and drills. - Buzz: Tap off on ball carriers. Do not push people to the ground. Usually used when team is in “shells” or helmets only. - Thud: Wrap up ball carriers, stay high on all blocks. Stay on your feet and do not take ball carriers to the ground. Used when in “shells” or full gear. - Full Go: Block and tackle full go. Take ball carriers to the ground. Do not use chop blocks or crack back blocks unless defense knows that it is coming. 13. Do not wear jewelry to practice. It is for the safety of you and your teammates. Do not hand it to your coach, he has more important things to do than to worry about your jewelry.
GAME DAY GUIDELINES GAME DAY ITINERARIES
KICK-OFF Pre Game Meal Church Walk Throughs Relax and/or Travel Arrival Walk-n-Talk Specialists Tape and Dress Rest of Team Tape and Dress QB/C/LS’s Out Specialists Out Total Team Out Warm Up Individual Stretch Individual Dragon Period Skel / Full Line Team PAT/FG Punt Return to Locker Room
1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 12:03 p.m. 12:08 p.m. 12:15 p.m. 12:17 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:25 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:35 p.m. 12:40 p.m. 12:44 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:47 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 12:33 p.m. 12:38 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 12:47 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 12:55 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 1:14 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:17 p.m. 1:25 p.m. 1:28 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 12:00 Noon 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:25 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 3:03 p.m. 3:08 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:17 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 3:44 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:47 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 3:58 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 5:40 p.m. 6:03 p.m. 6:08 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:17 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:35 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 6:44 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 6:47 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 6:58 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:45 p.m.
Captains Take Field/Coin Toss 12:55 p.m. Dragons Take Field Kick-Off Shower/Visit Family Depart for TU 12:58 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m.
GAME DAY GUIDELINES PRE-GAME FIELD ORGANIZATION
Quarterbacks Outside Linebackers & Receivers
Defensive Line Offensive Line
GAME DAY GUIDELINES PLAYER CONDUCT AT GAME TIME
1. The pre-game atmosphere in the locker room is a time to continue your focus on your plan to help us win. You cannot be a distraction to others. No “horseplay” or loud talking in the locker room. Talk softly and be thinking about the game. 2. Our “charge” onto the field at the beginning of the game and at halftime is a new tradition. Those in back close ranks and stay with us. Do not saunter out. Show your intensity. 3. All players should stand along the boundary line during each kick-off. Shout encouragement to your teammates. Sideline organization and discipline is essential. 4. Every player should wear his helmet or have it in his hand at all times. Be ready to go into the game at a second’s notice. Do not throw your helmet on the ground in disgust at any time. 5. Watch the player playing your position. Learn from observation. 6. RUN ON and OFF the field, NEVER WALK. Never sit or lie down during a time out. 7. BE COURTEOUS TO ALL OFFICIALS. Only Coach Cole and designated coaches and captains speak to officials. Address them as “Sir”. 8. Be sure you have on the official N.C.A.A. equipment. Keep your mouthpiece in your mouth. 9. No talking in the huddle. 10. At half time get all equipment repairs, etc., over with immediately and then quietly wait for your coaches to meet with you. 11. DON’T TALK TO OPPONENTS DURING THE GAME. Come to play. Win the game, not the argument. 12. Demonstrate sportsmanship, not intimidation. Bring GLORY to the team, not to self. 13. Players should rush to congratulate a teammate who has made a “big” play. Enthusiasm is contagious. Pump us up. 14. Do not fight back! Do not attempt to break up a fight. Be sharp in everything you do. Remember we have been working for months, weeks, and days for this game that takes only sixty minutes. A sharp team will snap out of the huddle and run up to the line of scrimmage every play. Our sideline has become over-run with people; therefore, it must once again become a privilege and not a right to be there. We will be instituting several measures to address this. Be sure you earn the privilege to be there!
TICKET POLICY Player Comps
NCAA RULES 1. PERMISSIBLE PROCEDURES 18.104.22.168 INSTITUTIONAL CONTEST IN THE STUDENT-ATHLETE’S SPORT. An institution may provide four complimentary admissions per home or away contest to a student-athlete in the sport in which the individual participates (either practices or competes), regardless of whether the student-athlete competes in the contest. 22.214.171.124 ISSUANCE PROCEDURES. Complimentary tickets shall be distributed only to persons designated by the student-athlete who have identified themselves and signed a receipt therefor. 2. NON PERMISSIBLE PROCEDURES 126.96.36.199 SALE OF COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS. A student-athlete may not receive payment from any source for his or her complimentary admissions and may not exchange or assign them for any item of value. 188.8.131.52 PAYMENT TO A THIRD PARTY. Individuals designated by the student-athlete to receive complimentary admissions are not permitted to receive any type of payment for these admissions or to exchange or assign them for any type of value. Receipt of payment for complimentary admissions by such designated individuals is prohibited and considered an extra benefit not available to the general student body, which would render the student-athlete ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.
FOOTBALL PLAYER COMP TICKETS PROCEDURE
1. The sign-up sheet will be available beginning on Wednesday morning. Sign up during the week must be completed by Friday at 6:00 p.m. Coach Guess is in charge and you must see him for any ticket information. No changes or additions can be made after these deadlines unless signed for by Coach Cole. 2. Players will receive four (4) comp tickets for each home game. Please be careful to sign your name and clearly print the names of those who are to receive the tickets in order to avoid confusion at the gate on game day. If print is illegible, comp tickets will not be processed. 3. For home games, tickets will be distributed at the pass gate of the home contest. 4. Individuals picking up comp tickets must show proper identification (Driver’s License, Student I.D., etc) and sign for the tickets. 5. No hard tickets will be issued. A stub will be given to the individual for entrance to the Stadium and they must immediately enter the Stadium. NOTE: Additional season tickets may be acquired for parents and friends of the Dragon Football Family by becoming a member of the Dragon Football Association. As a DFA member, you family or friends are given two (2) or four (4) season tickets to home football contests, based on what level of the DFA they join.
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL TEAM TRAVEL RULES AND REGULATIONS
TU Dragons – meaning and believing in CLASS – intelligence, physical appearance and honesty will present this CLASS IMAGE on the road as we travel for games. DRESS 1. Wear your TU Adidas polo shirt, TU Adidas running suit, running shoes, and TU issued hat. A. Be well groomed. Clean-shaven, etc. B. Do not wear bandanas or excessive amounts of jewelry. ITINERARY: Keep your travel itinerary with you at all times – be early for all obligations. TEAM MEAL 1. Sit with your coach or in your assigned area. 2. Talk is to be a conversational tone. Do Not Speak Loud. 3. Have a good meal, but do not over do it. Eat what you take. BUS TRAVEL 1. The bus will leave on time. You should be at the departure location 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. 2. The first two rows behind the bus driver is reserved for the Coaches. 3. Keep the noise on the bus to a minimum, conversational tone. 4. When you leave the bus, make sure all of your belongings are with you. 5. Do not leave garbage on the bus. 6. Headphones allowable – reasonable volume. 7. All players are to travel to and from the games with the squad. If you would like to travel home with a member of your immediate family, your family member must see Coach Walendzak prior to the departure. AIR TRAVEL In Airport or Plane – No discussion of guns, bombs, etc (not even jokingly)
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL
MOTEL 1. Stay in your assigned room only. No visitors are permitted. 2. Any problems with your room – see your coach. 3. Dress appropriately at all times. A. When going to be taped on Saturday morning you must: 1. Go to be taped when the itinerary dictates for you to do so. Don’t stay in bed. 2. You must wear shoes. 3. Wear a Decent Shirt – No Torn Tee Shirts 4. Wear either long pants or nice shorts a. No Short – Shorts b. No Cuts-Offs c. Absolutely no skivvies. 4. Stay out of places you should not be. A. Hotel Lounge – OFF LIMITS B. Restaurant – OFF LIMITS C. Swimming Pool – OFF LIMITS 5. There is No reason for you to use the telephone – Do Not Use It. This includes incoming calls. Stay off the phone. The hotel keeps a record of phone calls. 6. Do not use pay television! You will be held financially responsible. 7. Do not diminish your character by stealing anything form the hotel. Your character cannot be stolen. YOU can only give it away. Traveling as a member of the TU Football Family is a privilege. Wherever you are, you must remember that not only do you represent yourself, but our football program, our institution and your family as well. Act accordingly. We the TU DRAGONS are making our statement – We are the CLASS of college football.
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL
University of Findlay August 27 Trip Summary • • We will pack the bus, do walk-thrus and eat pre-game meal on campus before departing from Tiffin via charter bus Saturday afternoon. After we beat the Oilers we will have Subway deliver our post game meal. Itinerary Saturday, August 30 (All Times are EST) 2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 6:08 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 10:20 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 11:15 p.m. Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus Walk-Thrus Bus Pre Game Meal Church Bus Arrive Tape and Dress Specialists Out Beat Findlay Shower/Visit Family Eat post game meal at Stadium Depart for Tiffin Arrive in Tiffin, Ohio Directions Tiffin to Findlay: -Take 224 West to Findlay, OH -This will turn into Tiffin Avenue and make a left onto Main Street -Then make a right onto West Main Street -Findlay High School will be on your left and Donnell Stadium is behind the high school Findlay to Tiffin: -Take West Main Street to Main Street -Make a left onto Main Street to Tiffin Avenue -Tiffin Avenue will turn into 224 East -Take 224 East to Tiffin, OH Accommodations Subway 419-425-2975
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Edinboro University September 16-17 Trip Summary • • • • We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon. We will then proceed to the Holiday Inn Downtown in Erie, Pennsylvania where we will check into our hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings. We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium. After we beat the Scots, Subway deliver our post game meal.
Friday, September 16 (All Times are EST) 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Eat Lunch on your own Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus Walk-thrus Depart for Erie Eat Dinner at Hotel Check in Hotel Free Time Unit Meetings Bed Check Saturday, September 17 (All Times are EST) 8:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 10:55 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 12:08 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Wake Up Church Pre Game Meal Walk-thrus Travel to Stadium Arrive Tape and Dress Specialists Out Beat Edinboro Shower/Visit Family Eat Subway Depart Arrive in Tiffin, OH
Accommodations Ramada Inn 18 West 18th Street Erie, PA 16501 (814) 456-2961 Contact Person: Norm Subway 814-734-1159
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL
Directions Tiffin to Erie: -53 North to Ohio Turnpike East (I-90) -Take I-90/I-71South/SR 176 South exit, exit number 170 B, towards Cleveland/Columbus -Take the I-90 East exit on the left towards Erie, PA -Take I-90 all the way to Pennsylvania -Take US-19/Peach Street Exit, exit number 24, towards Waterford -The Holiday Inn Downtown is at the corner of 18th and Peach Streets Hotel to Edinboro: -Take US-19 N/Peach Street toward Oliver Road -Take I-90 W via the ramp on the left -Take I-79 South via exit number 22A toward Pittsburgh -Take the US-6N exit, exit number 166, towards Edinboro/Albion -Turn Left onto US-6N E. -Turn Right onto PA-99/Erie Street -Turn left onto Waterford Street Edinboro to Tiffin: -Take Peach Street to US-19 -Take I-90 West to Ohio -Take the I271 S exit, Exit number 190, on the left toward Chagrin Blvd/Columbus -Merge onto I-271 Express Lane South -Take the I-480 West exit on the left toward I-480 West/I-480/Toledo -Merge onto US-422 West -US-422 West becomes I-480 West -Merge onto I-80 West toward Toledo -Take the OH-53 South Exit, exit number 91/6 toward Fremont -Merge onto OH-53 -Merge onto US-6 West -Stay straight to go onto OH-53 South -Turn Right onto Miami Street in Tiffin, OH
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Seton Hill October 7-8 Trip Summary • • • • We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon. We will then proceed to the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where we will check into our hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings. We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium. After we beat the Griffins, we will eat dinner at on their campus dining hall.
Friday, October 7 (All Times are EST) 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Eat Lunch on your own Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus Walk-thrus Depart for Greensburg Eat Dinner at Hotel Check in Hotel Free Time Unit Meetings Bed Check Saturday, October 8 (All Times are EST) 8:40 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 12:25 a.m. 1:08 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 10:20 p.m. Wake Up Church Pre-Game Meal Walk-thrus Travel to Stadium Arrive Tape and Dress Specialists Out Beat Seton Hill Shower/Visit Family Eat at Seton Hill Depart Arrive in Tiffin, OH
Accommodations Four Points Sheraton 100 Sheraton Drive Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 836-6060 Contact Person: Patti
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL
Directions Tiffin to Greensburg: -53 North to Ohio Turnpike East (I-80). -Merge onto I-76 East via the exit on the left. -Merge onto US-30 East via Exit 67 toward Greensburg. -Make a U-Turn at Old Route 30 onto US-30 W/E Pittsburgh Street -Turn right onto Sheraton Drive -End at 100 Sheraton Drive Four Points Sheraton to Seton Hill: -Go to the Bottom of the hill -Make a Right on 230 Route 30 West -Go 1/8 of a mile and Route 30 bears to the left -Stay in the Right hand lane and go to the downtown business district -Go to Eckard Drug and make a left -The Stadium is behind Eckard Drug Seton Hill to Tiffin: -Merge onto Route 30 and Go West -Merge onto I-76 West -Take I-90 West to Ohio -Take the I-271 S exit, Exit number 190, on the left toward Chagrin Blvd/Columbus -Merge onto I-271 Express Lane South -Take the I-480 West exit on the left toward I-480 West/I-480/Toledo -Merge onto US-422 West -US-422 West becomes I-480 West -Merge onto I-80 West toward Toledo -Take the OH-53 South Exit, exit number 91/6 toward Fremont -Merge onto OH-53 -Merge onto US-6 West -Stay straight to go onto OH-53 South -Turn Right onto Miami Street in Tiffin, OH
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St. Joseph’s October 14-15 Trip Summary • • • • We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon. We will then proceed to the Best Western in Monticello, Indiana where we will check into our hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings. We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium. After we beat St. Joseph’s, we will eat Subway before we depart.
Friday, October 14 (All Times are EST) 12:00 noon 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Eat Lunch on your own Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus Walk-thrus Depart for Monticello Eat Dinner at Hotel Check in Hotel Free Time Unit Meetings Bed Check Saturday, October 15 (All Times are EST) 8:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:55 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 12:08 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:20 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Wake Up Church Pre-game Meal Walk-thrus Travel to Stadium Arrive Tape and Dress Specialists Out Beat St. Joseph’s Shower/Visit Family Eat at Subway Depart Arrive in Tiffin, OH
Accommodations Best Western Brandywine Inn & Suites 728 South 6th Street Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-6333 Contact Person: Ryan Subway 219-866-8897
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL
Directions Directions to Monticello: -Take Miami Street to Route 53 -Turn Right onto Route 53 -Turn Right onto West Perry Street and continue to Follow Route 18 -Stay straight and go to US-224 -Turn Left onto OH-12/North Main Street -Turn Right onto West Main Cross Street/OH-12 -Merge onto I-75 South via ramp on the left -Take Exit 135 toward US-30/Delphos/Beaverdam -Turn Left onto East Lincoln Highway -Merge onto US-30 West -Merge onto I-469 South -Merge onto I-69 South via Exit 0A toward Indianapolis -Take the US-224 Exit (Exit 86) toward Markle/Huntington -Turn Right onto US-224 West/East Markle Road, continue to follow US-224 West -Turn Left onto East Park Drive/US-224/US-24/IN-5/IN-37 -Turn Right onto US-224/IN-5/North Jefferson Street, continue to follow IN-5/North Jefferson Street. -Turn Left onto West Illinois Road/US-24 West/IN-9 South -Turn Right onto Wabash Road/US-24 West, continue to follow US-24 West -Turn Right onto US-35/US-24 West. -Take the US-35 North Ramp -Turn Slight Right onto US-35 North/ US-24 West/ Logansport Bypass, continue to follow US-35 North / US-24 West -Take the US-24 Ramp toward Logansport/Monticello -Merge onto US-24 BR West toward Monticello -US-24 BR West becomes US-24 West -Turn Slight Left onto North Railroad Street/US-24 West -Turn Right onto US-421/US-24/West Broadway Street -Turn Right onto South 6th Street and go .6 miles to the Hotel Monticello to St. Joseph’s: -Start out going South on North 6th Street toward Hanawalt Street -Turn Right onto US-421/US-24/West Broadway Street, continue to follow US-24 -Merge onto I-65 North -Take the US-231 Exit (Exit 205) Toward Remington/Rensselaer -Turn Right onto US 231/South College Avenue -St. Joseph’s College will be on the left off of US 231 St. Joseph’s College to Tiffin: -Start out going South on US-231/South College Avenue toward West 1200 South -Merge onto I-65 North -Merge onto I-80 East/I-94 east via exit 259B toward Toledo/Detroit -Merge onto I’80 East/I-90 East via Exit 16 toward Ohio -Merge onto OH-53 South via exit 91/6 toward Fremont -Turn Right onto Miami Street
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL
Morehead State University October 28-29 Trip Summary • • • • We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon. We will then proceed to the Ramada Inn in Morehead, KY where we will check into our hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings. We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium. After we beat the Eagles, we will eat Subway before we depart.
Friday, October 28 (All Times are EST) 11:30 p.m. 12:00 noon 12:15 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Eat Lunch on your own Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus Walk-thrus Depart for Morehead Eat Dinner at Hotel Check in Hotel Free Time Unit Meetings Bed Check
Saturday, October 29 (All Times are EST) 8:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:55 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 12:08 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Wake Up Church Pre Game Meal Walk-thrus Travel to Stadium Arrive Tape and Dress Specialists Out Beat Morehead State Shower/Visit Family Eat Subway Depart Arrive in Tiffin, OH
Accommodations Ramada Inn 1698 Flemingsburg Road Morehead, KY 40351 (606) 784-7591 Contact Person: Sandy
VARSITY TEAM TRAVEL
Directions Tiffin to Ramada Inn in Morehead: -Start out going SOUTHEAST on MIAMI ST toward OH-53 / S SANDUSKY ST - Turn RIGHT onto OH-53 / S SANDUSKY ST. Continue to follow OH-53 - Merge onto US-23 S via the ramp on the LEFT - Merge onto I-270 W toward INDIANAPOLIS - Merge onto OH-315 S via EXIT 22 toward COLUMBUS - OH-315 S becomes I-71 S - Merge onto I-270 E via EXIT 101 toward US-23 / WHEELING - Merge onto US-23 S via EXIT 52 toward CIRCLEVILLE - Merge onto US-23 S toward PORTSMOUTH - Turn LEFT onto US-52 E / 11TH ST. Continue to follow US-52 E - Turn SLIGHT LEFT toward ASHLAND KY - Turn RIGHT onto US-60 W - Turn RIGHT onto US-60 - Merge onto I-64 W - Take the KY-32 exit- EXIT 137- toward MOREHEAD / FLEMINGSBURG - Turn LEFT onto KY-32 S - Make a U-TURN at PENCE BRANCH RD onto KY-32 N - End at 1698 Flemingsburg Rd Ramada Inn to Morehead State University: -Start out going NORTH on KY-32 N toward FOREST HILL DR. -Make a U-TURN at FOREST HILL DR onto KY-32 S -Turn LEFT onto UNIVERSITY BLVD. -Turn RIGHT onto EARLE CLEMENTS DR / EVANS BRANCH RD. -Stadium is straight ahead Morehead, KY to Tiffin University: -Start out going NORTH on KY-32 N toward CRAYTON JACKSON LN / DIVIDE HILLS DR. -Merge onto I-64 East -Take the US-60 exit- EXIT 181 -Turn LEFT onto US-60 -Turn LEFT onto US-60 E -Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto US-52 W -Turn RIGHT onto US-23 N / GAY ST. Continue to follow US-23 N. -Merge onto I-270 W toward I-71 / COLUMBUS -Merge onto I-71 N via EXIT 55 toward COLUMBUS -Take OH-315 N toward DAYTON -Merge onto I-270 E toward CLEVELAND -Merge onto US-23 N via EXIT 23 toward DELAWARE -Take the OH-53 / OH-67 ramp toward UPPER SANDUSKY / TIFFIN. -Turn RIGHT onto OH-53 / OH-67 / OH-53 N. Continue to follow OH-53 -Turn LEFT onto MIAMI ST
DISCIPLINE FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUCCESS
Over the years, college football has evolved from the now outlawed “flying wedge” kick-off return, the “Single Wing” offensive formation and the “Straight 50” defense to the “Double Wall Return”, the “West Coast Offense” and “Zone Blitzes” and back again. Also, players have changed from two-way all around players to run down only backs and pass rush specialists. However, there are a few things that haven’t changed in over 100 years of college football. They are and forever will be the building blocks of success. The building blocks are:
The team that executes their blocking assignment the best and tackles the ball carrier the best usually wins.
BLOCKING AND TACKLING TURNOVERS PENALTIES
The team that has the best ball security and creates the most turnovers almost always wins.
The team that has fewest penalties and doesn’t hurt itself has a much better chance of winning.
The team that wins the field position battle via a good kicking game puts itself in a great position to win.
SPECIAL TEAMS BIG PLAYS
The team that makes the earning of every inch a chore for the opposing offense and scores with big plays can turn the tides in a game versus an evenly matched opponent.
All of these building blocks can be attributed to one attainable characteristic, one virtue that we must strive to achieve. That key to our success is
DISCIPLINE IS WHAT YOU DO WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING! IT’S BEING CONSIDERATE OF THE OTHER PERSON. HAVING GOOD PERSONAL HABITS. YOU ARE POLITE, ON TIME, TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS WITH PRIDE. WE MUST BE DISCIPLINED AS INDIVIDUALS FIRST, AND THEN AS A TEAM A DISCIPLINED PLAYER: 1. Knows the importance of BEING ON TIME. 2. Hard work in practice has taught him the value of regular hours and good training habits. 3. Has learned that the TEAM comes before himself. This strengthens his character as he is sometimes called upon to sacrifice for others. 4. Has learned to take orders; in taking orders he learns how to give them. 5. Knows discipline is the essence of every successful organization; as a member of the team, he understands the need for it. 6. Has learned that many of these things establish a degree of self-discipline. A DISCIPLINED FOOTBALL TEAM: 1. Doesn’t beat itself by mistakes. 2. Keeps penalties to a minimum. 3. Is always ready to play – INTENSITY. 4. Has the guts to come back from behind. 5. Rises above adversity. 6. Never, never quits.
DISCIPLINE DISCIPLINE ISSUES
Once training camp begins, the following discipline outline will be enacted. To be fair, we want you to know exactly what you will encounter if you violate team rules. Any violations will be cause for punishment at the discretion of the position coach or Head Coach. 1. Procedures • The Head Coach and Position Coaches will be responsible for establishing what is a violation of team rules or policy. Position coaches will be responsible for executing punishments. • If a player has been in trouble often, the player in question will have a conference with his position coach and Coach Cole to discuss the situation. Coach Cole will then decide what course of action will be followed. Possible outcomes include team service, conditioning punishment, suspension, or dismissal. 2. Meetings, Practice, Weight Lifting and Morning Conditioning • Any conflicts with a meeting or practice session must be dealt with three (3) days prior to the obligation with your position coach. • If a last minute and unavoidable circumstance arises where you will be late for an obligation you must make a phone call to the football office prior to the beginning of the obligation to notify the coaching staff that you are on your way but you will be late. Habitual informed tardiness will eventually be dealt with as an offense and you will be punished. • If you are late or absent for an obligation without permission you will be punished for your decision to act irresponsibly. 3. Study Table, Learning Center Appointments, and Individual Study Sessions • Any conflicts with study table or a learning center appointment must be dealt with three (3) days prior to the meeting with your position coach. • If a last minute and unavoidable circumstance arises where you will be late for an academic obligation you must make a phone call to the football office prior to the beginning of the obligation to notify the coaching staff that you are on your way but you will be late. Habitual informed tardiness will eventually be dealt with as an offense and you will be punished. • If you are late or absent for an academic obligation without permission you will be punished for your decision to act irresponsibly.
4. Other Items There are several behavior problems that have become disciplinary issues in the past. Special attention will the paid to the following behaviors to ensure that all team members are adhering to team policy. a) Game Day Attire – All players should be dressed in the Adidas gear that has been issued for game day. Shirts should be tucked in, pants should be pulled up, and running shoes or sandals should be worn. b) Game Uniform – All players should be dressed according to NCAA rules. Players are to wear game socks that are issued. Jerseys are not to be taped up. Shoes are not to be covered with a pair of game socks. c) Walk-throughs – Players are expected to be quiet during walk-throughs. If you are not involved in the drill you should be off to the side, paying attention, with your mouth closed. Horseplay and “grab-ass” will result in your removal from the practice. d) Meeting Rooms – All players should sit up, be attentive, and should not litter the floor with garbage, pre-wrap, or tape. e) Parking – All players should park in designated parking area, within the yellow lines. Parking is not permitted on the grass in front of the locker room. If you park illegally and your car is being ticked or towed during the meeting and you chose to leave the meeting room you will be counted as being absent from the meeting. f) Transportation – Players should not ride in the back of pick-up trucks on the way to or from practice. It is dangerous and against the law. Players should obey speed limits on the driveway at the practice facility and should utilize a reasonable minimum speed. g) Practice Gear – Appropriate practice gear must be worn at all time. Socks should be white as issued by equipment manager. Do not wear socks, sweat pants, or running tights that are colors other than what is assigned to be worn. h) T-shirts/shorts, sweats, and Equipment – Respect the belongings of other people and do not “borrow”, steal, or use another person’s belongings without their permission. i) j) Pre-practice – Players are expected to be fully dressed and ready to go when the prepractice period begins. Tobacco Products – It is an NCAA violation to consume tobacco products during any Tiffin University Athletic Department function. In addition it is against Tiffin University policy to use tobacco on any institution-owned property. Adherence to these rules will be strictly enforced.
k) Profanity – Players and coaches should utilize appropriate and acceptable language at all times. Loud, profane, excessive, and offensive language will not be tolerated. Racial slurs between members of the same minority groups are viewed as offensive as racial slurs from members of different ethnic backgrounds, and therefore will not be tolerated.
l) Salutations – Treat coaches, administration, faculty, and staff with respect. Do not address individuals by their last name without a salutation. Address coaches as “Coach”, faculty as “Professor” or “Doctor”, and administrators as “Doctor”, “Mr.”, or “Ms.”
m) Study Table- Study table is a structured quite time to read, study, or do homework. Do not ask to go to the library, work on the computer, or get together with a work group. Those activities should be planned on your own time. If you don’t like this arrangement the only way to avoid it is to get better grades and get off of study table. n) Treatment – You are not excused from any football obligation due to an injury or illness until you have seen the trainer. Do not miss an obligation based on a self-diagnosed malady. See the trainer as soon as you feel ill or that you are injured. 5. Punishment • First Offense – Individual early morning workout with position coach. Minimum duration 20 minutes. • Second Offense – Individual early morning workout with position coach. Minimum duration 40 minutes. • Third Offense – Individual early morning workout with position coach. Minimum duration 60 minutes. Disclaimer • Being a part of this team is a privilege, not a right.
• Tiffin University Administration and the Head Football Coach reserve the right to remove that privilege at any time over any discipline issue.
TEAM SPIRIT TIFFIN UNIVERSITY FIGHT SONG AND ALMA MATER
TIFFIN UNIVERSITY FIGHT SONG We are the Tiffin Dragons, and we’re out to win; We have an old tradition to which we owe our kin; The Green and Gold will battle ‘til victory rings through; We always stand behind our team from old TU.
TIFFIN UNIVERSITY ALMA MATER ‘Tis the place where I have grown, where my heart resides. Green and Gold I long for you, You’re my Tiffin pride. You’re my Tiffin University, You’re my Tiffin home! Every where that I shall go, there you shall be, Leading us in life’s parade, All this due to thee! You’re my Tiffin University, You’re my Tiffin home! Memories we’ll keep of you as our lives move on, While your spirit points the way, Onward to the dawn! You’re my Tiffin University, You’re my Tiffin home
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