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Pride points show off your off-season work ethic and dedication to your personal improvement in the name of our football team. At two different points in the off-season, team members with the highest point totals, at that time, will have priority of choice- regardless of being a Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman.
June 2 August 14 Equipment Handout (First pick of locker, helmet/facemask, shoulder pads, etc.) Pick of Jersey Number
Point Requirements to Make the Team
Varsity JV Frosh Note: Must have 250 points by August 18th. Must have at least half (125 points) by June 6. Must have 200 points by August 18th. No point requirement to make the team, points do count towards incentives. At least 100 points MUST come from weight room or on-field workouts.
How to Earn Points
December, January, February
60 points 1 or 2 points
March, April, May
Participating in a Winter Sport Speed and/or Strength workouts (2 points for champion effort, 1 point for participation) Participating in a Spring sport Football Literature (Points received after passing verbal test with Coach Plaa) Every A grade at end of 3rd AND 4th Quarter (30 points possible each quarter) Every O Citizenship at the end of 3rd AND 4th Quarter (30 points possible each quarter) For every completed 4th Quarter Friday grade check Speed and/or Strength workouts (2 points for champion effort, 1 point for participation) Discount Card Fundraiser- one point per card sold Individual Football Camp (on your own) Team Camp (with Downey) For every full-page ad sold in our Media Guide ($250 or equivalent) Parent/guardian joining the Booster Club For every Downey Boosters Fireworks $20 Fireworks Pre-Sale Card Sold Per 2 hour shift worked by parent/guardian in Boosters Fireworks Booth Speed and/or Strength workouts (2 points for champion effort, 1 point for participation) Per game of Passing Tournaments or Passing League For community service (must be pre-arranged with Coach Plaa)
80 points 25 points 5 points 5 points 2 points 1 or 2 points 1 point
June, July, August
50 points 50 points 50 points 10 points 5 points 5 points 1 or 2 points 1 point Varies