Dear Valley Christian Football Families,
We are excited to welcome you to another year of football at Valley Christian High School! It is our tradition to post this letter for all families of players interested in being a part of the football program for the 2019 season. It is our privilege to work with each of your student-athletes and to continue to build on the God-honoring traditions this program is founded upon.
Please read this packet carefully as it contains important information and dates for the upcoming season. If you have any questions after reading the letter in its entirety, please call the VCHS Athletic Office at (408) 513-2455.
All Valley Christian football players will be responsible for buying a “spirit pack”. The JV and freshman spirit pack will consist of team shorts, team T-shirt, game socks and a practice jersey for $60.00. These items are for the athletes to keep.
The spirit pack for Varsity athletes will be significantly different, as the Varsity players will also be buying their NEW 2019 pro-style Home game jerseys. The cost for the Varsity spirit pack will be $145.00. The game jersey for the Varsity players should be a one-time purchase unless the student-athlete wants to buy a new jersey each season.
This year, football players will be billed for their spirit packs via “Your VCS Account.” In the coming days, keep an eye out for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the online payment of fees at VCS, please CLICK HERE.
Athletes will not receive their practice jerseys (and therefore cannot practice) until the spirit pack fees have been paid.
A complete Physical Examination Form must be submitted to the Athletic Office in order for any athlete to participate in any sport at Valley Christian High School. Sports physicals are kept on file for one (1) calendar year and must be valid through the entire season of sport (i.e. we do not accept physicals that expire mid-season). Players will not be able to participate in practice until a completed physical form has been turned in. All forms can be found online by visiting www.GoWarriors.net, click on “Resources”, then “Forms”.
Important Football Dates
Thursday, August 8
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Picture Day, Varsity and JV only
11:00 AM: Varsity and JV players that have not yet received pads should arrive no later than 11:00 AM to receive equipment and locker assignments.
11:30 AM: Varsity players arrive for pictures
12:00 PM: JV players arrive for pictures
In order to order pictures, please turn in a completed picture form with payment directly to the photographer.
After pictures, teams will have meetings where practice jerseys will be distributed to students who have completed all necessary paperwork and have paid their fees. Parents should expect the day to last until approximately 3:00 PM.
Friday, August 9
3:00 – 6:00 PM: First day of practice for Varsity and JV
Saturday, August 10
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on campus: Double Day practice for Varsity and JV
9:00 – 11:00: First practice
2:00 – 4:00: Second practice
During double day sessions, players should expect to arrive on campus an hour before the first practice begins to allow time to get dressed, meet, tape, and/or rehab. Players should bring water and lunch for in-between practice sessions.
Monday, August 12
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM on campus: Double Day practice for Varsity and JV
1:00 – 3:00: First practice
6:00 – 8:00: Second practice
Tuesday August 13
3:00 – 6:00 PM: Practice for Varsity and JV
1:30 – 2:30: First team meeting for freshmen
Immediately following the Freshman Sunrise orientation event, freshman football players are to report to the football stadium at 1:30 PM for a team meeting. Parents do not attend this meeting. During this time, players will sign in, be introduced to coaches, and learn program-wide expectations. Freshmen will not go on the field this day. Players will be dismissed around 2:30. Those that have not yet received pads will be given equipment and assigned lockers after the meeting.
Wednesday August 14
First day of school for VCHS. Normal after-school practice routine commences for Varsity, JV, and Freshmen*. Practices are approximately 3:00 – 5:30 PM.
First day of practice for freshmen: All freshman football players must report to the stadium by 3:00 for a team meeting. After the meeting, players will have time to dress, get taped, etc. before starting practice for the day. Practice will start around 4:00 and will end around 6:00 PM.
Saturday, August 24
10:00 AM: Mandatory Parent Chalk Talk for all parents of VCHS football players (Varsity, JV, and Freshmen), in the High School Theater. This is a time for the coaches to share their thoughts and expectations, and is a great opportunity for parents to ask questions and learn ways they can help. Those who attend the Parent Chalk Talk will also receive:
one-time access to any potential spirit pack closeout sale items
Exclusive opportunity to sign up for the Warrior Athletic Family Pass (grants immediate family members free admission to all on-campus regular season sporting events, e.g. football, basketball, volleyball, etc.)