2015 Football Student Athlete Information
Posted 07/22/2015 09:47AM

Valley Christian Football 2015

Dear Parents and Athletes,

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of you to another year of football at Valley Christian. As is our tradition, we are sending you this letter because of your expressed interest in being a part of the football program for the 2015 season. We are truly excited to begin another year and continue to build on the God-honoring traditions in our football program. Please read this packet carefully as it contains important information and dates for the upcoming season. If you have any questions after reading through the packet, please call the athletic office at 408.513.2455

Spirit Packs:

All Valley Christian football players will be responsible for buying a “spirit pack”. The JV and freshmen spirit pack will consist of shorts, a T-shirt, game socks and a practice jersey for $50.00. 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 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 wants to buy a new jersey the following season. If your student is wearing the same home varsity jersey as last year, the cost of your spirit pack is $50.00. If your student has either changed his number or lost his jersey the cost will be $145.00. Please make checks payable to VCHS and turn in your spirit pack money on or before the first day of practice.

Athletes will not receive their practice jerseys until the spirit pack fees have been paid. If the fees for spirit packs pose a significant financial strain on your family, please contact Coach Machado to work out alternative arrangements.

Important reminders:

Physical forms should be turned in to the athletic office by Friday August 7th, (PRINTABLE ATHLETIC PHYSICAL FORM)Players will not be able to participate in practice until completed physical forms have been received.

Important dates:

Monday July 27th

The athletic department will be offering physicals on this date by appointment from 6:00-8:30 P.M. for any student who does not have a physical. The cost of the physical is $50. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the athletic department at 408.513.2455

Monday July 27th – August 7th

Completely optional strength & conditioning sessions for freshman – seniors:

  • These two weeks are a great time for families to get away for rest, relaxation, and family time before the start of the school year. However, knowing some students will wish to continue workouts, the workout facility will remain open for prescribed workouts. All students will be allowed the opportunity to continue summer strength and conditioning program. The entire workout will take approximately 60 minutes and students are allowed to come any time in the 11:00-2:00 window that fits their schedule. Football coaches will not be present unless they are a member of the HPC staff and attendance will not be taken. Valley Christian football players and other Valley Christian athletes are neither implicitly nor explicitly expected to attend.

Monday August 10

Any JV or varsity player who did not receive their equipment at summer camp must meet at Coach Hitchman’s office:

JV – 11am

V – 10am

Tuesday August 11

All varsity football players are to report to the football stadium at 1:00pm for meetings and to receive game uniforms, picture forms etc. We will not practice or wear pads on this day but we will have informational meetings. Varsity players should expect the day to last until 3:00.

Wednesday August 12

All varsity football players should report to the stadium by 9:30am for team and individual pictures in uniform.

Junior varsity players should arrive at 10:00am to receive uniforms & for team and individual pictures.

The pictures forms were distributed at the strength and conditioning class but are also available in the athletic office if lost or misplaced. The day should be over by noon

Thursday August 13


Friday August 14

First day of practice for all varsity and JV players.

Double day

Players should be taped, dressed and on the field by 1:00.

First practice 1:00-3:00

Second practice is 6:00-8:00

No practice or meetings for freshmen

Saturday August 15

JV & Varsity will practice from 9:00-12:00

Sunday August 16

All players and coaches are encouraged to come together at the stadium for an hour of prayer and dedication. We will share a time of devotion, prayer and commitment for all that awaits the Valley Christian Warriors from 3:00-4:00. Coach Hitchman will lead this time and ask that you join them for this hour as we ask God to inspire and bless us for the season ahead.

Monday August 17

Double day

Players should be taped, dressed and on the field by 1:00.

First practice is 1:00-3:00

Second practice is 6:00-8:00

No practice or meetings for freshmen

Tuesday August 18

Varsity and JV practice from 3:00-6:00

No practice or meetings for freshmen

Wednesday August 19

Double day

Players should be taped, dressed and on the field by 1:00.

First practice is 1:00-3:00

Second practice is 6:00-8:00

No practice or meetings for freshmen

Thursday August 20

Varsity and JV practice from 3:00-6:00

Freshmen meet in classroom above HPC from 3:00-5:00 to have brief meetings, make sure paperwork is completed etc.

Freshmen will not practice on this day

Friday August 21

JV & Varsity begin their normal after school practice routine. The routine varies by team and the head coach of each team will relay information. All teams will generally practice until at least 5:30 each day. This schedule will continue throughout the rest of the season. No equipment will be issued after school once the school year begins since Coach Hitchman will need to be at practice. He will issue gear during lunch by appointment.

This is the first day that freshmen will practice. Practice will end at approximately 6:00

Saturday August 22

All teams practice from 9:00-12:00

Friday August 28

Mandatory JV & Varsity Parent Meeting in theatre 5PM

JV & Varsity scrimmage vs Wilcox 6PM

Saturday August 29

Varsity and JV film and walkthrough from 10:00-1:00

Freshman practice from 9:00-12:00

During the team’s practice, the coaches, the athletic department, and the Positive Coaching Alliance will hold an exciting and interactive workshop for ALL freshmen parents. Among other things, this time will be a great opportunity to hear from the coaches, meet fellow football parents, learn about the football program and opportunities for athletes at the college level. It is an expectation that at least one parent attend this workshop but we would strongly encourage both parents to attend if possible. The workshop will begin at 9:15 in the Main gym at Valley Christian and will end by 11:45. If for some reason at least one parent is not able to attend, please contact the athletic department at 408.513.2455 to make alternate arrangements to get the important information to be shared.

Monday September 7 (Labor Day)

All teams should plan on practicing on Labor Day in the afternoon (likely at 2:00) even though there is no school.

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