Kingsland Football Program
Expectations and Responsibilities
When you are a member of the Kingsland Football program, you are responsible for representing yourself, our team, our school and our community.
MAKE THEM PROUD!
Commitment: You are expected to fulfill your commitment in participating in practice, meetings, events and fundraisers.
Requirements before 1st Practice: You need to complete the following:
- Up to date physical on file in the office
- Activity fee paid
- Attend the PAC Meeting
- Fill out all MSHSL forms and Parent Permission Form
Practice and Conduct:
All players are expected to be at every practice and conduct themselves in a positive manner. Consequences for a missed practice, missed game, missed team event or conduct unbecoming during practice, games or team events are as follows:
1st Unexcused- 2 quarters of playing time
2nd Unexcused- 1 game suspension
3rd Unexcused- 2 game suspension
4th Unexcused- Dismissal
*Players are also expected to be on time to practice, games and team functions. Extra conditioning will be assigned to players coming late to practice, games, or team functions.
Our expectations are “If you are early you are on time, if you are on time you are late, and if you are late you are left!”
Riding the Bus: All players must ride the bus to the game. It is also expected that players will ride home with the team as well. This expectation is to allow us to celebrate as a team after a win or reflect as a team on the bus ride home after a loss.
Academics: We will follow the Kingsland policy regarding academic performance for student-athletes. If you have a failing grade in a class you will be expected to attend study sessions before school and work on Wednesdays during early release. School comes first! If you need help try to arrange a meeting with a teacher before school. If this is not possible please speak to Coach Stinson or your specific team coach.
MSHSL Violations: Violations of the district substance abuse policy and other MSHSL violations will not be tolerated! If you want to participate on our team you must follow these rules.
Varsity Lettering: This will be determined by the coaching staff. To letter players must play in one half of all quarters played during the season. If a player participates in the Kingsland Football Program for four years they will receive a varsity letter.
Example: 9 Games = 36 quarters, 18 quarters = letter
7th & 8th grade- The philosophy at the 7th and 8th grade level is to develop skills and encourage participation. Efforts shall be made to have everyone play. The coaching staff will work to provide playing time to each player. Other factors may affect playing time though such as: behavior, hard work, attendance, willingness to be coached and academic progress.
9th, Junior-Varsity & Varsity- Starting at the 9th grade level, playing time will be increasingly based on the team’s best chance to win along with other factors including, but not limited to ones listed for 7th and 8th grade participants. Coaches will play as many players as possible while still providing the team the best chance to win.
*Playing time at the varsity level is non-negotiable.
In collaboration with the school, Parents are the most influential part of a student athlete’s performance.
We will follow the school’s policy on speaking with a coach about playing time or other concerns.
The information above is the outline for the Kingsland Football Program at Kingsland High School. Please recognize the above information is the centerpiece on how we will build the program. The student athlete and parents are an integral part of the puzzle. By signing below you are agreeing to the information provided above.