Kingsland Knights Football 2018





Head Football Coach Brent Stinson

(507) 429-9306


Varsity Philosophy

The philosophy for the Kingsland Knights Varsity Football Program is to compete at a high level. We will play the 11 players on the field that give us the best chance to compete at a high level. The program will focus on player and character development along with on field skill development. This will be done using The Greater Game and How Good Do You Want to be books. Our goal is to compete at a high level and promote the three pillars of our program.

Program Goal: Student athletes will be better prepared to meet the needs of today by being involved with football. Students will learn applicable life lessons through involvement with football.

Program Pillars

Year 1: Finish- All we do, assignments, practice and game repetitions.

Year 2: Fight-embrace our hard work on and off the field

Year 3: Family-building a culture of unity through commitment.

Year 4: Sustainability-build on our 3F’s in the ground.

Year 5: Blaze a Trail. Continue to build the program based on year 1-4.


How this is done

  1. Academic Success and Accountability
  2. Weight Room Year Round Commitment
  3. Importance of Team Camp, Summer Practices
  4. Leadership Opportunities and Mentorship
  5. Youth Programs Promote Fundamentals and Team Elements


Junior High Philosophy (7th and 8th Grade)

Junior High Program Mission Statement:

Our mission is to develop a love of the game of football and develop fundamental skills.

Junior High Playing Time Philosophy: Efforts shall be made to have everyone play.

Goal: To have fun playing the game of football.

  1. To build excitement in all players.
  2. To build numbers to feed into the high school program.
  3. To teach the fundamentals of football.
  4. To implement the basic offensive and defensive philosophies of the high school program.
  5. To develop the right balance between academics and athletics
  6. To display the right character in the classroom and on the field.

Kingsland Knights Football

General Information


  • BE EARLY! Being on time is considered being late, being early is considered being on time. We will start on schedule; if you are late you're absent.
  1. For Every Minute Late, the Whole team will run 1-100 yard sprint.
  • Players will address all adults as "Coach".
  • All equipment problems will be dealt with immediately before practice.
  • Injured players are required to be at practice.
  • Players must communicate absences 24 hours in advance to Coach Stinson prior to being gone. Not all absences will be excused. If you are sick and stay home, your parents need to call Coach Stinson at (507) 429-9306 and leave him a message ahead of the practice time.
  • We will follow the Minnesota State High School League Policy and Kingsland Handbook for academics and policies.
  • Being sent out of class----------you miss 1 quarter. Repeated Offense doubles penalty time.
  • Excused vs Non excused Absence.
    • Excused absence are allowed, families must let Coach Stinson know 24 hours in advance. Examples: Doctor’s Appointments, Funerals, Meet with Teacher.
      • Players will not lose playing time, but are expected to make up missing conditioning work.
      • Families shall aim to set up appointments prior to the season and/or after practice.
      • Students must provide coaches with a signed note from the teacher they met with.
    • Not excused absences are not permissible in this program.
      • 1st unexcused absence- speak with Coach Stinson.
      • 2nd unexcused absence- miss 1 half of the next game
      • 3rd unexcused absence- miss the next two games.
      • 4th unexcused absence- dismissal from team.

Remember, when you join a team, you are making a commitment. Other people are counting on you to do your job. Take this responsibility seriously.

When you miss a practice, you have missed out on the hard work and conditioning from that practice. To make up for that missed work, you will have to do the following conditioning.

Excused absence – 10 40’s

Unexcused absence – 20 40’s

Unexcused late arrival – 1-100 yard sprint for the team per 1 minute late.

---This conditioning will need to be made up before you are allowed to participate in the next game.



Kingsland Football

Lettering Policy

*Automatic Letter to all players on the varsity roster if the team makes the SECTION FINALS.*

-The Kingsland 9-12 lettering system will be based upon

-Varsity Quarters Played (Must Participate in 20)

-Academic Eligibility (a player must remain eligible to receive)

-Coaching Staff Nomination

On the field


  • We will all look alike and play with team unity.
  • We will play with high character and demonstrate proper sportsmanship at all times.
  • Kingsland Football Program will respect officials, host sites and opposing fans at all times of the contest.


  • Captains will be elected through player vote and Coaches Input.
    • If at any point a Captain has a violation, they are no longer a captain.
    • There will be 4 elected captains.
    • 3 Captains will be made prior to season, 1 after the second week of camp in August.

Academic Standards

Kingsland High School is known for their commitment to academics.

The students will be tracked once a week during the season to maintain academic progress toward graduation.

Academic sheets will be due Thursday of the game week before walk thru.

The whole team will run 1-100 yard sprint for every missing assignment on Academic Tracker Sheets.

The Kingsland Football program will demonstrate the right attitude and conduct toward academics. Students will be given time for study tables on Wednesday during early release time.


Parental Support/Policy

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.

Handbook Policy

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.