I'm sure that by now you have all heard that the 2020 Football Season has been delayed until Spring 2021. I know this isn't what we wanted to happen, but it is the reality we now face. I don't have the details yet of how it's going to work, but it looks like we will be able to have some practices and training this fall. This past summer we had awesome turnout and enthusiasm at both the summer practices and summer lifting. The important thing now is that we don't lose that momentum as a program. We need to keep that going through the fall so when our time comes in the spring we are ready to have the fantastic season that I know we were about to have. We will continue to have Captain's practices through next week. By then I hope to have a better idea about what the fall will look like. Don't drift away from your teammates and your preparation over the coming months. Lions stick together in their pride. I promise you, we will find a way to come through all this even better as a team and program.
More details to come....
Captain's Practice has been canceled for the week of August 10-14.
The 2020 FOOTBALL My Team Shop has been reopened through August 11. Follow the link below to view the Lions Football shop
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If you were unable to make the 2020 Lions Football Player and Parent Meeting, you can still view the presentation. Click on the icon below to view the PDF.
Happy Easter. I know right now, with the virus, everything is unsettled, and nobody knows when we can get back to normal. But If you think back to the very first Easter Sunday, it came two days after everything seemed lost and hopeless to those original followers of Jesus. I'm sure none of them knew what was going to happen next, they were unsure and felt lost. But only a few days later everything was reborn, and they found their way.
Regarding football I don't have a timetable for when everything can get back on track. The MN State High School League and school ADs are focusing on if they can save the 2020 spring sports seasons right now. But I know, and have faith that things will get better, and soon enough we will be able to get back on the field together. As soon as I hear anything, I promise I will share with you all right away.
I also know that we are basically at the halfway point of the off-season between the 2019 Banquet and the start of official football on August 17th. It's going fast, and if we want to be great this season, we need to put in the work now. I know your options are limited, but find a way, anyway, to work on your strength and conditioning. Anything you can do is better than doing nothing. People who are successful always find a way. Improvise, adapt and overcome.
For some workout ideas at home go to https://playfootball.nfl.com/ They are releasing new videos all time for exercises and training you can do while stuck at home. Reach out to me or your position coaches for ideas if you are stuck as to what to do.
Stay safe and healthy. Be positive and keep the faith.
Dear Lions Football Parents,
The news this week about a postponed season is disappointing to many, most especially our sons and seniors. We are thankful there is a spring season where we have an opportunity to compete. We are proud of the positive attitudes of players to make most of fall, off-season, and upcoming spring season—a testimony to their dedication and love for football, coaches, and parent leadership.
The Lions Football Boosters is attentively working and is moving optimistically toward the spring season to support the team. Coach Rooney will provide more updates as information becomes available regarding schedules, fall practices, and overall plans.
Lions Football Boosters will do all we can to insure the spring season is as enthusiastic and supported as a regular fall season. The board has been diligently working to secure program advertisements for funding and adjusting the pasta dinner and banquet plans for spring. Here are important items for you as Lions Football moves forward:
Pasta Dinners sign up is temporarily closed and will reopen in March. For those who have signed up and paid, you have the option to keep your sign up for the spring or request a refund and resign up.
Booster Club Memberships will remain open for sign up. We encourage any and all support for the team.
Heggie’s Pizza Sales is back! We will continue selling Heggie’s pizzas in the fall for fall distribution. The players are encouraged to sell pizzas to family, neighbors, and friends as we stock our freezers for the fall and winter. More details to come!
End of Season Football Banquet will be adjusted to the spring and is anticipated to occur shortly after the season concludes.
Let’s continue the positive support toward Lions Football! Thank you and GO LIONS!
Lions Football Boosters
The Lions Football Booster Club was formed to provide financial contributions to the football program. The money raised is primarily from our families becoming “Booster Members” and by sponsorships in the game program. Funds raised by the Booster Club is used to fund a wide variety of items to help improve your sons’ football experience.
It takes all of us to create a fun season for the football team. Please consider volunteering at one of the Boosters' events. Click here to see the volunteer opportunities available.
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