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.
Head Football Coach
2019 Spring Update
Dear Lions Football Families,
Spring is finally upon us (I hope). And that means that the start of the 2019 Football Season is not that far off. I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to our 2019 Season Player and Parent Meeting which is at 5:00PM on Sunday May 19th at Providence Academy in the Great Room. The meeting is open to all parents and players who will be in grades 9-12 next fall and playing JV/Varsity Football. We will cover multiple items, but the main purposes of the meeting are the following:
Once the presentation portion is completed, I will be available for a “meet and greet” and to be accessible to answer any questions you may have.
Secondly, I want to get the word out that the online registration for football opens on Monday, May 6th. Providence Academy Assistant AD Sarah Melhorn has revamped the online registration process to make this process go even smoother. The goal is to have as many players as possible registered during this enrollment period which runs until May 26th. The registration link is found on the Providence Academy school website under the “Athletics” tab and will open on May 6th.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting on May 19th!
Head Football Coach