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1 MCHS Spartan Football 2014 Spartan-Family-Win

2 Spartan Tradition Hall of Fame Coach- Dave Mattio 20 IHSA Playoff Appearances A State Champions A State Runner-Up 2000 Prep Bowl Champions Multiple NFL Players Currently Dennis Kelly with The Philadelphia Eagles

3 Rebuilding The Program Program Program Emphasis moving forward – Program Numbers – Player Retention – Youth Program Awareness This program will return to its former dominance, this will not happen overnight, but we’ve already taken a step in the right direction Spartan-Family-Win

4 Freshman Staff Head Coach Josh Howe ‘07’ Tony DeCarlo Josh Forney ‘07’

5 Sophomore Staff Head Coach Dave Seneker Matt Dee ‘07’ Bob Novak Dan Jordan

6 Varsity Staff Jerry Verde ‘95’ Mike Taylor Andy Delaurentis ‘95’ Mike Turay Milt Seaton

7 Spartan Coaching Staff Expects Total Commitment Help Build Player’s Character Issues with- Academics/Social/Substance, We are here to help, whenever possible Playing Time and Strategy is non-negotiable We are here to win- Best players, that earn trust, play

8 Spartan Philosophy “Football is a privilege, not a guaranteed right. Academics, Commitment and Discipline inside and outside the classroom is an expectation. We will not throw away the whole to make exceptions for the few.”

9 Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs…ect. For many now it is a way of life, but anything written lives on forever… Any post that embarrasses the program or taunts an opponent= loss of 1 Quarter Any post where a player is depicted with Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons, Gang Affiliation, or of a Graphic Sexual nature=Removal from program

10 1 st Class Costs $ Equipment, Helmet alone costs $250 Quality Camp Gear Technology- HUDL, Cameras, Equipment Team Meal Coaches- Summer Unpaid… $ Sources= Camp & TPC

11 Safety The Spartan coaching staff reserves the right to hand out equipment only when a young person has proven to the best of our knowledge and observations that they will be putting themselves in a competitive situation and not a dangerous situation. Freshman/Sophomore Levels have a non-cut approach, as long as rules are followed and commitment is shown. Varsity too welcomes all, but has less “chances” as under- classmen teams

12 Safety! Concussions Safety is our top priority All Players have a cognitive base line test In the case of injury, protocol is followed Best Equipment, Best Practices for Prevention Summer- 10 Days of Helmets only New Research dispels myths and hysteria Please do not compare High School to Pros!

13 Dates to Remember/Requests May 29 th All School Physical June 4 th Day 1 for Varsity June 9 th Day 1 for Sophomores June 16 th Day 1 for Freshmen ALL Physicals Must Be Updated! August 11 th (Monday!) begins FALL season Tail Power Classic- June 6th Varsity Team Meal Organization- TBA Fall Sports Evening Meeting- August 25 th -7PM

14 College Recruiting Dispel Myth and Misinformation Recruiting is based upon – 1- Talent/Size/Speed/Strength – 2-Grades/ACT – 3-Character – 4-Exposure- Quality Programs draw interest.

15 Myths/Truths 1- High School Coaches give out college scholarships- NO. 2- “I would have received a scholarship, but Coach doesn’t like me”- False 3- “I can get my grades right- my Senior year”- It’s Too Late 4- “My Stats are so good that my size doesn’t matter”- It does (Season Honors don’t help...) 5- You must have the grades to be considered!

16 Size vs. Talent Size and Speed are often more important to college coaches than statistics- sometimes even talent. Division 1 Average sizes, there are exceptions but they are few Position Needed Size Needed Speed(laser) QB6”2+4.8 sec. RB6” sec. WR6”24.5 sec. O Line6” sec. D Tackle6” sec. D End6”3+4.8 sec. Linebacker 6”2 or more4.7 sec. DB6”04.5 sec.

17 College Core-Course Requirements 4 years English 3 years math (Algebra I or higher) 2 years natural/physical science ( 1 year of lab if offered by high school) 1 year additional English, math or natural/physical science 2 years social science 4 years additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy) 16 Core Courses

18 Grade Point Average Core course calculation: – Calculated the grade point average of your core courses on a scale. Only the best grades will be used. The Clearinghouse assigns the following values to each letter grade: A – 4 points C - 2 points B – 3 points D – 1 point Plus or Minus will not be used to calculate your core-course grade-point average.

19 To be certified by the Clearinghouse, a student must: 1. Graduate from high school. Interested students should apply during the senior year for certification before graduation if they wish to participate in athletics as a freshman in college. The Clearinghouse will issue a preliminary certification report when all materials are submitted. After graduation, the Clearinghouse will review final transcripts to make a final certification decision according to NCAA standards.

20 To be certified by the Clearinghouse, a student must: Meet the NCAA Qualifications Takes Your Core GPA + your ACT score It is a Sliding Scale Aiming points Core GPA with a 20 ACT.

21 Scholarship Ratios Approximately 6.0 percent, or less than 1 in 16 of all high school senior boys playing interscholastic football will go on to play football at a NCAA member institution (all levels of competition -D1, D2, D3 & NAIA). NCAA FBS schools are allowed 85 total scholarships per year. There are 120 NCAA FBS schools Maximum of scholarships

22 Availability On the average, each NCAA FBS school will offer 25 scholarships per year That means there are 3000 scholarships offered each year to high school seniors and Junior College transfers There are 71 NJCAA football programs with approximately 60 players on each team. That’s over 4200 more athletes competing for scholarships In the U.S., there are approximately 300,000 Seniors in high school playing football each year. That is 304,200 possible scholarship athletes in the U.S. each year competing for 3000 scholarships. Less than 1% chance of being offered a scholarship by a NCAA FBS school.

23 Paperwork/Items All School Physical Flyer (Upper Classmen) Green Athletic Participation Sheets Payment- For Camp & Camp Gear ($90) Locker Locks ($7) All Must have a Lock! Window Stickers ($5) THANK YOU!


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