2 Craig Stanton AD/ Head Football Grew up in Burleson, TX and graduated from Burleson High SchoolReceived bachelors from Northwood UniversityReceived masters from TarletonI believe that athletics is the ultimate character builder.You only get out of it, what you put into it!
5 The Whole ChildOur #1 goal is to help create a well rounded, productive individual that will be a major contributor to their community as an adult.To achieve this, we will not focus on the “athlete” only.We care as much about the student, as we do the athlete.
6 The Whole ChildWe strongly encourage all athletes to play more than one sport.Participating in Band, Drama, Ag, Choir, Cheerleading, etc. and athletics is a wonderful experience and all athletes will have the opportunity to do so.The athletic program will be flexible and work with the athletes so they can participate in multiple activities.Any work that was missed will have to made up and it will be up to the head coach on how that is handled.
7 The ATHLETIC Program Total Program Starts at the Middle School Middle school program must be committed to building the program 1st and winning 2ndThe middle school program must mirror the high school program.Must be an Athletic Program offering multiple sports, not a bunch of independents fighting for survival
8 The ATHLETIC Program WHS Athletics Football/ Volleyball Basketball Baseball/ SoftballTrack/Cross CountryPower LiftingTennis/ Golf
9 The ATHLETIC ProgramThe entire high school program will have a mandatory performance enhancing- injury prevention program in season and in the offseason.The middle school will be introduced to the weight room both in season and offseason as well.The weight room is used for injury prevention first, performance enhancement second.
10 The ATHLETIC ProgramWeight room sessions that are conducted before school or after school are not extra. It is a valuable part of being an athlete and are necessary to the health of the athlete and the success of the program.We will not ask an athlete to lift on game day. (Sub-varsity or varsity).
11 Player Expectations Be a part of something bigger than yourself. Student 1st, Athlete 2ndServant leaders on campusBe a positive example for the student bodyDisciplinedEnthusiasticPlay more than one sport
12 DisciplineDiscipline is something we do FOR the athletes, not something we do TO themIt has to come from a culture of being a part of something bigger than yourselfIt starts with the little things…
13 Discipline- The Little Things Standardized dressClean Locker roomsStarting on timeSense of urgency (movement)Controlling emotionsVertically and horizontally aligned warm-ups (helps athletes transition between sports)Consistent language between sports (break outs)Proper behavior in the classroomRespectful dialog with coaches
14 Discipline- The Big Things Deal Breakers- Removal for one calendar yearCharged with selling drugs or charged with possession of illegal drugsCaught stealing from a teammate
15 Discipline- Major Infractions Alcohol use or alcohol related infractionsInsubordination (telling a coach “No”)Arrested or charged with any criminal or illegal activity1st offense 20% of season2nd offense 40% of season3rd offense removal from athletics
16 Wildcat Family Be a part of something bigger than yourself The TEAM take priority over the individualThe pinky toe is just as important as the heart (know your role and embrace it).Every athlete will get coached and be given the same opportunities. It is up to the athlete to take advantage of those opportunities.
17 Playing TimePlaying time will be determined by the head coach of each sport.The coach’s first responsibility is to the team’s and the program’s success.Any concerns about playing time need to be addressed with the athletes head coach 1st.Playing time at the sub-varsity levels will be spread out as evenly as possible.At the varsity level, we will play the athletes that we fell give us the best chance to win.
18 Program Goals 100% Passing Timeline of Success Play Football on ThanksgivingPlay Volleyball in NovemberPlay Boys and Girls Basketball in MarchPlay Baseball and Softball in JunePower Lift during Spring BreakRun Track in MayGet players as much college exposure as possible. Placing kids in college is one of the overall district goals and we can help with that.
19 Questions of Concerns Office Phone: (254)694-7510 Athletic Website:Booster Club https://www.facebook.com/#!/whitney.athleticboosters