Comcast Hometown Sports is Coming to SR!
For the first time in the history of San Rafael High School Comcast Hometown Sports is coming to SR to televise the Friday, September 30, 2016 Varsity Football Game against Tam High School. Make plans to be in attendance for this historic event!
Understanding Your Athlete's Practice Clock
High School Football is the only sport in the State of California with practice time requirements. Both the California Interscholastic Federation and the North Coast Section require the following for all football players:
- Each player must complete 10 ten days of practice before they may scrimmage against an outside opponent.
- Each player must complete 14 days of practice before they may play in a game against an outside opponent, although the game may count as the 14th day.
This is yet another reason why it is critical that your athlete attend all of their team's practices!
SR Football Frosh Scrimmage Time Change
Frosh Football Practice Beginning on Monday August 15, 2016
Starting Time - 3:30 PM
Frosh Football Scrimmage
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:30 AM at Terra Linda High School [This is a time change!]
SR Athletics is Partnering with a Boston University Study
Chris Nowinski will be working with our football team as part of his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine. The goal of the study, which is taking place at 3 schools across the country, is to better understand how brain trauma in sports affects cognition, emotion, sleep, and headaches over the course of a football season, and will use data from our Triax Impact Sensors. Students who volunteer for the study will be given a series of simple tests and questionnaires before and after the seasons.
Chris is the co-founder and president of the non-profit Concussion Legacy Foundation (www.ConcussionFoundation.org) and the co-founder of the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Program and VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, where he currently serves as the Outreach, Recruitment, Education, and Public Policy Leader. A former All-Ivy Harvard football player and WWE Superstar, he was forced to retire due to post-concussion syndrome at age 24 and subsequently wrote Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis, which was made into a documentary. He serves as an advisor to the NFL Players Association, Major League Lacrosse, Ivy League, and Positive Coaching Alliance.
A Message for our Frosh Football Parents
Welcome to San Rafael High School! My name is Joe Tenorio. I am a PE Teacher and the Head Freshman Football Coach at San Rafael High School. We are excited for the start of mandatory practices in August and excited to have all of your families at our school.
The most important thing we need to communicate is the initial start times of practices until school starts, and what is required of each of your daughters or sons in order to participate in practice.
The first 2 weeks of August 8/1-8/13 we are practicing Monday-Friday 12pm-2:30pm. Each athlete is expected to be on the field 15 minutes before the start of practice, dressed, and ready to participate.
On 8/1 each athlete needs cleats and a combination lock. We would like all the kids at the school by 11am to assign lockers and helmets.
If any athlete does not have a physical dated after 7/1 we will be administering physical on 8/7 for $20(cash only please) in the gym at San Rafael High School from 9am-12pm. The San Rafael High physical paperwork can be downloaded at the school website. If your child had a physical dated before 7/1 they will need to get another physical done by your doctor or they can pay for a physical on 8/7.
On 8/8 we will be distributing the rest of the football gear for every athlete with a clear physical and a combination lock. No exceptions. We will determine a time to hand out gear on 8/5.
I'm looking forward to meeting each of you in August. Please do not hesitate to introduce your self to me before or after practice. 99% of the time I am wearing a hat to cover up from the sun. Once again welcome to San Rafael High School.
Joe Tenorio MA
PE Teacher/Head Freshman Football Coach
San Rafael High School