Fall Athletic Physicals, Sunday, August 7. 2016
SR Athletics is sponsoring athletic physicals on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 12 Noon, Gym Complex. $20 cash only please! Athletic Clearance Packets are available in the Main Office or online in both English and Spanish.
SR FOOTBALL CALENDAR
Varsity & JV Football Equipment Distribution
Lockers assigned, must bring combination lock
Th-F, July 28-29
Frosh Football Equipment Distribution
Monday, August 8, 2016; 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM with a completed Athletic Clearance Packet on file with SR Athletics.
Frosh Football Practice Begins
Monday, August 8, 2016 through August 13, 2016
12 Noon until 2:30 PM
In researching a story about my father-in-law’s World War II experiences I came across the following quote:
“More than a few historians contend that World War II was essentially won on the playing fields of America.”
For men of that generation competition was an integral part of daily life. Football tested them as no other activity did. My father-in-law played both in high school and in college. He contended that “…football was where I learned to really push myself, learned to become a leader, set high expectations and be held accountable to my teammates….” It was not always easy. That is part of the beauty of football. He once told me that he was a “…lousy student….” coming into high school. Playing football changed his make-up. After the war he earned a master’s degree from Harvard Business School.
Reading accounts of those veterans, a common theme appears. Setbacks were a part of their sports experiences. A resiliency was learned on the field that stayed with them for the rest of their lives. They saw losses and even injuries as opportunities to overcome adversity.
Football is undergoing an identity crisis. We are realizing that there are inherent dangers that are rightfully being acknowledged. How can we make the game safer for our players?
Here at SR and around the football community reducing risk is a priority. Some of the ways we are addressing this include:
- Teaching the game in new ways that take the head out of tackling and blocking techniques.
- Using sensors to monitor to inform instruction and identify any potential injury along with having a protocol in place to immediately address the proper course of action.
- Administering baseline neurological tests that help with diagnostic and treatment options.
- Limiting the amount of full contact time in practice.
- Instituting stronger offseason conditioning and weight training program.
- An increased emphasis on conditioning and practice attendance.
- Understanding the roll that proper nutrition and hydration play in reducing risk.
- Utilizing an on-site certified athletic trainer on a daily basis.
The question we are confronted with is, how we make the game of football safer so that we do not lose the qualities that were taught to my father-in-law. After all, he was part of what would become known as The Greatest Generation.
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 we need to communicate is the initial start times of practices until school starts and what each of your daughters or sons needs to participate in practice.
The first 2 weeks of August 8/1-8/13 we are practicing Monday-Friday 12pm-230pm. 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.
Joe Tenorio MA
PE Teacher/Head Freshman Football Coach
San Rafael high school
A message from a football coach to his parents
San Rafael Football Streaming Live!
You can see SR Football on the web vs. Novato. The link is http://thecube.com/event/novato-san-rafael-high-school-football-524123