FAQs

New Players to the Program

 

What is EAT?

         “EAT” is belief system that Kentridge Football fosters in program from the players, coaches

and the parents.  We developed this because we want to control the controllables.

The “E” stands for Effort.  We expect everyone in the program to give maximum effort.

Player are expected to give effort in school and on the field.  Parents are expected to make

an effort to show up to Kentridge Football events, be involved.

The “A” stands for Attitude.  We expect the players to bring a positive mind set to the

classroom and to the field.  Our goal is to have the parents develop a positive attitude

towards the program.  We don’t want parent or players drawing your own conclusions or

assuming things.

The “T” stands for Toughness. Football is a physical and tough sport.  We try to develop

the players mental toughness, so they can be physically tough.  Parents help your player go through the ups and downs of the season.

We want all the players to develop “EAT”!  It is a life skill and lesson they can take away from football and apply to the rest of their lives.

 

What is spring/summer football and how is it different from the fall?

Spring/Summer football is an acclamation period for new players to try new positions and learn the basics of High School Football.  There is a lot of fun involved in the spring as well as learning the basic offensive and defensive schemes to get ready for the fall.  The important part is getting enough practices during spring ball to play against other high school teams for scrimmages.  A player needs 7 practices before participating in a scrimmage (3 helmet only and 4 full pads practices).  We start after the end of the 8th grade track season.

Requirement: Players must be passing all of their classes to participate in Spring/Summer Ball.

Cost:     $80 (can be fundraised or payment to KR Football Booster Club)

When are the fall sub-varsity games?
          Sub-varsity teams typically play their games on Mondays. Kickoff is usually at 4:00 pm.

Exact dates and times will be known once the schedule is available. The schedule is made

once the league knows how many sub-varsity teams each school will have (around late

August).  To be eligible you must have at least 12 days of practice and grades.  We do

         practice on Labor Day and probably the first game will be on Labor Day.

 

When will my son get his football equipment?

The new players to Kentridge will receive their equipment on the first day they come to a

Kentridge Football practice or meeting.  If he is currently enrolled at Kentridge, he will pick

up his gear during the school day.  Please see Coach Osborn.

 

What should my son wear to practice?
              Practices take place at Kentridge. See your coach for exact dates
and times. Your son should wear the following to each practice.
– Helmet with mouth guard
– Shoulder pads worn over a white/gray/black T-shirt
– Football pants and practice jersey (issued during equipment check out)
– Cleats, typically black molded cleats are preferable.

If you son is injured, we ask the players to still come to practice and help the team anyway possible.

—Insiders tip: High school football pants don’t have built in pads so buy a compression
5-pad girdle in the player pack online store.  It is more clean and sanitary than a used one the                             program can issue you.

 

What should my son wear to football games?
Home and away game day uniforms will be issued to your son on equipment day. No
additional equipment is needed.  If your son is injured, we ask players to still come and
help root on your team and help with sideline.  We also ask players to wear a nice pair of

jeans (no holes) with the appropriate home or away game jersey.

Required:  The players need to wear the Kentridge TEAM socks and BLACK cleats.

 

What should my son do with his equipment & uniform between games?
Equipment lockers are provided at the high school for equipment storage between games. However, it’s very important for game day and practice uniforms, pads, jerseys, etc. to be washed after every use. For the health and the well-being of players, coaches, and staff it’s crucial that all equipment and uniforms be kept clean and sanitary.

The Director of Football Equipment (Coach Craig Dougherty) has information for how to wash and take care of gear.

 

Why is lifting and conditioning important in the off-season?
In our strength and conditioning program we focus on instructing and empowering individuals and teams to maximize their potential through athletic performance training. Also, our strength and conditioning program will help the players reduce injuries.

 

When and What is Charger Camp?

         Charger Camp is August 6th-10th and then August 13th-14th.  Charger Camp is an intense

training camp to ensure the athlete is in top physical shape for the rigors of a football

season.  Injuries are reduced if an athlete is in top physical shape.  Football is not taught.

 

What are these physical tests my son must pass to play football?

         To ensure that our players are in the best physical shape to the handle the rigors of the

football season. The Charger Program has some physical tests that each player must pass

before they can play in a game.

  1. 14 x 110
    1. Light skill < 15 seconds/each (Frosh < 17 seconds)
    2. Medium skill < 17 seconds/each (Frosh < 19 seconds)
    3. Heavy skill < 19 seconds/each (Frosh < 21 seconds)
  2. 50 push-ups (no breaks/chest must touch the ground)
  3. 2-minute forward plank (must hold the entire time)

 

I’ve heard a lot about Gold Cards.  What are they?

Gold Cards provide discounts and savings at dozens of local restaurants and businesses near Kentridge High School. Gold Cards cost $25 each and are sold for a limited time in the fall. Every player in the High School Football program is encouraged to sell 30 Gold Cards and all proceeds support the Kentridge FB Booster Club, which helps fund the football team’s uniforms and equipment.

—Insiders tip: The coaches often make selling Gold Cards a quasi-competitive activity and winners get
cool stuff so encourage your son to sell as many as he can.


What is the Senior-Freshmen BBQ?

         The Senior-Freshmen BBQ is usually on a weekend in May and is held at a Freshmen’s

house.  This is an incredible opportunity for the Freshmen to meet some of the Seniors

and start to get acclimated to Kentridge Football and High School.  Also, the Freshmen

Parents will get a chance to talk to and ask the Senior Parents anything they need to know

about the Kentridge Program.

 

 

When and What is Team Camp at Camp Casey?
         Team camp is August 17th-20th at Camp Casey located on Whidbey Island.  This the most

         important thing we do as a program during the fall.  Besides learning football, the team

will learn some life lessons through the game of football such as teamwork, accountability,

responsibility, and discipline.  Attendance is a priority.  If your son misses Team Camp he

will be behind physically and mentally.  Also, he will miss at least a game due to the

number of practices you need per WIAA rules.

 

 

What is Mom’s practice?

         All Moms are invited!  This is a fun night to learn the game of football with your son. The

players and coaches will teach all the Moms the fundamentals of the game and teach them

how we play football at Kentridge.  A must for all Moms!!  Don’t miss out on this great

opportunity to learn football, meet your son’s coach, meet other Moms, and have a special

moment with your son.

 

What is the Green-Gold Game, Kick-off BBQ?

         The Green-Gold Game is the first opportunity to see the Chargers perform in a game like

situation.  The players will play in an inter-squad scrimmage.  Come out to support the

Chargers and see your son’s first football action of the season!

 

 

 

New and Returning Players to the Program

 

How does my son sign up for football?

Registration is handle through FamilyID.

  1. Go to the Kentridge Home Page KRChargers.com
  2. Shortcuts (left side of page) – Go to Athletics
  3. Click on – Online Registration
  4. At Overview – Click on FamilyID
  5. “Sign Up” (upper right side) by entering your email address and creating a password
  6. Begin your registration
  7. Enter Student Athletic information *** Progress DOES NOT auto save*** please complete all the information at one time and submit

Registration on FamilyID can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

 

FamilyID is mobile friendly so registration can be completed on a smart phone as well as a computer. Families without access to a computer are welcome to visit Kentridge and use a school computer to complete this process.

 

There are two sign-up periods for football.

  1. Summer, titled: Kentridge 2018 Summer Sports – Football
  2. Fall, titled: Kentridge 2018 Fall Athletic Registration Program – Football

 

In addition to their online registration, students MUST have a current physical on file (which can be uploaded through FamilyID) or dropped off to the main office at Kentridge High School.

  • The physical MUST be dated after JUNE 1st!
  • The physical will last for two years. Should get physicals before 9th and 11th grade school years.
  • Best time to get a physical is AUGUST 1st through AUGUST 5th.
  • Make sure it has a doctor signature on it.

 

For the FALL FOOTBALL SIGN-UPS ONLY: Players must purchase an ASB card for $30.  It’s a one-time cost and it will be good for all sports that the player will participate in at Kentridge for that school year.  You can pay online two weeks before school starts in the fall.

—Insiders tip: Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 and passing 5 of 6 classes is an eligibility requirement. The school will check your son’s GPA from middle school or high school to make sure he’s eligible to play football in the fall.

 

How do I stay informed about what’s going on?

Stay up to date with the latest information on Charger football by receiving Kentridge Football emails. This email contains everything you’ll need to know about Charger football, such as key dates, important events, and special reminders.  Sign up today by sending an email to [email protected] or see Eugene Victoria to be added.

Visit the Kentridge Football website at www.kentridgefootball.com for the most complete and up to date information.  Site is currently under some changes.  Look for email when the site is up and running.

All player communication is done through HUDL.  Players need to ask Coach Simonson to be added to HUDL.  HUDL also allows the players to watch game film and make highlights.

What is Social Media used for in the Kentridge Football Program?

  • Used to interact with fans
  • Updates on games
  • Recognition of Athletes in program
  • Communicate Philosophy of Program
  • Public Information
  • Instagram: KRChargerFB
  • Facebook: KRChargerFB
  • Twitter: @KRChargerFB

 

When will my son get his football equipment?

The new players to Kentridge will receive their equipment on the first day they come to a

Kentridge Football practice or meeting.  If he is currently enrolled at Kentridge, he will pick

up his gear during the school day.  Please see Coach Osborn.

 

—Insiders tip: If your son plays summer football he gets his equipment in May and will keep it through the end of the fall season. If not, he’ll get his equipment the first day of fall practice.

Besides signing up for Spring/Summer ball what else do I have to do?

Requirement: Players must be passing all their classes to participate in Spring/Summer Ball.

What’s the Player Pack (practice workout uniform)?
The Player Pack contains a white Kentridge football T-shirt and green Kentridge football shorts.  The Player Pack “uniform” is worn during work outs, team meetings and helmet or shells practices. Players are required to purchase Player Packs in the spring.  This is our team uniform every player needs to have one.  If money is an issue, please talk to a coach.

Cost: $35

—Insiders tip: Think about buying two Spirit Packs. Your son’s t-shirt and shorts will get grungy during the
year and it’s nice to have additional pair. 

I purchased a player pack is there anything else I should purchase now?

         In the spring Kentridge Football will have a flash store.  Players are required to

wear white and black under clothing and a 5-pad girdle.  These items are available

through the flash store.  Also spirit wear is available.  Not available in the flash store will

be our team socks. More information to come about the team socks.  Also remember

players need to wear black cleats.

What should my son do with his equipment & uniform between games?
Equipment lockers are provided at the high school for equipment storage between games. However, it’s very important for game day and practice uniforms, pads, jerseys, etc. to be washed after every use. For the health and the well-being of players, coaches, and staff it’s crucial that all equipment and uniforms be kept clean and sanitary.

The Director of Football Equipment (Coach Craig Dougherty) has information for how to

wash and take care of gear.

 

What should parents wear to the game?
It’s always encouraging to see a stadium full of fans wearing Kentridge football logo
wear. Kentridge football clothing and merchandise can be purchased during periodic “flash

store” sales.  The Mom’s wear the players game jersey.  Only the player on the Mom will

wear the game jersey.

What are the upcoming important dates and events I ought to know about?
   Regularly visit the website (www.kentridgefootball.com) and make sure you are on the

Kentridge Football emails for the most current listing of important events, dates and

times.

Why is lifting and conditioning important in the off-season?
In our strength and conditioning program we focus on instructing and empowering individuals and teams to maximize their potential through athletic performance training. Also, our strength and conditioning program will help the players reduce injuries.

Cost:     $80 (can be fundraised or payment to KR Football Booster Club)

 

What is Gervais Academy?
Steve Gervais is an award winning and Hall of Fame high school football coach who founded Gervais Academy to provide student-athletes with innovative training opportunities. The Gervais Academy comes to Kentridge High School in the off-season to provide team work outs. All players are encouraged to take advantage of his training.

Cost:     Quarterbacks, Receivers, & Running Backs – $25 per session
Linemen – $25 per session

Offensive and Defensive Line Camp – $175 for the camp

 

What is the 5th Quarter?

         The 5th quarter takes place right after games.  Please come down to the field immediately

after games to partake in the 5th quarter.  Please refrain from pictures with your son until

after the 5th quarter is finished.  There will be plenty of time for pictures.

What is the Senior Father-Son Retreat?

The Senior Father-Son Retreat is a one-night stay at Camp Arnold in Eatonville.  This is one of your last chances to have father-son bonding moment before they grow up and leave high school.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to share an exciting experience with your son!

What is the parent philosophy for Kentridge Football?

         Be involved and supportive of the program and enjoy the experience with their player.

How can I be involved?

  • Volunteer at Player, Team, and Booster Club Functions.
  • Participate in the Mom’s practice and Senior Father-Son weekend

 

How can I enjoy the experience?

  • Connect with your player about their football experience
  • Get involved in your player’s journey as they go through this program
  • Whatever you put into this experience you will get out of it

 

How can I help support Kentridge Football?

  • Wear Green and Gold
  • Join the Booster Club
  • Help your son’s commitment to the team/program

 

What is the Kentridge Football Booster Club and how can I join?

The Kentridge Football Booster Club benefits the players of the Kentridge High School football program by raising funds, organizing volunteers, and building community awareness. Your support is vital to the continued strength of Charger Football and to the quality of the playing experience for all athletes.

100% of your donation goes directly to the Kentridge football program to purchase equipment and training, to increase the skill and safety of all players, and towards scholarships for all athletes to be able to participate.

Some of the exciting programs and important equipment the booster club funded in 2018 include:
– new Vicis’ helmets, the #1 rated helmet in the NFL.
– new practice and game uniforms
– new shoulder pads

– new field equipment
– help subsidize the Gervais trainings
– help subsidize the food for post-workouts

Benefit     /  Membership
Level
Alumni Kick Off First Down Field Goal Touchdown Champion
Special recognition in the season program ü ü ü ü ü
Premier mention in the season program ü
Priority seating at home Varsity games ü ü ü ü ü ü
One (1) Season pass for home Varsity games ü
Two (2) Season passes for home Varsity games ü ü ü
One (1) Exclusive booster club recognition item ü
Two (2) exclusive booster club recognition items ü
Four (4) exclusive booster club recognition items ü ü ü
One (1) Reserved parking space for all home Varsity games ü
Two (2) Reserved parking spaces at all home Varsity games ü
Donation level $50 $100 $250 $350 $500 $1,000

 

What is the Helmet Donation Program?

The most important piece of gear your player will wear is his helmet. While the KRHS Football program maintains quality helmets in its inventory, the “Helmet Purchase/Donation Program” offers families the option to make a donation toward the purchase of a brand new, state of the art helmet to be used exclusively by their player during his high school career.

What is the Player’s Account?

         The Player’s Account is a form to track a player’s fundraising contributions.  With the cost

of everything in this program, we want to give the players lots of opportunities to raise

money through fundraisers.  There are some fundraisers for the Player’s Account and some for the KR Football Booster Club Account.  If a player fundraised more than he needs, the extra money will go to the KR Football Booster Club Account.

How can I volunteer to help Kentridge Football?

It takes a team of parents to build a successful football program. Please consider volunteering your time and talents to help support Charger Football. There are many ways to help and it’s a great way to get involved with your team and meet other parents. Here are a few upcoming volunteer opportunities:

** Freshman parents are responsible for staffing and running the parking lot at
all Varsity games, including pre and post-season. Having freshmen parents run
parking lot is a start of a new Charger Football tradition. Since freshmen aren’t usually
playing in Varsity games, you won’t miss seeing your son in action. This favor will be
returned in future years by the other incoming freshman parents.

 

How can I volunteer to help my son’s team?

Game day is an exciting time for players and their parents. Become involved in the action by volunteering to help. Here is a list of game day volunteer positions.

– Team parent
– Chain gang (3 volunteers per home game)
– Videographer (every game)
– Game clock (home games only)
– Announcer (home games only)
– Spotter (home games only)

To see a complete list of volunteer positions please see one of the booster club officers.
If you have questions about volunteering or are interested in being the team parent for any of the sub-varsity teams, please contact your coach.

—Insiders tip: Volunteering to be on the chain gang gets you on the field and up-close to the action. It’s
the best place to watch the game.

How else can I stay involved with Kentridge football?

There are many opportunities throughout the season to stay involved in the football program.

Postgame Party
Everyone, especially freshmen parents, is invited to the Friday night
postgame adult social after the game. They’re held at the Apogee Pub after every Varsity

game. This is a great way to stay connected to meet parents in the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are the program levels and philosophy?

I want all players developing by playing games at the appropriate level.

Appropriate level is for safety and developmental reasons.

  • Sub-varsity: All players play. Development is key.  Playing time will NOT be equal.
  • Varsity: not all players play. Not all players will suit up/be on sidelines.  We will have a varsity rotation.  Players must compete each week for playing time.

 

What if I have Parent Concerns?

Appropriate concerns to address with the coach:

  • Mental and physical treatment of your child
  • Ways to help your child improve
  • Concerns about your child’s behavior

         Inappropriate concerns that a parent should not discuss with the coach:

  • Playing time
  • Team strategy or play calling
  • Other team members

         When:

  • Monday through Thursday (not after games, 48-hour rule)

How does the communication process work?

Step 1:

  • Player should contact position coach or Head Coach to set up meeting to discuss his questions or concerns. If not satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, he should move to step 2.

Step 2:

  • A meeting involving the player, position/level coach, the Head Coach and parent(s)/guardian(s) should be requested via email. The message should include a brief explanation of the player or parent concerns.  If not satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, we should move forward to step 3.

Step 3:

  • A meeting involving all people involved and the Athletic Director. If still not satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, additional alternatives should be discussed.

How to get a hold of a coach (Kentridge teachers only)?

         Brett Ogata             Head Coach                                 [email protected]

Danny Thompson    Defensive Coordinator                 [email protected]

Jason Simonson     Offensive Line / Spirit Wear          [email protected]

Marty Osborn         Linebackers / Equipment            [email protected]

Jeff Shumake         Defensive Backs                          [email protected]

         Zach Grundl           Linebackers                                [email protected]