Competitive at the 9th grade, Junior Varsity, and Varsity level. All levels practice together at Griffin Stadium.
Practice Schedule: 2:30-5:00pm at Central High School
Football Fees (If free/reduced lunch, fee in parentheses)
Participation Fee: $55 ($20)
Practice Jersey: $22 ($22)
Total: $77 ($42)
Season Start: August 13th 2018
A letter from the Coach to Incoming Freshman:
Welcome to St. Paul Central and your interest in Minutemen Football. We are very proud of having won the St. Paul City Conference and the district conference 8 of the last 10 years. Two major reasons for our success include the participation of our players in our summer weightlifting and speed and agility program and the fact that so many of our new players learn the proper techniques for weightlifting, as part of Central’s “Bigger, Faster and Stronger”, well-structured weightlifting program.
If your child intends to play football this fall for Central he or she is strongly encouraged to show up at the football stadium during the week of June 11, 2018, when the summer program starts. The program will run between 1:30 and 5P.M. four days a week (except the week of July 2nd when high school rules limit coach contact).
Student-athletes are asked to stay for about 2 hours each of these four days. We prefer to have our newer players start at 1:30 and our returning veterans at 3 PM, but will take student-athletes at any time. Our experience at Central demonstrates that players who train in the summer and learn to weightlift are far less likely to be injured severely in football. In fact, a three year study of high school football by the University of Florida “shows that players who follow a controlled strength-training program reduce their chances of suffering from severe injuries”.
We strongly encourage freshmen to attend and those who do almost always have more success their freshmen year of football. If you have any questions about joining the summer program, please feel free to contact me at 651-744-5081 or 651-208-9410. We hope to see you this summer so that you can become acclimated to the Central football tradition and “can hit the ground running” when the Season Starts on Monday, August 13, 2018.
Due by August 6th-Paperwork/Requirements for Eligibility/Fees
Current physical Record on file with Ms. Funk. Athletic Director (exam during past 3 years); Minnesota and District eligibility forms (to be given out during the summer program).
Participation Fee-$55 Practice Jersey $22 Total $77
If Free or Reduced Lunch - Participation Fee $20 Practice Jersey $22 Total $42
2018-2019 ATHLETIC REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
To be eligible to participate in athletics at Central High School, all student-athletes must meet the student conduct and academic eligibility requirements. In addition, the following items must be turned into the Central Athletic Office before or on the Friday prior to the first scheduled day of practice.
_____ 1. A completed & signed 2018-19 MSHSL Eligibility Statement/Health Questionnaire- effective for one calendar school year
_____ 2. An up-to-date SPORTS physical exam - eligible for three years, unless stated otherwise by a Physician
_____ 3. Participation fee - required fees vary by sport, please see a specific sport's homepage for details. Checks payable to "Central High School" unless stated otherwise
To ensure the athletic department receives all necessary materials prior to the start of the season, do not mail fee or forms to Central High School. All registration items must be hand delivered to the Athletic Office (room 1116) for verification prior to the first scheduled day of practice. Failure to turn in necessary materials on time will result in an ineligibility to physically participate. Athletes cannot participate until they have been deemed eligible by the athletic department. No participation fee refund will be given after the second official week of practice. A refund request must commence by the athlete or parent/guardian within the first two weeks of practice. Registration for all athletics ends on the third Friday from the start of a specific season (some exceptions may apply to this rule). Additional athletic registration resources are available on the Athletics Homepage under "Athletic Forms" in the right hand column.