2020 Voluntary Summer Training

As we manage our way through this unprecedented time, most aspects of our lives have been altered and often turned up-side down.  Youth athletics and high school sports are no exception.  We are fortunate that FRHS, in conjunction with Poudre School District, has given us the green light to conduct voluntary summer training sessions for the FRHS football program.  As laid out below, we will be following very strict guidelines that are compliant with FRHS, PSD, the city of Fort Collins, the Larimer County Health Department, and the State of Colorado.

All summer training sessions are VOLUNTARY and OPTIONAL.  Players are not required to participate.

We typically conduct all summer training sessions at FRHS.  However, all PSD facilities are closed in June (and possibly beyond), so we must train elsewhere.

All training sessions will begin on Monday June 1st and continue following the parameters below until we receive different guidance from the state of Colorado, PSD, or FRHS (probably July 1st at the earliest).  We would prefer not to split up the team, but the state of Colorado, PSD and the FRHS administration have been very clear that we can not have groups larger than 25 people (including coaches and players).  Furthermore, as large as Twin Silo Park is, they don’t want us to have more than 2 groups of 25 in the entire park at the same time.  Therefore, we have to use different times and locations to accommodate the 100 players that have expressed interest in the summer training program.

All incoming Freshman will be at Twin Silo Park on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:15pm to 8:15 pm.

All upper-class Lineman (offensive and defensive) will be at Harmony Park (west of Preston MS) on M/TU/TH/F from 7:00 am to 8:30 am.

Everyone else (upper-class QB’s, RB’s, WR’s, LB’s, DB’s) will be at Twin Silo Park on M/TU/TH/F morning from 6:45 am to 8:15 am.  We will focus on offensive drills on M/TH and defensive drills on TU/F, but everyone is encouraged to come to all sessions because we will work on general strength, speed, agility, and flexibility at every session.

For the upperclassman that have not responded to the survey that was posted on GroupMe this week, you will not be allowed to participate in any training sessions until you respond.  Incoming Freshman, most of you have responded to the survey already, but please reply to this e-mail with your intent to participate if you have not been able to access the survey posted on GroupMe.  We will post the names of all the participants in each training group on GroupMe later this weekend.  If you don’t see your name on one of the lists, let us know via GroupMe (or you can reply to this e-mail).

Rules of the Road

* If you are not feeling well, DO NOT show up for training.  No need to explain yourself.  Just don’t come.  This includes any of the symptoms that are often associated with COVID-19 (fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, recent loss of taste or smell, etc).  Furthermore, if you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, reach out to one of the coaches and we will discuss the best strategy for you to reengage the training program.  We will probably hold you out for at least a week.

* Maintain a minimum of 10-feet of space between you and everyone else the entire time you are at the park for the training session.  This includes the parking lot, walking in to training, all drills and training exercises, resting between exercises, and after the training session ends.  The state of Colorado requires social distancing of 6 feet, but this gives us a safer margin for error while we are vigorously exercising.

* Players cannot be seen getting out of the same car at the park before training or getting into the same car after training.  Obviously this does not pertain to players that are related.

* Bring your own water bottle(s).  NO SHARING of bottles of any kind.  Mark you water bottle(s) clearly so there is no confusion.  No water will be provided.  Bring plenty of water!

* Bring your own bottle of hand sanitizer.  Sanitize your hands when you arrive, during our mid-way break, and at the conclusion of the training session.

* Players are welcome (but not required) to wear a mask before and after training.  However, masks will not be worn during training.

* Parents are welcome to watch from their cars or the perimeter of the park, but we ask that you don’t hang out in the general vicinity of where we are conducting the training sessions.

We can not stress how important it is that we all follow these rules.  If we violate these rules, our training program could be shut-down at any time.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Fossil Ridge Football Staff