Incoming Freshmen Information

2018 WELCOME INCOMING FRESHMEN & NEW PLAYERS

Welcome to Sabercat Football!

Along with Coach Zak Bigelow(Coach Biggs) and his staff, the Fossil Ridge Football Booster Club would like to welcome you to our Fossil Ridge Football Family!! We are excited that you will be member of our 2018 team.  Below you will find some important information that will be helpful in your transition to our Football program.

Please click on the Player Profile Information link below to tell us a little a bit about yourself.  We look forward to seeing your son on the gridiron!

2018 Player Profile Information

Coach Biggs can be reached at fossilfootball@psdschools.org

Sabercat Football Booster Club can be reached at fossilridgefootball@gmail.com

We have a current parent, Dawn McGaffin who is serving as the Freshman Liasion.  She is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the program as well.  She can be reached via email at dawn.mcgaffin@yahoo.com.

Please note that participation prior to August 6th is optional. The football Summer Pride program begins on May 29th (see full schedule below).  Cost to participate in Summer Pride and links to registration can be found here. Summer Pride registration is due by May 30th.

Make sure you are following Sabercat Football via our website fossiridgefootball.com, the team calendar(found on the website), Facebook – SabercatFootball, Instagram #Sabercatsfootball, Twitter @FossilFootball to stay up to date with program information.

We look forward to having your son be a part of the Fossil Ridge Football program.  Please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you have any questions.

Michelle Blomfelt-Jabs
Fossil Ridge Booster Club President
Go ‘Cats!


Calendar Information – updated 5/20/18

May 21st – 23rd       Combine Testing  We will test all athletes in speed, agility, jumping and lifting exercises to gauge their level for fall. Workouts to take place after school. Freshmen are able to participate when middle school track has ended (middle school district meet currently scheduled for 5/22/18).

May 25th                 Sophomore/Freshmen Equipment Checkout 3:00 p.m.

May 29th – June 1st  Summer Padded Practice 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. All levels

Saturday, June 2nd   Intra-squad Scrimmage 8 a.m. (followed by Family Summer Kickoff)

June 5th & 7th           Weight Training 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

June 5th – 8th            Summer Padded Practice 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. All levels

June 9th                     Summer Scrimmage at Fossil 8:00 a.m.

June 11th – June 29th    Summer Strength and Conditioning Phase I

Monday & Friday 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Pickup @ 9:30 a.m.)

Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Pickup @ 9:30 a.m.)

June 12thCustom Mouthguards at Crane & Seager Ortho. 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

June 12th        Fossil Football Summer 7 v 7 Evening Passing League 6:30 p.m.

June 26thFossil Football Summer 7 v 7 Evening Passing League 6:30 p.m.

June 30th – Sunday July 8thSummer Break – No Workouts Best time for vacations if possible

July 9th – August 2nd      Summer Strength and Conditioning Phase II

Monday & Friday 7:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. (Pickup @ 9:30 a.m.)

Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. (Pickup @ 9:30 a.m.)

July 10thFossil Football Summer 7 v 7 Evening Passing League 6:30 p.m.

July 26thCustom Mouthguards at Crane & Seager Ortho. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

August 1st                Weight Training  7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

August 2nd Sabercat Showcase and Picture Day  2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*EVERYTHING AFTER THIS POINT IS MANDATORY*

August 6th – August 10th Fall Camp Practice 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 11th Intra-squad scrimmage 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

August 13th – August 16th Fall Camp Practice 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 17th Freshman Transition Day at Fossil

Fall Camp Scrimmage Opponent & Location TBD Plan on After School till Late Evening

Monday, August 20th  School Starts. Game week begins. Practice will always be after school & will be mandatory. Expect to always have something Saturday morning as well, whether it is a game or a practice. Sundays will always be off.

Missing practice for anything other than family emergencies will result in loss of playing time.

All illness & injuries must be cleared by athletic trainer to be excused from practice.

Every Athlete will be given 1 hour of excused practice time to use throughout the year for appointments, tutoring, make-up tests, etc. This 1 hour of excused time will not result in missed playing time.

Class schedules need to be set to not miss practice time. Example: DECA activities will no longer be an allowed excuse to miss practice. Family emergencies only.

If practice must be missed, communication is required.

Absence – Communicated
1st Miss – Sit a Quarter
2nd Miss – Sit a Half
3rd Miss – Miss Entire Game
4th Miss – Discipline to be discussed with team captains

Absence – Not Communicated
1st Miss – Miss entire Game
2nd Miss – Miss 3 games
3rd Miss – Discipline to be discussed with team captains