Desert Hills Football 2018

We are so excited that you are planning on playing football for Desert Hills next fall. It will be lots of fun. Our goal as coaches is for you to have fun, learn football, and then to be excited to play again the next season. There are some important dates and information that yen need to be aware of.

The first day of school will be on Tuesday, August 28th.

The first day of football practice will be on August 22nd at 2:45-4:30 at DHMS. We will meet in the locker room. Please use the back door to the locker room [East side of the building]. Gear will be passed out on the first day and you can expect to do some football related activity as well so wear shorts, t-shirt and have cleats. You must have 3 practices without full pads before wearing gear. The first 3 days will be in helmets, shorts and practice jerseys. Practices will begin at 2:30 on August 23, 24 and 27 and will be done at 4:30. The first games are currently scheduled for September 12th and 13th. You must have 12 practices in before you are allowed to play in the first game so plan accordingly please.

You will need to bring your own water for every practice since there is no drinking water source anywhere outside on our campus. Please bring water every day and we suggest keeping an extra, empty water bottle in your football bag for days when you might forget. You will be able to fill them up in the locker room on the way out to practice.

You need to provide your own practice jersey and volleyball knee pads for practice. It is a good idea to purchase those over the summer so you are ready in August. Practice jerseys are available for purchase from the DHMS student store. We strongly encourage you to begin wearing your football cleats in early August around your yard, etc. so that you have them broken in before the first day.

Please get signed up and attend a conditioning camp this summer. Each high school offers one so go to the school that you will be attending. This will help make your football experience much more enjoyable if you come into the first practice in shape and ready to go.

Clearance Paperwork: All sports paperwork is online now. The online paperwork has to be filled out via Power School off of the districts website. The App will not work for paperwork. You must have the on line paperwork filled out and submitted by August 21st or you will not be able to practice on the first day!!!!

Physical: Every athlete must have a sports physical. Physicals are good for 2 years. You can get a physical form from me or it's available online as well.

There will be a quick, 10 minute, parent meeting on Thursday, August 30th at 4:25 on the north end of the football field.

Please let me know if you have any Questions.

Ben Schuldheisz