I knew it was Fan and Parent Night the minute I woke up Friday Morning because at 8am
Jace and Judson were already asking to put their black eyes on. I forced them to wait until 2pm, but that was as long as I could hold them off. After they were dresses- fully I might add- shoulder pads and mouthpieces included- Judson asked me to hit his shoulder. I had no earthly idea what the heck he was talking about- but I hit his shoulder and as I did it- he yells, "YEAH! That's what I'm talking about Baby"
I asked him where he heard that- he say's "from those Raiders players"
I think its safe to say that the coaching staff is very kid friendly:)
I think its important that the younger kids get to interact with the HS players and see that its a big deal to be a High School Football Player. When I was little, after the HS football games, our district allowed the fans to come onto the field after the games and the kids got the players autographs. I can't believe I remember that because I had to have only been 3 or 4, but it made an impact apparently because I remember being on the field and getting a Coyote Football player to sign something of mine. I am sure it was someone my Grandpa had previously coached.
I hope that the younger kids that were there, had a fun experience. Next year, I hope to really build this up. This was our 3rd year, but with a million other things going on, we lost track of this years Fan and Parent Night- not that anyone noticed- but I knew!!:) ha
As sad as this may be, I didn't get to watch too much of the practice until the end. I was socializing. Sorry, i don't do much socializing during games- I am pretty focused and in fact, I barely will talk to my kids. I remember at the Rockdale game last year that I was so flustered and my kids were starving, I looked up and the next thing I knew, here comes Brandon Pelt, carrying Judson, with Jace walking right beside them and they had BBQ sandwiches and drinks... I didn't even realize they had left. BAD MOM- but dang good coaches wife:) ha
Anyhow, so I didn't watch much of practice. I have a hard time following- so I don't. BUT I did get some video. Josh was pleased overall. We need work, but that's to be expected:)
AND after that amazing Touchdown run by my child and that awesome block that Judson made allowing Jace to score- they earned their stripes and decals for their helmets. They were pretty pumped as I am the Raider Players are just as excited. NOW we officially LOOK like a Varsity team
Here are some video's of the practice. Unfortunately I am limited to what I can put on here. Go to the right of this blog and view where people are viewing from. I can't put TOO much video on here. I wouldn't want to be the coaches wife to give away vital information to the enemy! ha
AND after ALL of that- here is the After Practice Speech. AGAIN you have to adjust your volume to hear it. If you don't listen to any of it- make sure to fast forward to at least Coach Harrison's higher level listening speech. Its worth it.
2012 VARSITY Football Schedule (1-0)
Striving to be 1-0 after we play Cedar Ridge on Friday
August 31-- Hendrickson (WIN 50-23)
September 7 @Cedar Ridge
September 14 @ Hays
September 21-- Del Valle
September 28-- Dripping Springs
October 5 @ Leander
October 12-- Marble Falls
October 19 @ Cedar Park
November 2-- Vandegrift
November 9 @ Vista Ridge
Currently 1-0 on the Season