The RMHS Football Booster Guide to Rocky Football -- 2013 Season -www.rockyfootball.net Important!! Refer to Rocky's football web site for current schedule information, football program details, contact information and important announcements. ** Go to the web site above and SIGN UP with your email address to receive our "E-News" emails with updates and announcements from both Coach Brook and the Booster Club!! What is the Booster Club? Football Boosters (taken from our by-laws): Promote the welfare of the RMHS Football Program, with emphasis on providing food and drink for all players, trainers and coaches Encourage the concept of team spirit, morale and positive sportsmanship Encourage united efforts between coaches, parents, players and community. Booster Club normally meets monthly (usually at RMHS); information on these meetings is sent out via the "E-News" emails and is also available on the web site (refer to Booster News or to the Calendar on the web site). All parents are invited and encouraged to be involved. We have many committees and activities that could use your involvement so that we can all support our players and the Rocky football program. You pay Booster Membership Dues once per year, according to the grade level of your player: Freshmen, - $35.00 Soph./Jr. - $40.00 Seniors $60.00 Senior dues are higher because of additional Senior-oriented activities: Senior Recognition Night (typically the end-of-season home game where each senior and his family are recognized on the field during a ceremony and in a reception inside the school) Senior slideshow (shown at the banquet and then provided to each senior at the end-of-season banquet) 2012 Booster Club Officers: President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer: Ashley Hood [email protected] Coralie Thomas [email protected] Gina Stevens [email protected] Joan Williams [email protected] 970-214-8965 970-227-8077 970-691-0426 970-219-1998 Where does the Money Go? Your Football Boosters Membership Dues help us to provide: Away-game food and drinks for all players, coaches, and managers. Your player is given a drink for the trip to the away game field. After the game, he is provided with a sandwich, drink, fruit and more for the bus trip back to Rocky after each away game. If your player plays on more than one team (JV & Varsity, for instance), he is given food and drinks for both teams! A supplement to the Home-game food that is provided after each Varsity Home game (see below). A football helmet yard-sign for each player on each team. What Else? We Do All This Through Your Dues and Fundraising: Booster Club raises additional funds and donations for the football program through: Food donations from local restaurants Boosters coordinate/provide a meal to all players (C-Team, Junior Varsity and Varsity), coaches, statisticians and trainers after each Varsity home game at French Field. King Soopers Cards You may purchase a $ 10.00 King Soopers Card from Boosters ( it will come loaded with $ 10.00 already on the card). Then simply go to Customer Service and “Load” your card . At Checkout purchase your groceries with the card and a portion comes back to the football program! Banner Sponsorships 3'x5' banners are sold to local businesses or individuals who wish to support the program. A banner sponsorship provides the sponsor with: Banner - to be hung at all French Field games (home games, away games versus teams who also use French Field, playoff games) Name in the Homecoming football program Name announced as a football program sponsor throughout each home game Note: Initial banner sponsorships cost $350.00 per year. If the banner is used in subsequent years, sponsorships are only $250.00 per year. Fan Gear Three times a year Boosters will sell football-specific fan gear via our new online store. The website will be open for orders in June, August and November. (Allowing you to get your Rocky Football gear in time for the season and again for holiday gifts!) Please watch for e-news updates regarding Fan Gear! NOTE: Fan gear is different than the SPIRIT PACK that your player can order as part of the football program. Coach Brook will take orders separately for your player's SPIRIT PACK; the SPIRIT PACK ORDER will be for items that are for your player to wear!!! Fundraisers Boosters will coordinate fundraisers throughout the summer and during the season. Please watch your e-news and for flyers coming home with players. Booster Club also: Organizes two end-of-season banquets: a C-Team banquet and a Varsity/JV banquet. We cover the cost of each player to attend the banquet (family members pay to attend) so that each player can participate!! Maintains the Rocky Football web site and sends out electronic newsletters and announcements. Arranges for photographers who will take photos during football games and upload those photos to a web site where parents and others can download. Owns the school flags that are run out on the field prior to games. Hangs sponsor banners for each French Field game. Supports the football program as needed. ** Cash donations are always accepted and appreciated!! RMHS Football Boosters is a non-profit organization and as such, your donations are tax deductible!!! Funds remaining after paying for all of the above activities, and after retaining some operational funds to begin the next football season, are donated to the football program and to the trainers' office. In the past, these donations have gone toward things such as practice and training equipment, etc. for the football program and supplies and equipment that the trainers use throughout the season that help treat and keep the players healthy and well. These donations are used at the discretion of the football and training programs, respectively. We have the following committees/activities that could use your involvement (please contact one of the officers or, better yet, come to the Booster Club meetings and get involved!): Committees/Activities & Ways to Be Involved: Home Food Away Food Away Drinks Senior Recognition Night Senior Family Photos Sponsor Banners Homecoming Program Fundraising Fan Gear JV Team Representative C-Team Representative Helmet Yard Signs What is PAC (Parent Athletic Club)??? How is that different than PAC??? You'll note that on the Booster Membership Form there's a place for you to sign up for PAC (only $5.00 per athlete per year!). PAC is a separate and very important program that helps support ALL ROCKY ATHLETICS. PAC provides critical items to Rocky Athletics: letters, pins, certificates, awards, ice machine, whirlpool, etc. Boosters provide you with the opportunity to pay this fee with your Booster Membership to help keep you from needing to write multiple checks. We collect these funds on their behalf and then turn those funds directly over to PAC along with your name and your player's name. If you prefer to pay this fee separately, there is a PAC membership that can be downloaded from Rocky's school web site. In addition, you can contact PAC to be involved with that organization as well: Linda Pixley, 970.223.4042. Season Timeline, Important Dates: May 21st 21st 20th- 22nd 28th-30th Parent Information Meeting 6:30 pm- Multi-purpose room RMHS Pay Football Booster Dues & PAC Dues! Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors: Spring Practice 3:00-6:00 pm Freshman Orientation 3-6 pm June 3rd-13th Summer Team Camp M-F @ RMHS from 7:30 to 11:30 am 13th Team Pool Party (Village Green) 7:00-9:00 pm 15th Scrimmage vs. Legacy and Windsor @ RMHS 4:00 FR/JV and 6:00 Varisty 17th-20th KidsCamp (Youth) 17th Summer Weights begins: JUNE 17th -JULY 26th M/W/ F 7:30 - 10:00 am th 18 Tuesday Night Practice begins: JUNE 18th- July 23rd Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm 22th Passing Jamboree – Invite Only All Day ***ORDER FAN GEAR ONLINE*** July 23rd Tuesday Night Practice ends 26th Summer Weights ends 29th – Aug. 2nd DEAD WEEK August 5th-9th Mini Camp (Weights Included) 4:00 – 7:00 pm 12th - 16th TWO-A-DAYS Times TBA 16th Team BBQ (Rocky Courtyard) 6:30 – 10:00 pm 17th Intersquad Scrimmage 8:00 am Freshman; 9:00 am JV; 10:00 am Varsity 19th In Season Practice Begins 3:00 – 6:00 pm 24 Longmont Scrimmage @ RMHS - 3:30 pm FR/JV; 7:00 pm Varisty ***ORDER FAN GEAR ONLINE*** 30th SEASON STARTS !! VS. Chaparral @ Mile High Stadium 7:00 pm September Senior Family Photos @ Pentico- Times TBA @ Intersquad scrimmage October 1st – 30th 10th 13th 17th Regular season football continues through October Last day to submit senior photos for Banquet DVD Varsity Homecoming game vs. Brighton Senior Recognition - following Varsity game VS. Mountain Range 6:00 pm November Playoffs begin Freshman Banquet - TBA 24th End-of-season Varsity/JV Banquet – TBA ***ORDER FAN GEAR ONLINE FOR THE HOLIDAYS*** ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS!!! The Booster Club wants to ensure that your player leaves the football program with lasting memories! We know it's a busy year for you as a whole and we're hoping that by outlining these items now, we won't be bothering you later!! Some of the items listed below require your assistance and others require your player's involvement. Please take a look at the list below so that you're not surprised! Please add these important dates to your calendar!! Date August 17th, 2013 8:00 - Noon September 2013 What do you need to do? Please come to the Intersquad scrimmage at Rocky to: Schedule appointment with Pentico Photography for your free family photo session. Receive updated information for the upcoming season (including senior night questionnaire). FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT AT PENTICO PHOTOGRAPHY Come to your designated photo session time! Bring: Your player's senior night questionnaire (THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE SENIOR QUOTE THAT THE COACH WILL GET FROM HIM FOR THE HOMECOMING PROGRAM!!). This Senior Night statement will be read by the announcer during the Senior night ceremony!!! October 17th, 2013 Please join us for Senior Recognition October 10, 2013 Submit five (5) photos of your player (originals will be returned or you can email the photos) for the senior slideshow. You can give us the actual photos so we can scan them and return them to you, or you can scan them and email them to: Ashley Hood [email protected] 970-214-8965 Please join us for the End-of-Season Banquet Location TBA November 24th, 2013 Explanation You’ll receive a senior-oriented “packet” of information at the Intersquad Scrimmage in August. We’ll have these details and more for you there! Pentico Photography is an outstanding sponsor of our football program. Your player will wear his football jersey and the rest of family can come in Lobo gear or whatever you choose. Rod Pentico will take a photo of your family at his studio - free of charge (you'll be provided with a 5 x 7 print on Senior Recognition Night). Pentico Photography 2744 Nottingham Square Fort Collins, CO 80526 At the game there will be an on-field ceremony where family members and players are brought out onto the field and a short statement (written by your player) is read by the announcer. The coaches and trainers will be on the field to help recognize each player and his family. Afterward, there is a cake and punch reception inside the school for senior players/trainers and their families. A senior slide show will be provided for each player at the end of the season. We'll include game photos and will also include FIVE PHOTOS of each senior THAT WE ASK YOU TO PROVIDE. You can provide baby pictures, youth football pictures, family photos, etc. Dinner is provided for each player but additional family members will need to sign up and pay in advance. The banquet will recognize all the JV/Varsity players with particular emphasis on the senior class. A senior slideshow will also be presented during the program and each senior player will be given a copy. There will be an autograph page with team photo for each player to sign that can be framed or placed in a scrapbook! It's our intention that each senior player leaves the Rocky Football Program having had the time of his life with the ability to look back at this time with fond memories!! Let us know how we can help you ensure that your player is enjoying the Lobo Football experience!!!