Competitive at the B-Squad, Junior Varsity, and Varsity level. All levels practice together at Griffin Stadium. Practice Schedule: 2:30-5:00pm at Central High School
Football Fees (If free/reduced lunch, fee in parentheses)
Participation Fee: $55 ($20) Practice Jersey: $22 ($22) Total: $77 ($42)
Season Start: August 12th 2019
A letter from the Coach to Incoming Freshman
Welcome to St. Paul Central and your interest in Minutemen Football. We are very proud of having won the St. Paul City Conference and the district conference 8 of the last 10 years. Two major reasons for our success include the participation of our players in our summer weightlifting and speed and agility program and the fact that so many of our new players learn the proper techniques for weightlifting, as part of Central’s “Bigger, Faster and Stronger”, well-structured weightlifting program.
If your child intends to play football this fall for Central he or she is strongly encouraged to show up at the football stadium during the week of June 10, 2019, when the summer program starts. The program will run between 1:30 and 5P.M. four days a week (except the week of July 2nd when high school rules limit coach contact).
Student-athletes are asked to stay for about 2 hours each of these four days. We prefer to have our newer players start at 1:30 and our returning veterans at 3 PM, but will take student-athletes at any time. Our experience at Central demonstrates that players who train in the summer and learn to weightlift are far less likely to be injured severely in football. In fact, a three year study of high school football by the University of Florida “shows that players who follow a controlled strength-training program reduce their chances of suffering from severe injuries”.
We strongly encourage freshmen to attend and those who do almost always have more success their freshmen year of football. If you have any questions about joining the summer program, please feel free to contact me at 651-744-5081 or 651-208-9410. We hope to see you this summer so that you can become acclimated to the Central football tradition and “can hit the ground running” when the Season Starts on Monday, August 12, 2019.
Due by August 5th-Paperwork/Requirements for Eligibility/Fees
Current physical Record on file with Ms. Funk. Athletic Director (exam during past 3 years); Minnesota and District eligibility forms (to be given out during the summer program).
Participation Fee-$55 Practice Jersey $22 Total $77
If Free or Reduced Lunch - Participation Fee $20 Practice Jersey $22 Total $42