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Booster Club 2022 Committee Information
As we kick-off the meetings for the 2022 season, we need to start thinking about squaring away our details for the year.
The link below lists the various booster club committees that we run each season. For the long term health of the programs,
we need to begin identifying new parents (freshmen and sophomore) to pick up the committee chair positions this year.
It is very beneficial to have a new chair identified before the last chair's player graduates.
Please look at the committees we have and volunteer for one that interests you. To volunteer, you can simply reply to one of Matt Crowell's weekly emails (don't recommend a reply all...).
Booster Club Committee Information
Join us for our yearly required parent meeting May 17th at 6:00pm for the 2022 season in the PAC. We'll go over program information for the year. Bring your check books, as players fees are due. Incoming Freshmen also have an All Athlletics meeting on April 25th, which will include an opportunity to connect with the football program.
Upcoming Schedule/Important Dates
April 25th - 8th Grade Athletic Open House (La Cueva High School)
May 17th - Mandatory Football Kickoff Meeting (La Cueva High School, 6:00p)
June 12th - Ice Cream Social (La Cueva Cafeteria, 4:00p)
June 13th to July 21st - Summer Workouts (Mon - Thur)
June 14th & 15th - Youth Football Camp (La Cueva HS Football Field, 8:00a-12:00p)
June 27th - Golf Tournament (Tanoan Golf Club)
July 4th to 8th - No Workouts
August 1st - Two-a-days start
August 6th - Intersquad Scrimmage (La Cueva HS Football Field)
Basic Support: Parents should do the best they can to help their children in the following areas:
- Nutrition - Have them eat right to perform at their best.
- Proper Rest - Sleep is essential and often neglected part of an athlete training/competition schedule.
- Transportation - Provide or help arrange for rides to and from practices, games etc.
- Time Management - Family, school, athletic, social and work responsibilities can become too much for a young athlete. Guidance in this area helps children remain focused on their personal goals.
Support by Caring: There are many ways for parents to show their children that they are truly concerned for them:
- Always keep the child's best interests in the forefront.
- Always be aware of the child's needs, feelings, and concerns.
- Honestly assess the child's ability or potential and work to instill true confidence.
- Always try to be interested in the progress and improvement of the athletes.
- Attend as many of their games as possible. Obviously parents need to be there to support their children. They also need to be there to support the team.
- Parents need to "understand" the role of interscholastic athletics.
- Lifelong lessons
- Hard work and Improvement
- Meeting challenges
- The value and power of team work
- Stress management
- Competitive Sportsmanship
- Parents need to understand the various Points Of View of all involved (with the team).
- The Point of View (P.O.V.) of their child (the athlete)
- Their own P.O.V.
- The P.O.V. of the other athletes and their parents.
- The P.O.V. of the coach.
- Parents need to "understand" how to motivate their children to achieve their full potential.
- Help to set realistic, attainable goals.
- Be aware of the kinds of things that have positive (and negative) effects on the athlete and the team.
- Parents need to "understand" the concept of being PART OF A TEAM:
- The fragile nature of a team and its members (team chemistry)
- Team attitudes - the idea that there is no place on a team for selfishness.
- Team Success is based on the group effort. Individual achievements are fine as long as the team remains the number one priority.
- Loud, obnoxious, unsportsmanlike behavior. Such actions are an embarrassment to the parents, their children, the school and to the community. They are unnecessary and not acceptable.
- Becoming overly critical:
- Of their children
- Of the team or the players on the team
- Of the coach
- Of the referees or the game officials (griping and complaining is contagious, negative behaviors rarely bring about positive change!)
- "Overstepping" or going too far - Parents simply are not responsible for
- Game strategies
- Program philosophy
- Rating of other players
- Evaluation of players, coaches, programs or officials.