Feeder Programs

Feeder Programs

A. The middle school athletic programs are to be considered "feeder programs" for the High School athletic programs. The athletic programs at the high school can only be as good as the feeder programs that provide this foundation. The Varsity Head Coach will oversee the entire program grades 7 – 12.

B. It will be the Head Coach's responsibility of each sport at the high school, which has a feeder program at the middle school level, to institute their program at the middle school.

C. This shall include, but is not limited to, one (1) "workshop" each year with the middle school coaches conducted by the coaches of that sport at the high school level. Additional workshops, as needed, should be considered by the Head Coach to ensure proper integration of middle school programs, to build rapport and to develop a good working relationship between all coaches in the program.

D. This "workshop" shall be an educational tool for all middle school coaches in our system to ensure that our feeder programs are in continuity with our high school programs. This will make the transition from our middle programs to our high school programs beneficial to our athletes.

E. It is imperative that our middle school programs:

1. Run the same base offenses and defenses that our high school programs are using. This will only increase the quality of our high school athletic programs.

2. Teach the same terminology as used by our high school programs.

3. Teach the same basic skill techniques that our high school programs are teaching. (It goes without question that the skill level for a high school athlete will be far greater in most cases, but the same basic technique is expected to be taught).

F. It will be the responsibility of the Head Coaches of the high school sports to organize these workshops for our middle school coaches. All coaches, high school and middle school, are required to attend and participate. It is recommended that these workshops be held prior to the beginning of each sport's season.

G. Head Coaches are encouraged to invite middle school coaches to their meetings, practices, games, etc., to help establish a good working relationship among all levels.

H. The District Athletic Director and Head Varsity Coach will facilitate the recruitment and retention of middle school coaches. The head varsity coach will oversee the entire program grades 7 – 12.

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