Jamboree Week is Upon Us!
This coming weekend marks the conclusion of a superb spring of preparation by all the players and coaches! The most admirable aspect of the journey has been the level of commitment and effort by all concerned!! It has been immensely gratifying to observe the weekly improvement that has taken place throughout. We have certainly lived up to our motto of "Try Your Hardest-Get Better Each Day and Do The Right Thing!" . The upcoming jamboree's will be a reward for all that has come before!
As a program, we video-tape everything and then spend June breaking down what we see. In conjunction with the video, our coaching staff reviews their individual and collective observations of the event. In July/August we use this data to make specific and lasting adjustments to how we organize and implement individual and team preparation headed into Fall Ball.
Format: We play a series of 30 minute scrimmages on a half-field with no special-teams or kicking game. We simulate actual game conditions as closely as possible. A coach is allowed on the field with the players to ensure quality control and safety.
Jamboree Week Itinerary
Tuesday, 25 May: Final JV Practice. Player combinations and insertion are finalized. Game uniform issue will occur after practice. Practice uniforms collected for laundering and all game uniforms are to be kept in the Dawghouse. Injured players must obtain uniforms as well.
Wednesday, 26 May: Final Varsity Practice. Player combinations and insertion are finalized. Game uniform issue will occur after practice. Practice uniforms collected for laundering and all game uniforms are to be kept in the Dawghouse.
Thursday, 27 May: Individual, Team and Program Photograph Day for both Varsity and JV. We will begin photos at 3:16 PM. Injured players must participate in this event as well! This is our one shot deal for the hallway team photos that will be posted for 2010 and for player/team photos that will be sent home in mid-June. As well, the team photo sent to the BC Secondary School Football Association for playoff programs is also derived from this event. After we complete our photos, both squads will participate in team walk-throughs for the jamboree. Itineraries will be distributed after we are complete. Players may wear their jersey to school on Friday as it is a gameday tradition with the program.
Friday, 28 May, 1401-1731 hrs. Location: Nanaimo District HS
ALL PLAYERS SHOULD HAVE A FULL 4 LITRE WATER BOTTLE WITH THEM REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER!
Junior Varsity Jamboree
Saturday, 29 May, 1101-1446 hrs. Location: Nanaimo District HS.
Itineraries: (posted on JB Football Blog: http://johnbarsbyfootball.blogspot.com/ )
Post Jamboree Week: Players will be contacted re: Video viewing date/time. We will finish strong in the classroom, exam sessions and the weight room.
Summer: Beginning in early July, we will be in the weight-room Mon/Wed/Fri 1001-1116 hrs.
Fall Team Practices: Begin Monday 23 August. Please go to blog-site for times/details.