Centex Chargers Football
The Centex Chargers football team was formed for
the purpose of providing a Christian environment where home-schooled young men
can participate in competitive football.
We start our season with a summer skills camp, usually in June or
July. After the summer camp we will have once-a-week workouts until the
first full week of practice. Official practices will begin the first full
week of August. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
some Fridays until scheduled games begin. Practices are held at Heritage
Park in Belton.
A tentative schedule of games will be available in early
June. We schedule competitive football games with area public, private,
and homeschool teams. Games usually begin the later part of August and
continue through the first two weeks of November. As a member of the
Texas Association of Independent Athletic Organizations, we may have the
opportunity to participate in playoff games at the end of the season.
To participate in ANY Chargers Football team activity (including
games, practices, banquets, fund raisers, etc.), a player must meet the
general rule, we make every effort to keep the registration fees concerning
participation on the Chargers football team to an affordable minimum. The
seasonal registration fees pay for new player equipment, officials, game balls,
and other necessary equipment. This fee does NOT cover
the remainder of the player’s specific uniform, to include: red game socks,
cleats, mouthpiece, practice pants and jersey, and any special accessories the
player desires. This also does NOT include player travel to and from
games, overnight accommodations, food, gas, pictures, etc.
FEE FOR 2015 SEASON:
*A minimum $100.00 deposit is required from all players. The remainder is due by September 15.
Scholarships are available to
families who are experiencing financial hardship. Email email@example.com.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR
Players are required to
wear appropriate clothing and personal protective gear for ALL
games and practices. See your coach
concerning personal protective gear.
About Competitive Football
Parents and players are reminded that CenTex Chargers Football is
a competitive football program. Unlike Pop Warner or other pre-junior high
football programs, coaches at the middle school and high school level are not
required to get every player into the game. On the contrary, players and
parents alike need to understand that the head coach’s job is to DEVELOP
excellence in the athletes, to BUILD the team and to WIN football games using
the players that have best prepared their abilities, bodies and team, given the
distinct circumstances of each game.
best six players will start each game. That does not mean that the same six
players will start every game. During practice, coaches will make an
assessment on who should be in the starting positions. Coaches are encouraged (though still not
required) to play all players in scrimmages, and in actual games when either
team has a significant or "insurmountable" lead. So there should be play-time opportunities for
ALL players at various points during the season. And since all players receive essentially the
same practice time, drilling, instruction, etc., each player has the
opportunity of progressing to the point that he may indeed be considered for
greater playing time.
Our first game will be late August and our
season will wrap up with playoffs taking place in November. The schedule can be accessed on the Football
page on the Chargers website.
A comparison of 6-man and 11-man game rules can be found on the
Football page on the Chargers website.
Recruiting and Conditioning workouts will start in July. Regular season practices begin
the first full week of August and are on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and some Fridays. Practice will start at 6:00
p.m. until dark and be at Heritage Park
All players are encouraged to attend all practices and coaches are
encouraged (but not required) to consider faithful attendance as
a factor when determining a particular player’s playing time. Coaches
depend on reliable attendance in order to prepare organized and effective practices.
A player’s level of commitment to attendance and diligence greatly contributes
to the coach’s decisions concerning his playing time. Players/parents should notify the coach at
the earliest possibility if the player will be unable to make a practice, or if
he will be late to a practice. Please give your coaches as much notice as
possible if the player will be unable to make a game.
In the event or threat of inclement weather (thunderstorms or
heavy rain), a coach will notify via email whether or not the practice is
relocated, rescheduled, or cancelled. While
we don’t purpose to play or practice in miserable weather, we also don’t miss
the opportunity to play or work hard as a team just because the weather is not
ideal. We expect players to come to ANY practice or game prepared with
appropriate clothing, which could mean layers or underclothes.
If you have a suggestion or issue concerning the team or one of
the coaches, players, or other persons involved or associated with the
Chargers, please consider going to them first and allowing them an opportunity
to address the concern.
If there is a continued desire to make your concerns known to the
head coach, please do so in writing to:
Dave McMurry, Head Coach, Centex
1506 Paseo del Plata, Suite 300,
Temple, Texas 76502
Or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the problem or suggestion is specifically play-related,
you may address your comments verbally to the coach, but only AFTER the
game or practice.
Concerns may also be addressed to the Athletic Director at
The provisions in this policy may be modified and/or added to at any
time at the sole discretion of the Coaches, and all parties are required to
adhere to any revised policy.