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  • 2015 Panthers Football
    Upcoming Dates:
    • SPRING OPEN-FIELD WORKOUTS: Monday May 2nd For 6th, 7th and 8th Graders NOT participating in School Spring Sports - Are encouraged to turn out 2:30pm - 5:00pm for conditioning, exercises, techniques, skills, games and more...
    • SPRING FOOTBALL MANDATORY WORKOUTS: First week of June open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders after school M-F on the Poulsbo Middle School Football Field. *Note: See the athletic secretary after February 2016 to pick up and complete an Athletic Registration Packet before participation in Spring Football Workouts.
    • Equipment Handout and Parent Meeting: Wednesday August 24th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    • First Practice: Monday August 29nd 5:00-7:00pm and will continue at this time through Tuesday September 6th until school starts. Once school starts practices will take place Mon-Fri immediately after school until 5:00pm
    • Jambore: Wednesday September 14th Varsity and Thursday September 15th Junior Varsity
    • First Game: Wednesday September 21st 3:30 pm Varsity and Thursday September 22nd 3:30 pm JV
    • Monday May 2nd - Registration Packet DUE!!! 6th and 7th Grade Student/Parent Interest Meeting Wednesday April 27th at 6:00 PM on the Poulsbo Middle School Football Field - This is a meeting to get all Football Registration Paperwork and meet the coaching staff. For those who miss the meeting there will be forms at the office to fill out and return, Attention Football: Please pick up an Athletic Participation Form packet from the office to be covered for practices. UPDATED! Eligibility, Registration, Emergency Information, Participation Concussion Fact Sheet and Physical(good for 2 years from date received).

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    2016 Poulsbo Middle School
    Spring/Summer Football Training
    Head Coach Tony Ledesma 360-340-5069 tledesma@nkschools.org

    Hello Parents and Athletes:
    I would like to take this time and introduce myself, my name is Tony Ledesma and I am the Head Football Coach at Poulsbo Middle School. This is my sixth season with the Panthers Football Program. I have played football at the pee-wee, middle school, high school, college and semi-pro level. I have coached previously with North Kitsap Pee Wee association since 2005. Also on our staff is JV Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator James Smith who has been with the program for the last 9 years and Varsity Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator Dan Snelson who is in his 4th season, was with North Kitsap Pee Wee Association for 11 years. Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator Stu Beigler is in his 2nd season. We also have 3 assistant/volunteer coaches Todd Gowin, Melvin Borges and Alexander Currier with available spots for any parents, friends and football fans to provide their time and dedication to working with the Youth of North Kitsap community.
    We will have an interest meeting Wednesday April 27th, and would like for all families looking to be a part of Panther Football for the 2016 fall season to attend. For the month of May we will host Open-Field Workouts, captain led and coach supervision for conditioning, exercises, skills, techniques and games. The first week of June we are having a spring mini football camp to introduce interested athletes to what it is like to be a part of Panther Football. This week is for ANYONE interested or thinking about playing football, no experience necessary. Although we do need registration paperwork turned in ASAP. Packets can be picked up at the PMS Main Office. There is no charge. Please bring something comfortable to exercise in and cleats if you have them, running shoes are fine there is no need to purchase any equipment at this time. We will workout after school Monday through Friday for the month of may and the first week of June.
    I will be sending everyone home with a list of workouts and exercises that we will cover during the minicamp week and suggestions to do on their own at home throughout the summer. There will not be any organized workouts during the summer. If students want to get together to workout that is a great idea but our coaching staff will not be available to assist on location. We encourage captain led workouts and leadership from our young student/athletes. For any advice or recommendations feel free to contact me at any time via email or phone.

    Important Dates:
    • SPRING OPEN-FIELD WORKOUTS: Monday May 2nd For 6th, 7th and 8th Graders NOT participating in School Spring Sports - Are encouraged to turn out 2:30pm - 5:00pm for conditioning, exercises, techniques, skills, games and more...
    • SPRING FOOTBALL MANDATORY WORKOUTS: First week of June open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders after school M-F on the Poulsbo Middle School Football Field. *Note: See the athletic secretary after February 2016 to pick up and complete an Athletic Registration Packet before participation in Spring Football Workouts.
    • Equipment Handout and Parent Meeting: Wednesday August 24th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    • First Practice: Monday August 29nd 5:00-7:00pm and will continue at this time through Tuesday September 6th until school starts. Once school starts practices will take place Mon-Fri immediately after school until 5:00pm
    • Jambore: Wednesday September 14th Varsity and Thursday September 15th Junior Varsity
    • First Game: Wednesday September 21st 3:30 pm Varsity and Thursday September 22nd 3:30 pm JV

    Team – Leader – Confidence – Coachable – Accountable – Gentleman – Respect – Responsible – Pride - PANTHER

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    Please fill out, cut and return bottom half to PMS Office Football Box or Email to tledesma@nkschools.org

    Students Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Parents Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________
    Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________
    Phone Number: ____________________________________________________________________________________
    Volunteer:___Chain Crew/Marker___Concessions____Team Mom/Organizer
                  ___Video Tape/Photograph___Asst. Coach
    Notes: _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Frequently Asked Questions:


    When is practice?
    Once school starts practice will start PROMPTLY at 2:50 pm and we will end practice at 5:00 pm from the field.
    We will practice Monday-Friday
    PMS Schedule: Mon, Tues, Thur, Friday Release 2:25 pm & Wed Release 1:35 pm

    What does my student/athlete do with his football equipment bag during school?
    When student/athletes arrive at school (whether dropped off, walk or ride the bus) they can head over to the equipment shed and it will be unlocked. They can put their bag in there and go to their first period class until school lets out. The shed will be unlocked by a custodian or a coach and they should head straight to the locker room to change.
    Their personal items can be left in the locker room and will be locked until after practice lets out.

     

    Will my student/athlete play Varsity or Junior Varsity?
    Teams will be divided by the Jamboree (a scrimmage/practice game between 3 other school teams)
    Teams will be divided and student/athletes will be on either team depending on skill level not necessarily their grade.
    This is our second season having 2 full Varsity and Junior Varsity teams with a full schedule for each team.
    Last year we had 52 players and Varsity was a near even split of 7th and 8th Graders. So there are opportunities for 7th graders to play up.
    Though as a coaching staff we strive to keep all coaches and athletes learning the same plays, positions and are encouraged to compete everyday to prove themselves.

    Transportation to Away games and after games?
    All athletes will travel to Away games together on a district school bus.
    This year we are doing something different and requiring all traveling athletes to ride the bus to and from games as a team.
    Parents, family and friends are encouraged to come support us at our games but will pick up their athlete from Poulsbo Middle School upon return.

    Student eligibility?
    ALL student/athletes MUST attend practice to earn a position and attendance plays a factor in their playing time.
    Student/Athlets describe everyone that is a part of the Panther Football Team and it is destinguished that way for a reason. We are STUDENTS first ATHLETES second. Being an athlete of Panther football is a PRIVILEDGE! It is their responsibility to keep up with their grades and behavior on and off the field. We encourage to build strong leaders learning more than just the game of football. We are building Leaders, Responsibility, Accountability, Courage, Confidence and Strong Active Contributors of the North Kitsap Community.

    Student eligibility?
    ALL student/athletes MUST attend practice to earn a position and attendance plays a factor in their playing time.
    Student/Athlets describe everyone that is a part of the Panther Football Team and it is destinguished that way for a reason. We are STUDENTS first ATHLETES second. Being an athlete of Panther football is a PRIVILEDGE! It is their responsibility to keep up with their grades and behavior on and off the field. We encourage to build strong leaders learning more than just the game of football. We are building Leaders, Responsibility, Accountability, Courage, Confidence and Strong Active Contributors of the North Kitsap Community.

    How do I find what my student/athlete grades are and how they are doing in classes?
    Students AND Parents have access to their student/athletes' grades. You can login to the NKSD Skyward account. https://www02.wrdc.wa-k12.net/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wnkitsas71/fwemnu01.w If you do not know your account information contact the school or District office.
    If your student/athlete is being mindful of their behavior and actions, completing their homework and turning it in, attending classes also completing all test and projects they will be eligible for all GAMES.

    Attendance if your child is sick, injured or will miss an event?
    Please notify the coach by email, written notice or phone call if you know your child will be absent from school, practice or a game.
    Attendance is mandatory! And any and all soreness, sickness or injury should be addressed to one of the coaching staff. We do not want to further any injury or sickness therefore knowing ahead of time will help shorten the recovery time necessary. An athlete can learn more being involved in practice and drills even if they are not participating.
    BUT we do not need distractions. If an athlete is too sick to attend practice or school they need to be home to recover, catch up on homework or rest.
    Student/Athletes are under our supervision during practice times and should not be walking the neighborhood, school campus or off-site away from a coaches supervision at any time. If you have any question about your child being at or NOT showing up to practice please contact one of our coaches and we will confirm their attendance since roll is kept every day.

    Make-up test, tutoring or just late to practice?
    If a student/athlete has to stay after class for any reason a note must be turned into a coach to be allowed at practice. Tutoring, make-up work and study time is encouraged with prior authorization or by note.

    My child has a doctors appointment or was seen by ANY physician at any time for injury, check-up or health concerns?
    If your child visits a health care physician they must get a note clearing them to participate in practice or limitations recommended with a time frame. If no not is received or no time frame is given then they must return to that physician with a clear description of extent of injury and clear for practice. If an athlete needs a note for any physical activity that goes for P.E. as well as Football participation it cannot exclude one or the other.

    If you have any further question please send them to Head Football Coach Tony Ledesma - 360-340-5069 - tledesma@nkschools.org

    Roster:

    ROSTER: Recruitment in progress...Do you have what it takes to be a Panther???
    Coaches:

    If you have any questions feel free to contact:

    Head Coach Tony Ledesma

    Email: tledesma@nkschools.org
    Phone: 360-340-5069

    Assistant Coaches: Dan Snelson
    James Smith
    Stu Biegler

    Volunteers:

    Todd Gowin
    Melvin Borges
    Alexander Currier

    POULSBO PANTHER
    FOOTBALL
    2015

    SCHEDULES

    All games start at 3:30 PM
    (Bus leaves school)
    Varsity (plays Wednesdays)
    Date Opponent Outcome
    9/9 Jamboree @ Hawkins, with Kingston, Curtis Red (1:50)  
    9/16 @ Fairview (2:00)  
    9/23 John Sedgwick  
    9/30 Central Kitsap  
    10/7 @ McMurray (1:00)  
    10/14 @ Klahowya  
    10/21 Kingston  
         
    Junior Varsity (plays Thursday)
    Date Opponent Outcome
    9/10 Jamboree @ Kingston with Hawkins (2:00)  
    9/17 Fairview  
    9/24 @ Cedar Heights (2:00)  
    10/1 Klahowya  
    10/8 @ Central Kitsap (2:10)  
    10/15 John Sedgwick  
    10/22 @ Kingston (2:00)  
         
    Standings

    West Sound Middle School League

    2015 VARSITY

    Northern Division  

    Southern Division

    School W L T   School W L T
    Fairview 4 0 0   Cutis (White) 3 0

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    Poulsbo 3 1 0   Marcus Whitman 3 0 0
    Central Kitsap 2 1 0   Mountain View 2 1

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    Ridgetop 1 1 1   Hawkins 1 2 0
    Kingston 1 3 0   Curtis (Red) 1 1 1
    Klahowya 1 2 0   Cedar Heights 0 3 0
              McMurray 0 4 0
              Sedgwick 0 3 0
                     
    2015 JUNIOR VARSITY
    Northern Division   Southern Division
    School W L T   School W L T
    Fairview 3 0 0   Hawkins 2 1 0
    Central Kitsap 2 1 0   Sedgwick 1 2 0
    Kingston 2 2 0   Cedar Heights 0 3 0
    Poulsbo 2 2 0   Marcus Whitman 0 3 0
    Klahowya 2 1 0          
    Ridgetop 1 2 0          
                     
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    Last Modified on November 20, 2015