“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1
Football season is getting started and here are some tips to make the start a smooth one!
- Register for/Renew your Patriot Pass as soon as possible. Check to make sure your contact info is current and then pay for your Pass using PayPal, Venmo, or by check or cash in our offices. Once your Pass is paid for it can take up to 48 business hours to be activated. Our offices are open Monday-Thursday 10am to 4pm. If you apply for your Pass on Thursday night at 10pm it will not be approved until Monday when the offices open.
- Pay only through the payment links provided. There are QR codes available on the Athletic Registration page as well as on the registration itself.
- Register your student-athlete for their specific sport. Log into your Patriot Pass account using your user name. Once you have logged in you will need to click on the Patriot Pass page link at the top of the page, then the Athletic Registrations link found in the middle of the page.
- Enjoy your season!
HERE ARE SOME KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER:
- YOUR PATRIOT PASS CANNOT BE ACTIVATED IF NOT PAID FOR.
- YOU CANNOT REGISTER IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PAID PATRIOT PASS.
- YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES IN THE REGULAR SEASON, INCLUDING PRACTICES OR GAMES, IF THEY ARE NOT REGISTERED THROUGH OUR ONLINE SYSTEM.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Log in to your Patriot Pass page, click on Athletic Registrations and then on the Football to register for the 20-21 FEAST Football Season.
How blessed we are to fellowship while building each other up heading towards the goal of honor and glorifying Christ through Athletics!
It is an exciting time of the year for FEAST Football’s off-season activities. Though our strength and conditioning camp is coming to its conclusion, off-season workouts will continue until July 15th. Our High School and Middle School Football players worked hard at this camp. It was great
witnessing old friends and new friends being able to see each other for the first time in months. A God-honoring attitude and work ethic has been and remains a tradition with FEAST Football players, and I see this group of young men keeping it that way. Stay connected with FEAST for updates on workout times as well as season schedules. This has been a unique off-season, but Christ remains in control through it all.
For more information on FEAST Football, contact Commissioner Robert Benitez at firstname.lastname@example.org, Varsity Head Coach, Mike Booker
at email@example.com, or Athletic Administrator, Sherri Kunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org
MESSAGE FROM COACH BOOKER
In order for you players to grow, the spirit/attitude, I pray you seek: We are as strong as our collective weaknesses. This is not only physical or flesh-full, but mostly
spiritual. Should there be anything that one of us is tempted or weak enough to give into, then so are we all. Discipline yourselves now, especially your attitudes towards Christ, your parents, and the temple (body) you were given. Your actions and behaviors on the field this fall are strengthened now.
“We are only as strong as we are Christ-like.” (John MacArthur)
As Individuals, “What contribution to this team does my life make?”
(Team includes the body of Christ) Gentlemen, build upon this question so you may carry the full Armor of God. Having your helmet and pads is to protect you for the game, but God’s armor will protect you before, during, and after – not only the game but all of life’s challenges.
STANCE / ALIGNMENT / ASSIGNMENT
Stance –What stance did the Apostles take? What was it like to stand in front of a city/nation/your own people when you knew most, or all of them would be against you? Do you show weakness? Do you stand with your head down? Do you show that you’re scared and doubtful?
Alignment–Who do you align yourself with? Why? For what purpose? Is your alignment
one that honors and glorifies Christ?
Assignment–What is your assignment? How does it benefit others? How does it affect others (good/bad)? Now you’ve been given this opportunity, how are you actively preparing for it?
I don’t believe these things are difficult, but they absolutely require you to actively address them and for you to choose the accountability that comes with them. I pray everyone is well, and please let me know any prayer needs or concerns you would have and if I may share.
For more information, contact Coach Booker at email@example.com
” This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Though the changes that have occurred in the last few weeks have surprised us, they have not surprised the one who created us. Parents may be working from home, dual credit is now online, and co-op has moved online as well. This is an awesome time to practice many of the skills
SKILLS LEARNED THROUGH FOOTBALL:
- Be part of a team – Your family needs to stay healthy and strong. Plan out well-balanced meals and snacks for the entire family. Design a workout program for the family to do together. Share the experience online with other team members.
- Learn to work well with each other – Find ways to be of assistance. Help keep siblings quiet while a parent is on a conference call. Ask how you can help.
- Encourage one another – Cheer for your own family. Find things to praise about each member of your family. Phone or video call older family members and neighbors. Someday soon, we will return to our routines and hopefully will look back at this time as a time of personal growth.
In observance of the recommended stay-at-home proclamation, Spring Camp is on hold. Look in the June MANNA for more details.
Contact Head Football Coach Michael Booker (210)286-0386 for questions on Spring Camp.
Congratulations to the New 2020 Football Captains:
Chase Hill, Cruz Garcia, Caden Driggers, and Gabriel Sones.
Get ready for FEAST Football Spring Camp 2020
Date: May 11-21, 2020 – Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri only
Registration for camp begins April 1, 2020. See the April Manna or the website for details.
If you are not able to take advantage of the FEAST Track program then find other ways to work on your abilities during the off season. Workout at home or a local gym. DISCLAIMER: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. Below is a list of possible exercises to work on:
- 40 yard sprints
- 30 yard back pedal — directional change every 10 yards
- 10 x 10 Agility Square – cones are placed in 4 corners that are 10 yards apart. Player moves from corner to corner and attempts to do it as quickly as possible. Total of 10 moves/segments from corner to corner.
- Push Ups – Good form is required for it to count. Sternum must touch a football that is on the ground underneath the player. Back needs to be relatively flat.
- Burpees – The push up must be good form.
- Wall Squats – Players puts his back against a wall and forms a 90-degree angle with his knee joint (like sitting in a chair). He holds this position for maximum time.
- Swing Kicks – Player must swing his leg over a small chair positioned in front of him. Chair is ~36” high.
- Vertical Jumps
- Jump Rope – minimum number of stops within 60 seconds
- Distance Run– Player runs ~ 1-3 mile(s)
If you have questions about camp or workouts contact Football Commissioner Robert Benitez Robert.Benitez@sbcglobal.net or Head Coach Michael Booker firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.