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MAXIMIZING SAFE TACKLE PERFORMANCE

At Lake Washington the safety of our players is always at the forefront of how we coach.  Here are some informative videos that describe our tackling technique and and how we maximize our effectiveness while increasing player safety.  The Atavus Tackle System is built upon teachable technique and fundamentals, informed by actionable data and analytics, and able to maximize player and team performance across all levels of the game.

Parent Involvement

Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.

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Kang Football 2018

Important Dates

 

May 29 – June 8

Spring Practice

June 8

Purple/White Scrimmage

July 27 – July 29 (Fri—Sun)

Camp Casey (strongly encouraged to attend)

August 1

Football Registration Opens (online through LWSD website)

August 13

Athletic Office Opens

August 13 – 14

Equipment Handout/Impact Testing

August 15

First Day of Practice

August 31

First Varsity Game @Steilacoom

Week of September 2

First J.V. and C-Team Games

October, 2018

Kang Football Always Rising Auction

**More information on above events will be available on the website.

Summer Schedule:  Weightlifting throughout the summer.  Schedule TBD but generally most mornings at LWHS.  Incoming freshman are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

Summer Practices:  Practices will start August 15.  There will be some two-a-day practices the first two weeks.  There will likely be practice on August 18 and August 25.  Times will be posted on the website.

 

***Practice attendance is important.  Per WIAA rules:  All players must have 12 practice days before being eligible to play in a game (no exceptions).  Attending both practices during two-a-day practices only counts as one practice day.  Missing four or more consecutive practice days will result in losing practice days towards game eligibility.  Thus, try to avoid scheduling vacations after August 15.

 

Kang Football Contact Information

Head Coach:  Andy Arena (aarena@lwsd.org)

Gridiron Club President: Mark Johnsen (president@KangFootball.com)

Website: KangFootball.com

Twitter: @KangFootball

About Kang Football

Vision: To be a championship-caliber program.

Mission: To empower those in our program to be their best self.

Values: Gratitude, Respect, Integrity, Team (G.R.I.T.)

Gridiron Club:  The Gridiron Club is the Booster Club for Kang Football that supports the football program through volunteer and fundraising efforts.  Some examples of Gridiron Club support include:

  • Team Dinners (every Thursday night during the season).
  • Football Game Operations (chains, clock/scoreboard, announcing, stats, video, halftime fuel, etc.).
  • Team Communications.
  • Equipment Purchases (sideline headsets, Hudl video program, video cameras).
  • Support of Camp Casey.
  • Home game program (includes solicitation of advertising)
  • Mom’s Night, Dad’s Night, and Senior Night
  • Coaching stipends and training.
  • Kang Football aLWways Rising Auction

If you are interested in volunteering with the Gridiron Club let us know!  Email president@KangFootball.com with how you would like to help support Kang Football.

Don’t miss Kang Football announcements.  Register at KangFootball.com for email communications.  Parents and players should register for text reminders using the remind app—text @LWKangs to 81010 to sign up.  Follow Kang Football on Twitter @KangFootball.


PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Lake Washington Kangs Football experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules and communication? This list of articles will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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