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WALLINGFORD GAME DAY
by posted 10/23/2021

WALLINGFORD GAME:  SUNDAY- October 24th 

WHEN: ARRIVAL 7:45 AM SHARP (9am Kickoff)

WHERE:  LYMAN HALL HIGH SCHOOL

(70 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford,Connecticut 06492)

WHITE JERSEY/PINK SOCKS & GAME DAY UNIFORM

DON'T FORGET YOUR GAME DAY WATER BOTTLE

MAKE SURE TO REVIEW YOUR PLAYBOOKS SATURDAY

 

IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES ON GAME DAY, TEXT 203-641-4190


 
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PROJECTED SCHEDULE WALLINGFORD WEEK
by posted 10/17/2021

Another tough win against a very good and tough Shelton team.  The game video has been shared through HUDL with everyone.  If you did not recevie it, let us know.  Unlike last week we do not have a holiday tomorrow, so school work first then football homework second.  If the boys have a chance to review the video and self-reflect on a play they are proud of and one they want to grow from, we will talk about them on "Tell the Truth Tuesday." 

Today's win was special because we overcame numerous adversities.  Each time the boys were challenged they responded.  While there is plenty to work on, the coaches could not be more proud of the boys work today. 

Wallingford is up next and they are fighting for the same playoff spot we are working to secure.  To follow is our projected schedule for the week.  Let's get ready to get back to work and have a GREAT WEEK OF FOOTBALL!  

PRACTICE: TUESDAY- October 19th 

WHEN: ARRIVAL 5:15 PM - 7:15ish

WHERE:  GIDEON WELLES

WHAT TO BRING / WEAR:  FULL PRACTICE GEAR AND WATER

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PRACTICE: THURSDAY- October 21st 

WHEN: ARRIVAL 5:15 PM - 7:15ish

WHERE:  GIDEON WELLES

WHAT TO BRING / WEAR:  FULL PRACTICE GEAR AND WATER

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JERSEY DAY: FRIDAY - October 22nd 

WEAR:  BLUE GAME JERSEY TO SCHOOL

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PRACTICE: FRIDAY - October 22nd 

WHEN: ARRIVAL 5:00 PM - 6:30ish

WHERE:  GIDEON WELLES

WHAT TO BRING / WEAR:  FULL PRACTICE GEAR AND WATER

WE WILL END EARLY TO SUPPORT GHS WHO HAS A HOME GAME

 

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TENTATIVE FINAL WALK THROUGH: SATURDAY - October 23rd

WHEN: ARRIVAL TBD

WHERE:  TBD

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WALLINGFORD GAME: SUNDAY- October 24th 

WHEN: ARRIVAL 7:45 AM

KICKOFF 9:00 AM WHERE: WALLINGFORD SHEEHAN HIGH SCHOOL 

WHAT TO BRING / WEAR:  GAME DAY UNIFORM


 
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HOW TO: CHAIN GANG / FILM
by posted 09/11/2021

AS THE SEASON BEGINS HERE WE CAN NOT DO IT WITHOUT OUR GAME DAY VOLUNTEERS. 

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF HOW TO'S FOR SOME OF OUR KEY JOBS.

 

HOW TO: DO THE CHAINS

 

 

HOW TO: FILM 

Sideline view:

  • Good examples of filming football - sideline video: http://youtu.be/wQhfr2L_t6w
  • Must be filmed from a high, midfield shot.  The higher the better.
  • Must be filmed with a digital Camcorder (Hi-Def hard drive recommended; AVCHD).
  • Must use a tripod to steady the shot.
  • Only film the action.  Begin filming as the players get to the line of scrimmage, and stop a few seconds after the end of the play.  Pause between each play.  If a penalty happens, keep filming and zoom in on the ref as the call is made.
  • Show the scoreboard at the beginning of the game, after each PAT or FG, at the beginning of each quarter, and at the end of the game.
  • If you require filming scoreboard shots every play, keep the scoreboard and play on the same sequence.  Pan down to the field, and don't start and stop the camera. This keeps your camera from creating extra clips of just scoreboard shots. If you do choose to stop and start, creating extra clips, please don't upload the scoreboard clips.
  • For penalties, keep the ref's call on the same sequence as the play.  Please don't create a new scene just for the referee's call. Zoom in and film the ref when the penalty is signaled. Include the scoreboard, play, and ref's call ALL on the same sequence.
  • Make sure the zoom is correct: every player needs to be in the shot from the start of and during the play.  You can slowly zoom in on the tackle at the end of the play (this helps to identify players for statistics).
  • Try to fill the frame with the players and minimize the amount of open field.
  • On kickoffs, punts, and FG's, slowly follow the coverage teams down the field.  During kicks, don't immediately move the camera and focus on the returner.
  • As the play develops, SLOWLY zoom out and/or pan when needed.  Please keep ALL players in the shot.
  • Minimize the amount of fast camera movement - use slow zooming and slow panning.
  • Don't follow the ball (this isn't a TV broadcast) until the ball has been either completed or handed off.

 
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OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
by posted 09/09/2021

At long last the

OFFICIAL LEAGUE SCHEDULE 

has been released.  We have loaded the dates to the calendar and you should see them on our team schedule and on your calendar if you are subscribed.

Our first four games are home and then we take to the road for the last four.  We will have at least one playoff game of November football so do not make travel plans.  We plan on making a playoff run this year so we are looking for multiple games in November.  

Here is a breakdown of the schedule.

Home Games 

  • 9/12 - Guilford - 12pm
  • 9/19 - Madison - 9am (we are confirming this time is correct)
  • 9/26 - Branford - 11am
  • 10/3 - Pomperaug - 1pm

Away Games

  • 10/10 - Newtown - 10am
  • 10/17 - Shelton - 1pm
  • 10/24 - Wallingford - 9am
  • 10/31 - Bristol - 9am

 

  


 
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STUDENT FIRST
by posted 08/18/2021

WE WILL BE GOOD STUDENTS, CITIZENS, AND TEAMMATES 

FIRST

 

Coach Murphy and all of the coaches will continually stress the importance of successfully integrating our football activities with school

Everyone who represents our team has an expectation that they will take the effort, desire to succeed, as well as the respect for coaches, and caring for teammates that we see at the bottom of the Gideon Hill right into the classrooms at the top of the hill.  As the boys mature the coaches feel now is the time to teach the lesson that in-school behavior can greatly impact the privilege of participating in sports

We will continually message on this topic, and will support all the kids and families any way we can to teach why STUDENT COMES FIRST IN STUDENT/ATHLETE.


 
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TOP 10 SIGNS YOU ARE A GREAT TEAMMATE
by posted 07/22/2021

TOP 10 SIGNS YOU ARE A GREAT TEAMMATE

10.  You are willing to play any role that helps the team

9.  You would rather score less and win than score more and lose

8.  When your team scores, the first people you congratulate are your teammates

7.  You love practice as much as you love games

6.  You respect your opponent but do not fear them

5.  You listen, are coachable, and respect your coaches and officials

4.  You are quick to pick up a teammate who is having a bad day

3.  You help teammates who have less experience

2.  You learn and grow from your own mistakes as well as others

1.  You are confident but not arrogant

Are you a great teammate?

- Coach Rabbit


 
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