RIVERWOOD LONGHORN ATHLETICS
Welcome to the Riverwood Boys' Athletics Web Page.
Thanks for a great year Longhorns!
We are looking forward another one 2013-2014!
Football camp is highly encouraged for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th graders that are playing football next year. The camp will be focused on Kingwood High School fundamentals, terminology, drills and play calling that is utilized at both KHS and RMS. This will be a great head start to the 2013 football season for our athletes.
Coach Bransom will be working the speed camp all summer, so it will be nice to see how hard the boys are working..
Please know that this camp is work.. One hour of weights and one hour of speed and agility.. The camp is 2 hours a day, 4 days a week.. Most of the HS football coaches work the camp as well and love seeing the MS boys out there..
We know many of you go to athletic republic and they do a great job, but our camps are closer, and they are our camps.. We also realize that many families will go on vacation at some point this summer.. That is not an issue, just go on vacation and jump back into the camp
We believe it is very important that our athletes try and go to both camps
Remember, camps are just suggested...NOT mandatory,
ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE TO
RECEIVE EQUIPMENT AND PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.
Physical forms can be downloaded on the Humble ISD Athletics Website
Humble ISD has a high heat and humidity policy that determines when it is safe to practice. We will be following these guidelines to determine if and for how long we will be practicing when the mercury rises as it has been. This policy takes into consideration a dry bulb reading of the temperature as well as the humidity.
Every day we do have practice the kids will have unlimited water breaks. They do not have to ask for permission. We will also take short breaks and get in the shade. Our plan is to also have buckets with ice water and a sponge in it, so the kids can squeeze it over their heads to cool off.
There will be mandatory water breaks every 15-20 minutes. While we will have a hydration station available, your son should bring his own water in a jug each day. Please make sure his name is on it.
Your son should be hydrated before he gets to school each day. Hydration for each days practice must begin the night before. He needs to drink half his body weight in ounces of water everyday. He should get some water going to every period and drink plenty at lunch. Once he is dehydrated it's too late.
PLEASE have your son refrain from drinking any type of sodas or sugary drinks, including Powerade. Water is the best thing to drink. If your son is properly hydrated his urine will be completely clear.
If your son has Asthma, we must have an inhaler in our possession. We will label them and keep them in our medicine kit. Your son should also have an inhaler in his possession. He is not allowed to use another athletes inhaler.
We will be giving more information at the Spaghetti Dinner on September 6.
We will take every precaution necessary to insure the safety of our athletes.