Frequently Asked Questions
What football equipment will be provided?
We will provide helmets, shoulder pads, girdle (includes built in hip/thigh/tail bone pads), knee pads, 1 mouthpiece, practice jersey, practice pants, game day jersey and pants.
Can we take any equipment home?
No equipment can be taken home.
Does MCMS provide socks?
No. Socks must white and no longer the calf length. No show socks, and mid-calf socks are acceptable. Knee high socks are not acceptable.
What color cleats can we wear?
Cleats must be school color, Navy Blue, White, Silver/Grey. Black cleats will also work.
Can we wear tights/long sleeves/ head bands?
No, tights are not allowed. Tights will only be permitted if the weather is below 45 degrees. Shirts worn under uniforms must be short sleeve white or can be their grey MCMS shirt. No long sleeves. Coaches will let players know when they can wear a long sleeve. This will be when the weather is cold, and it is needed. Head bands are not permitted. Necklaces and wrist bands are also not permitted.
Will coaches wash clothes?
Yes. Coaches will wash jerseys, girdles, pants, and blues and greys.
Will lockers be provided?
Yes. All athletes are given lockers.
What about student grades?
UIL rules are no pass no play. Athletes must be passing all classes at the end of the 6 weeks. If their fail a class, they must sit out of games for 3 weeks. They will not be allowed to travel with the team. If they are passing all classes at the 3-week progress report, they will be allowed to rejoin the team.
Can my student attend tutorials?
Yes. Football players may attend morning tutorials. Players MUST communicate to coach a day in advance that they need to go to tutorials. Players must still come to practice at 7:00am, at 7:45am coaches will release a player who needs to attend tutorials. Players must return to practice once tutorials are over. If they do not let coach know a day in advance, they will not be allowed to leave practice.
Can my athlete participate in both football and cross country?
Yes. They will attend cross country practice prior to joining football practice.
What is the best way to receive football updates?
Most information will be sent to parents via email through Rankone or Skyward. Remind 101 is also used.
As a parent, what do I do if I have questions or concerns?
If parents have any questions or concerns parents may first contact Coach Valle via email or phone call. We will schedule a parent meeting if necessary. Coaches will not meet with or contact parents immediately after a game. We will reach out and contact the parent the next day if needed. Please do not contact Coach Bode or Mr. Gatlin first. They will ask you if you have met with Coach Valle. All Middle school athletic concerns are to go through Coach Valle. If an understanding cannot be met, then Coach Valle will reach out to Mr. Gatlin or Coach Bode.