This year’s Skinner Show kicks off with once again with Craig Etheredge talking about all the things we need to know. In this episode Coach Skinner discusses the new coaches, new trainers, upcoming schedule, our scrimmage against Fossil Ridge, and Friday’s game vs Prosper.
Join us on August 20th at 7:00 at Birdville High School for our annual “Meet the Coaches Night” Where this years coaches and teams will be introduced. You will have the opportunity to join the Booster Club and browse through the new merchandise for the 2014/15 season. Dinner will be served and all of your questions can be answered. All parents and players are encouraged to come so we may kick off the season with all the excitement that it deserves.
Dinner will be served at 7:00pm, however we will be open at 6:30pm so that you can register for the booster club and browse the new spirit wear.
Dinner will be provided by Abuelo’s and will cost $1.00 for each of the players and $8.00 per plate for the rest of us.
Once again it’s time to think “Fall” and “Football”
Below you will find important dates to remember.
- June 26 – Last day to renew and hold season ticket seats from 2013 season
- July 8 – First Day to purchase season tickets.
- August 15 – Last day to purchase season tickets.
Season ticket prices are:
- Birdville High School – $35
- Haltom High School – $42
- Richland High School – $35
If you have questions regarding season tickets, please call the Athletics Office at (817) 547-5820. We look forward to seeing you this Fall at the games.
Some offensive linemen fit on the opposite side of the spectrum as they have a difficult time maintaing their scale weight as the season moves forward. The scale can often be misleading but to young athlete’s that are constantly bombarded with numbers and how those particular numbers are supposed to correspond with performance or impact recruiting, it’s paramount to address the physical and mental needs of young linemen. It wasn’t too long ago where I was a young player wanting to add an extra ten pounds or hoping to grow an extra inch before college coaches came knocking on the door, I understand the pressure.
The downside to pressure is it’s ability to take us out of our comfort zone, thus navigating us down roads we normally wouldn’t travel. There are very few occasions where pressure can lead us to a beneficial place. When the scale isn’t displaying the number we want, far too often we think fast food is what we need. We grab the largest order of fries and as many burgers we can stomach with the hopes of packing back on the pounds, when all that may have needed to be done was to properly rehydrate. It may have taken four cups of water and a balanced meal for the scale to magically change back to where we wanted it to be. Instead, the low quality fast food may have done more to dehydrate you, make you fatter and hamper overall performance. This is the power of pressure, it’s ability to force us to bring a chainsaw when the job calls for a butter knife.
Here’s a very simple rule of thumb to help you manage hydration through the season, “if I lose one, drink two”, for every pound you lose post practice, replace it by drinking two cups of water. No, this doesn’t have to be in one sitting, throughout the rest of the evening sip on water until you have drank your required amount based on the weight lost. If you are a guy that loses multiple pounds through the course of practice, remember, your water intake doesn’t just have to come from water, it can come from food. A medium salad contains approximately 7oz of water, a roasted chicken breast is about 65% water, pasta and beans are like sponges and are up to 77% water. The more moist the food, the more water it contains. Sorry, your favorite soda doesn’t count and I would advise you to stay away from sports drinks as they are going to provide extra sugar that presents an entire set of other problems.
Caloric intake is critical in maintaing muscle mass and should not be taken lightly. It’s not easy to eat all of your calories, sometimes you have to drink them. Here is a recipe of a high calorie shake that’s going to do more for your overall health goals than the typical “weight gainer”. It’s easy as “1,2,3,4”……
- Scoop Whey Protein
- Tbsp Coconut Oil
- Ice Cubes
Calories 330 – Protein 18 – Carbs 5 – Fat 28
All fat is not created equal, Coconut Oil is primarily MCT, thus not stored as fat but burned as energy. This shake is IDEAL for those that don’t like to eat breakfast or use as a high quality bedtime snack.
As the UIL shakes things up, we say good bye to the Boswell Pioneers, the Saginaw Rough Riders, the North Side Steers, and the Chisholm Trail Rangers. We would also like to extend a welcome to the Grapevine Mustangs, and the Lake Dallas Falcons. There will be plenty more news as this information disseminates.
Arlington’s most senior schools remain in a district essentially unchanged from the past two years.
Arlington High, Bowie, Lamar, Martin and Sam Houston will compete in District 4-6A and again be paired with Fort Worth Paschal, North Crowley and Weatherford.
The Young Women’s Leadership Academy, the Fort Worth school district’s first single-gender school, has been added and will compete in girls sports.
Class 6A includes schools with enrollments of 2,100 students and more.
Arlington Seguin will play in District 14-5A with four of Mansfield’s schools – Lake Ridge, Legacy, Summit and Timberview – and Lancaster, Red Oak and Waxahachie.
Aledo grouped with Johnson County schools
Aledo has been moved out of its alignment with Fort Worth schools and will move into District 8-5A, a league predominantly made up of schools in Johnson County.
The Bearcats will be joined their for the 2014-16 school years with Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Crowley, Everman, Joshua and Granbury.
Class 5A was formerly 4A the past two years and includes schools with enrollments between 1060-2099.
Aledo’s stay in District 7-4A the past two years was marked with controversy because of the Bearcats’ dominance.
The Bearcats marched through district by winning all seven games by an average score of 76-7 en route to the Class 4A Division II state title.
Dunbar and Grapevine in same district
The UIL divided Fort Worth’s 11 Class 5A schools into two districts.
The Fort Worth school district’s Carter-Riverside, Dunbar, Eastern Hills and Polytechnic will compete in District 6-5A with suburbia’s Grapevine, which dropped in classification, Lake Dallas and North Richland Hills Birdville.
District 7-5A is comprised of all Fort Worth schools, including Arlington Heights, North Side, South Hills, Southwest, Trimble Tech and Western Hills.
By: John Henry
Special to the Star-Telegram
This event is for all Football Players,Family & Friends…Your son will receive his invite tomorrow.Please respond as the deadline for head count is January 15th.
Join Craig and Coach Skinner for the final show of the season as they discuss the loss to Denton Guyer.
GAME CHANGE FOR 4TH ROUND PLAYOFF
BIRDVILLE. HAWKS VS DENTON GUYER WILDCATS
Monday Dec 9Th @ 7:30PM
Now at Apogee Stadium -North Texas
Pep rally is on- Senior Moms dance!!!!!! please be there at 1:45.
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES!
REVISED AS OF 12-8-2013
4th Round Football Playoff Class 4A Division 1 Regional 1 Final
Birdville Hawks VS Denton Guyer Wildcats
Monday December, 9th at 5:00pm
Northwest ISD Stadium
***Reminder please stop by and get your presale tickets sold in front office til 10am on Monday***
Students $6, Adult $8 and $10 at the gate on day of game.
We are the home team!
Boys will be wearing white Jersey
Pep Rally-there will not be a pep rally on Monday
Cheer Crowd- Not sure on the time boys will arrive to the field.But as soon as i know i will keep you posted.We need to show them our support and be there to cheer them on as they get off the bus.
Bring your noise makers, posters and most of all your HAWK SPIRIT!!!
Playoff Shirts- $15.00 I have a few left in small/medium sizes let me know if you would like one.
Tailgating is allowed- no grills or open flames, and all trash must be picked up.
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