Leon High School was established in 1871 and has fielded a football team since 1915. Our first recorded game dates back to 1916. The continuously successful football program at Leon is one of the oldest and most highly revered aspects of Leon's historic tradition. This 2016-2017 season we celebrate 101 Years of Lion Football! Let the pride and tradition continue . . .
May 2, 2016
Dear Leon Football Parent,
Welcome to Spring Football 2016! I am writing to update you on Leon Football and our upcoming season.
For over 20 years now, Leon Football has successfully sold discount cards to raise funds and support our program. This year is no different. To defray the high cost of running a first-class football operation, we ask all of our players to sell 10 discount cards this Spring. Cards are priced at $20.00 each. Players will work through their respective position coaches to sell their cards and track their efforts. We will send the cards home with the players on Tuesday, May 3. Please be on the lookout for them. We are giving the players until Friday, May 13 to sell their cards. Players should turn all collected money in to their position coach. Checks can be made payable to Leon Football. Players who turn in their money for all 10 cards on or before that Friday (May 13) will have met their obligation. Players who still need to sell cards will be part of an organized Blitz Day on Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. Blitz Day participants will go out into the public together to sell cards until they have each met their goal. At that point, the card sale will be over for Varsity. We are asking players who fall short of the 10 card goal to write a check for the difference. There is no maximum number of cards a player can sell, but the minimum is 10. Please understand that the 10 cards your son receives have a total cash value of $200, so please treat them as such.
Last year the discount card sale was a success, but the incentive program was slow in rewarding those who sold cards. This year we are going to do it differently. Players selling 15 cards will receive 1 free card. Players may sell their free card and personally keep the $20. There is no limit to how many cards a player can sell, but for every 15 sold they will get a free card.
The summer schedule and other important football news are posted on our official web site, www.LeonLionsFootball.com. Please check our site often. I want to emphasize that the best time for Lions to take a vacation is between the end of school and June 13 and/or the week of July 4. To be properly prepared for the upcoming football season, it is imperative that players attend all scheduled practices. Please plan vacations and appointments accordingly.
As parents, I know you hear a lot about 7-on-7 training and 7-on-7 tournaments and games. These events are for the skill/perimeter players only. That would be quarterback, running backs receivers, defensive backs and linebackers.
There will be a Senior Parent Meeting Thursday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. in the Field House, followed immediately by the Red & White game at 6 p.m. Topics include college football readiness, how scholarships are earned and distributed, and what it means to be a Senior football player at Leon High School.
Finally, I want to thank you for all of your support. Without a strong parent connection, most of what we do would not be possible. Your participation is greatly appreciated. I’ll see you at the Red & White game.
Go Big Red,
Coach Tim Cokely