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Team News.

Team News

2 months ago @ 12:27PM

Weight Lifting and Conditioning Canceled Monday May 3rd

Due to potential bad weather weight lifting and conditioning is canceled today, Monday, May 3rd.  We will lift and condtion this week tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 to 5:30.  Thank you for your understanding.

Team News

3 months ago @ 1:36PM

Tonight's Game has been Moved to Stafford

Our game scheduled for tonight has been moved to Stafford due to wet field conditions.  By wet I mean standing water on our field.  We will still have our senior night festivities.  We are still the home team and will be wearing blue pants and blue jerseys.  We will be on the home side for the game because we have sold almost all of our tickets.  Our band is coming, the cheerleaders will be there.  It will be home away from home.  Players will report to Colonial Forge at 4pm.  Parents of seniors walking this evening will report to the track at Stafford by 6:20.  Thank you and see you this evening.  

Team News

4 months ago @ 1:20PM

Practice Location Change for Friday, March 26th

ATTN: Practice today, Friday, March 26th, will be at Embrey Mill Field #1 today. Practice starts at 3:30 and ends at 5:30. A bus will be available from CF after school to Embrey Mill. The bus will not return players to CF after practice. We will practice in helmets and shoulder pads.

Team News

4 months ago @ 12:42PM

Practice Today, March 25th

ATTN: Practice today, Thursday, March 25th, will be at Embrey Mill Field #7 today. Practice starts at 3:30 and ends at 5:30. A bus will be available from CF after school to Embrey Mill. The bus will not return players to CF after practice. We will practice in helmets and shoulder pads.

 

Team News

4 months ago @ 9:39AM

Practice Canceled Today, Wednesday, March 24

ATTN: Practice is canceled for today, Wednesday, March 24th. We will have practice tomorrow and Friday. As of right now both days will be at Colonial Forge. The NWS is calling for heavy rain through the afternoon. There will be film this afternoon and evening so please have your student/athlete check Google Classroom for meet code information. Thank you.

Team News

4 months ago @ 8:30PM

Practice Time for March 22nd

Practice tomorrow, Monday, March 22nd, will be at Colonial Forge from 3:30 to 5:30. We will be in helmets and shoulder pads. See you all tomorrow.

Team News

4 months ago @ 12:32PM

Practice Location Change for Thursday, March 3rd

ATTN: Practice will be at Colonial Forge today from 3:30 to 5:30. Both JV and varsity will be in helmets and shoulder pads.

Team News

5 months ago @ 9:16PM

Practice Time and Location for Sunday the 21st

Practice Tomorrow, Sunday the 21st, will be at Brooke Point at 3pm. Pick will be at 5pm. We will be in helmets and shoulder pads tomorrow. You may park at the top of the hill by the tennis courts. Check in will also be by the tennis courts. You will see our coaches there for check in.  Thank you.

Team News

5 months ago @ 11:07AM

Saturday Feb 20 Practice Update

Practice Update: Practice is at Colonial Forge today on the bus loop due to ice on the fields at Embrey Mill. Practice times will remain the same. Check in starts at 2:00pm.  We will be in full gear. Make sure you have tennis shoes and not cleats, flip flops or clogs. We will hand out uniforms after practice. Thank you.

Team News

5 months ago @ 4:53PM

Practice Update for Saturday 2-20 and Sunday 2-21

Practice Update: Practice time has to be moved back tomorrow. We will now also have practice on Sunday. So on Saturday and Sunday check in will start at 2:00pm. On Saturday we will be on Field #2. On Sunday we will be on Field #7. Practicing on Sunday is very unusual in Virginia. In extreme cases we are able to do so when the VHSL allows it. Please understand that we do not want to practice on Sundays. This, however, is an extreme case.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

Team News

5 months ago @ 6:41PM

Physical Practice Canceled Tomorrow, Friday, Feb 18

Physical practice is canceled tomorrow, Friday, February 18th. Virtual meetings will start at 3:00. Fifteen practices are required by the state before a game can be played. Virtual meetings count as one practice this year. All players are expected to meet virtually with their coaches tomorrow afternoon in order to be counted present and for that practice to count as one of fifteen. The meeting schedule and links will be posted in our Google Classroom.

Team News

5 months ago @ 8:21PM

Virtual Practice (Meetings) Feb. 18

We will meet virtually tomorrow due to expected bad weather and the school cancelation.  I will post a meeting schedule and links in our Google Classroom stream tomorrow before noon.  All players are expected to be in their position group meetings at the posted time.  At this time, we still plan to hold a physical practice on Friday and Saturday.

Team News

5 months ago @ 9:10PM

Practice Time Update for Monday, Feb 15

Practice will end by 5:00pm tomorrow due to expected bad weather.  We will move practice up to 2:30pm and be done at 5:00pm.  We are still at Embrey Mill Field 1 as of now.  I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  I appreciate your flexibility and will keep you updated if anything changes.  Thanks for your continued support and understanding.

Team News

5 months ago @ 10:26AM

Practice Canceled Today, Friday, Feb 12th

Physical football practice is canceled today, Friday, February 12th. We will meet virtually today just like we did yesterday. Fifteen practices are required by the VHSL before a game can be played. Virtual meetings count as one practice this year. All players are expected to meet virtually with their coaches this afternoon in order to be counted present and for that practice to count as one of fifteen. There will be two virtual meetings this afternoon, one for offense and one for defense. I was very proud of everyone logging in yesterday and paying attention. As of now practice is still scheduled for 10am to 12:30pm tomorrow at Embrey Mill Field #7. If that changes we will have more virtual meetings tomorrow starting at 10am.

Team News

5 months ago @ 1:24PM

Practice Canceled Today, Thursday, Feb 11

Attention: Practice is canceled today due to the threat of inclement weather. We will meet virtually this afternoon. Fifteen practices are required by the state before a game can be played. Virtual meetings count as one practice this year. All players are expected to meet virtually with their coaches this afternoon in order to be counted present and for that practice to count as one of fifteen. There will be two virtual meetings this afternoon, one for offense and one for defense. Meeting codes and the schedule will be posted here. As of now practice is still scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday. Tomorrow's practice will be from 3:30 to 6pm at Embrey Mill field #1. Saturday's practice will be at Embrey Mill field #7. Thank you, as always, for your flexibility and understanding.

Team News

5 months ago @ 1:24PM

Practice Canceled Today, Thursday, Feb 11

Attention: Practice is canceled today due to the threat of inclement weather. We will meet virtually this afternoon. Fifteen practices are required by the state before a game can be played. Virtual meetings count as one practice this year. All players are expected to meet virtually with their coaches this afternoon in order to be counted present and for that practice to count as one of fifteen. There will be two virtual meetings this afternoon, one for offense and one for defense. Meeting codes and the schedule will be posted here. As of now practice is still scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday. Tomorrow's practice will be from 3:30 to 6pm at Embrey Mill field #1. Saturday's practice will be at Embrey Mill field #7. Thank you, as always, for your flexibility and understanding.

Team News

5 months ago @ 1:24PM

Practice Canceled Today, Thursday, Feb 11

Attention: Practice is canceled today due to the threat of inclement weather. We will meet virtually this afternoon. Fifteen practices are required by the state before a game can be played. Virtual meetings count as one practice this year. All players are expected to meet virtually with their coaches this afternoon in order to be counted present and for that practice to count as one of fifteen. There will be two virtual meetings this afternoon, one for offense and one for defense. Meeting codes and the schedule will be posted here. As of now practice is still scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday. Tomorrow's practice will be from 3:30 to 6pm at Embrey Mill field #1. Saturday's practice will be at Embrey Mill field #7. Thank you, as always, for your flexibility and understanding.

Team News

5 months ago @ 10:37AM

Practice Update (2-8-21)

We will be at Embrey Mill today, Monday, February 8th, Tuesday the 9th and Wednesday the 10th on Field #1.  Practice will start at 3:30 and end at 6pm.  Please be available to pick up your player no later than 6:15.  As always thanks for your continued flexibility.  

Team News

5 months ago @ 10:35AM

Practice Update (2-5-21)

Dear Football Family,

 

Effective immediately practice will end two hours from the start time. Today's practice, Friday, February 5th will run from 3:30 to 5:30 at Embrey Mill. Tomorrow's practice, Saturday, February 6th will run from 10am to 12pm at Embrey Mill. Also, at your earliest convenience, in order to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus, I would like to ask you to send a bottle of hand sanitizer to practice with your athlete.  We have hand sanitizer available for use of course, but it may be more convenient for each player to have their own hand sanitizer in their bag.  That way when they get a drink of water they should also use their hand sanitizer or ours.  We will have hand sanitizer available each practice, but having hand sanitizer in their bag may be more convenient for each athlete.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

 

Sincerely,

Coach John Brown

Team News

5 months ago @ 6:01PM

Parent Meeting Reminder

Reminder:

There will be a virtual parent meeting today, February 3rd at 7pm. The meeting will be virtual via Google Meet. If a parent does not have a Google account or Gmail account they will need to use their student's school account.  I will begin checking in non SCPS Gmail accounts in at 6:50.

To join the video meeting, click this link: meet.google.com/pdc-qjtj-jfn

To join by phone instead, dial (US) +1 478-419-0266 and enter this PIN: 158 482 421#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/pdc-qjtj-jfn?pin=4505267187258

Team News

5 months ago @ 5:19PM

Updated First Week Practice Info (Including Virtual Parent Meeting)

Dear Football Families,

First Week Practice Update:

Practice for varsity, JV and freshmen football will be at Embrey Mill on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Because we will have use of the lights at Embrey Mill, practice will end at 6pm on Thursday and Friday. Please be at Embrey Mill by 6pm both days for pick up. Practice on Saturday will remain from 10am to 1pm. Please be at Embrey Mill by 1pm for pick up. All three days will be helmets only. Our players will still have their temperature taken, will answer the check in questions and are required to bring a mask and their own water daily.

Equipment Handout Make up Day:

If your athlete still needs equipment please have him/her at school on Wednesday, February 3rd between 4pm and 5pm at the field house located in the stadium. The field house is the long building inside the stadium. There will be no need to drop your athlete off and return. Equipment handout usually takes no longer than 15 minutes once they have started the process so please remain at school.

Virtual Parent Meeting:

There will be a virtual parent meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm. The meeting will be via Google Meet. If a parent/guardian does not have a Google account or Gmail account they will need to use their student's school account.

To join the video meeting, click this link: meet.google.com/pdc-qjtj-jfn

To join by phone instead, dial (US) +1 478-419-0266 and enter this PIN: 158 482 421#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/pdc-qjtj-jfn?pin=4505267187258

Sincerely,

Coach John Brown

Team News

6 months ago @ 8:58AM

February Practice Schedule

Dear Football Family,

Attached you will find our February practice schedule in a Google Doc. Notice that the time practice ends each week increases due to the later sunset. This spring, all levels (varsity, JV and freshman) will practice at the same time. Understand that practice times and location are subject to change from time to time if need be. We will communicate that to our players and make every effort to communicate that in our Google Classroom, email, Twitter and forgeathletics.org.
 
If your child's team has a scheduled practice he/she is expected to be there. We will practice over Spring Break this year which is March 15-19. I do realize that families make plans to get out of town during Spring Break, including mine, but this year will be an exception. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to send me an email. We are really looking forward to getting started and excited about our season.
 
Sincerely,
Coach John Brown
 
Google Doc Link to Practice Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jlELpYhD8kFksNT_QfWRzvXfSNgg5yy8OapOvaNoH4Y/edit?usp=sharing
 
Just in case you don't have access to the Google Doc
 
*All dates and times are subject to change

Thursday 2-4 Practice: 3:30-5:30

Friday 2-5 Practice: 3:30-5:30

Saturday 2-6 Practice: 10:00am-1:00pm

 

Monday 2-8 Practice: 3:00-5:40

Tuesday 2-9 Practice: 3:30-5:40

Wednesday 2-10 Practice: 3:30-5:40

Thursday 2-11 Practice: 3:30-5:40

Friday 2-12 Practice: 3:30-5:40

Saturday 2-13 Practice: 10:00am-1:00pm

 

Monday 2-15 Practice: 3:00-5:50

Tuesday 2-16 Practice: 3:30-5:50

Wednesday 2-17 Practice: 3:30-5:50

Thursday 2-18 Practice: 3:30-5:50

Friday 2-19 Practice: 3:30-5:50

Saturday 2-20 Practice: 10:00am-1:00pm

 

Monday 2-22 Game: Brooke Point Kickoff is at 7pm

Tuesday 2-23 Varisty Practice: 3:30-6:00 (JV Game 6pm vs Riverbend)

Wednesday 2-24 Practice: 3:30-6:00

Thursday 2-25 Practice: 3:30-6:00

Friday 2-26 Practice: 3:30-6:00

Saturday 2-27 Game: @Riverbend Kickoff is at 1pm

Team News

6 months ago @ 1:18PM

Conditioning, Today, January 28, at Embrey Mill

Conditioning today is at Embrey Mill from 3:30 to 5:00pm. We are ending fifteen minutes early.  The players will be ready to leave at 5pm.  Thank you.

Team News

6 months ago @ 11:24AM

Equipment Distribution

Equipment Distribution: Due to the expected bad weather over the weekend we have decided to distribute equipment tomorrow, Friday, January 29th in four shifts.

Seniors: 3:30 to 4:15

Juniors: 4:20 to 5:05

Sophomores: 5:10 to 5:55

Freshmen: 6:00 to 6:45

You should not show up to earlier then your scheduled time to receive equipment. If you are early you will have to wait outside. Equipment distribution will be at the field house in the stadium. If you have any questions please feel free to send an email to brownjd@staffordschools.net.

Equipment the school provides: helmet, mouthpiece ,shoulder pads, girdle, practice pants, belt if needed, practice jersey, thigh pads if needed, knee pads.

Team News

6 months ago @ 6:53PM

Conditioning Tomorrow at Embrey Mill

 

We are going to condition at Embrey Mill tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th from 3:30 to 5:15. Please bring your water and mask as usual. We will still go through the same check in procedures as usual. As of this afternoon we will be on field one. Please have your ride stay until you have been checked in. If any details change I will update Google Classroom, this email and Twitter. Thank you.

Team News

6 months ago @ 6:48PM

Conditioning is Canceled, Monday, January 25th

Conditioning is canceled tomorrow, Monday, January 25th.  We will resume Wednesday the 27th.  

Team News

6 months ago @ 10:10PM

January Conditioning Schedule

Our conditioning schedule for the rest of January will be as follows:

Wed 1-13

Thurs 1-14

Wed 1-20

Thurs 1-21

Mon 1-25

Wed 1-27

Thurs 1-28

Check in will start at 3:30. Have your ride at school by 5:15. We will follow the same check in procedures that we used in the Fall. Please stay in your car until your temperature is taken and you've answered the health questions. If Wednesday will be your first day you will need your physical, a signed parent consent form and a signed emergency card. You can find those forms here: https://forgeathletics.org/main/filesLinks/. You will need to bring your own water and a mask.

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:12AM

Conditioning Re-start Update (Wednesday the 13th)

Good Morning,

There will be no conditioning on Monday the 11th. We will resume conditioning on Wednesday the 13th. We will follow the same check in procedures that we used in the Fall. Please stay in your car until your temperature is taken and you've answered the health questions. If Wednesday will be your first day you will need your physical, a signed parent consent form and a signed emergency card. You can find those forms here: https://forgeathletics.org/main/filesLinks/. Everyone will need to bring your water and a mask. There will be more information to follow today or tomorrow about our conditioning schedule moving forward. Official practice starts on February 4th.

Sincerely,

Coach Brown

Team News

6 months ago @ 2:06PM

Upcoming Conditioning Schedule and Practice Start Date

Good Afternoon,

The school system has pushed our next conditioning session back to January 11th. There will be no practice on January 4th as we had originally planned. I'm sure the school system is using the time to help mitigate the spread of the virus after families have traveled over the break. As of right now we will still use the same check in procedures and social distancing guidelines that we used in October and November. If there is any new information regarding conditioning or procedures I will pass it along.

The first official football practice will be February 4th. That gives us a little over one month between now and the start of the season. There will certainly be new guidelines for that as well and as soon as I get that information I will pass it along. We are all very eager to get started and looking forward to a great season.

Sincerely,

Coach John Brown

 

Team News

8 months ago @ 10:17PM

Update Practice Information; 11-19

Dear Football Families,

 

Unfortunately, there will be no more practices until January 4th. This is due to several factors. The county has asked us not to practice the week after Thanksgiving due to the uptick in Coronavirus cases nationally and locally. With families potentially traveling during the holiday, it has been suggested that there could be another uptick in cases after the holiday. Certainly our team and community health is very important to us. The VHSL mandated dead period starts December 7th and ends on December 19th. We are not allowed to practice football during the dead period. Finally, the winter school holiday starts on December 21st and doesn't end until January 1st.  

 

I am very proud of our team for doing such an outstanding job during our conditioning work these past few weeks. They were attentive, worked hard and spirited. We are excited to build upon the momentum and plan on having a few virtual meetings with the team in position groups to continue learning as we move closer to the season. We will post updated meeting information in our Google Classroom. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions. 

 

Sincerely,

Coach John Brown

Team News

8 months ago @ 9:49AM

Second Adidas Team Store Extended

The second Adidas Team Store is extended through 11-29. You are under no obligation to order anything from the team store. It is available for your convenience. https://cfhs-football.rpmstores.com/

Team News

8 months ago @ 8:28PM

Football Conditioning Canceled, Wednesday, Nov. 11

Football conditioning is canceled for tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11th due to the Veteran's Day holiday.  Thanks to those who have served our country, their families and children.

Team News

9 months ago @ 10:54AM

Conditioning Schedule Change

Good Morning,

Due to the time change we will start football conditioning at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm starting on Wednesday, November 4th.  There is no conditioning on Monday, November 2nd.  We will continue with our check in procedures.  Please continue to have your athlete bring their own water and a cloth mask.  Our coaching staff is grateful to all of our families and players for following protocol and showing great effort during conditioning.  We are very excited to move into the next phase of conditioning and towards the start of our season.

Sincerely,

Coach John Brown

Team News

9 months ago @ 10:24AM

NEW FOOTBALL PRACTICE TIME BEGINNING 11/4

 

Beginning on Wednesday November 4th Football conditioning will start  at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm due to the time change.

 

 

Team News

9 months ago @ 3:24PM

Football Conditioning Canceled, Monday, Oct. 26th

Due to wet field conditions, football conditioning is canceled for tomorrow, Monday, October 26th.

Team News

9 months ago @ 8:02PM

Football Conditioning Canceled, Monday, Oct. 12

Due to wet field conditions, football conditioning is canceled for tomorrow, Monday, October 12th.

Team News

10 months ago @ 8:20AM by John Brown

Updated Conditioning Information

We can officially begin off season conditioning on October 5th. Click on the link below to see off season conditioning procedures. Please read and review all the information provided.  If you have any further questions please email me.

Link- Colonial Forge Football Return to Conditioning Procedures

Email- brownjd@staffordschools.net

Team News

10 months ago @ 3:14PM

First Off-Season Conditioning Session

Dear Football Family,

Our first conditioning session will be Monday, October 5th, from 4pm to 6pm.  We will have conditioning every Monday and Wednesday during that time.  There will be safety procedures that I will be learning about in the next few days that I will pass along to you and we all must follow.  Please have your athlete bring a completed VHSL physical, a water bottle and cloth face mask.  They should also have a cleats to do drills in.  More information will follow in the coming days.  A VHSL form is available on this website under the tab Return to Athletics/Activities.  If you have any questions you can email me at brownjd@staffordschools.net.  I'm excited to get back to work soon.

Sincerely,

Coach John Brown

Team News

11 months ago @ 11:40PM

Parent Meeting

We will have a short parent meeting this Thursday, August 13th at 5:30pm.  The meeting will be via Google Meet.  Please have your child invite you to our Google Classroom.  Please email brownjd@staffordschools.net if you have any questions.

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:28AM

Football Season Moved to Spring

The VHSL adopted Model 3 this morning which means:

  • Winter sports first practice will be December 14th and the first game will be on December 28th. The winter season will end on February 20th.
  • Fall sports, including football, will start practice on February 15th and the first game will be March 1st. The fall season will end on May 1st.
  • Spring sports will start practice on April 12th and the first game will be April 26th. The spring season will end on June 26th.

I do believe model three gives us the best option to be able to play football this year. If school and sports were to be virtual or schools and sports were to be shut down because of a severe outbreak of COVID-19 we would very likely lose a significant portion of our season. The move to the spring will give us a chance to get back into the weight room when it is safe to do so and get into football drills including technique, position work and seven on seven to prepare for our season. Please keep an eye on this website or Twitter for updates. 

I look forward to all of us being able to get back to real football work together again soon. There is much to be done. No matter what shape or form our season may take we will adapt to new safety guidlines and training schedules and my expectation is for us to have a great year.

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:29AM

UPDATE FROM FORGE FOOTBALL

Dear Football Families;

 

In the last 24 hours the VHSL has put out a lot of new information that leads me to believe that we may possibly start the season on time (July 30th) or close to it. The most recent statement said:

"Student athletes must submit the VHSL Physical form to their school's principal after May 1, 2020 to be a member of a VHSL program during the 2020-20201 school year. However, the Physical Form is NOT required for out of season workouts". 

This means that student/athletes must submit a physical form before they can participate in a regular season practice. They do not have to have a physical form to participate in off season conditioning which we do not currently have a starting date for, but should begin soon.

You can obtain a VHSL Physical Form by clicking the "files" tab on the home page of this web site. This version will allow you to fill out the form online before printing and taking it to your  physician. Also there is a video with step by step instructions on how to fill out the form located under our "Eagle Vision" tab. .

Sincerely, 

John Brown

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:45AM

Five Week Bodyweight Workout Starts Today

A five week bodyweight workout is now on Teambuildr. This is a great workout to do at home with the whole family, as much as you can do of course. If this is your first time working out or you haven't worked out in a while take it slow at first and only do what you can do. You'll definitely be sore and out of breath. Your heart rate will go up so just use good judgment.

The workout is grouped in supersets of three exercises. Finish each group before going to the next group. For example if you have group A of push-ups, sit-ups and jump squats and each are 3 sets of 15, do a set of push-ups rest for 45 seconds, do a set of sit-ups rest for 45 seconds, do a set of jump squats rest for 45 seconds then move to set 2. Finish group A then go to group B and so on. Wait one minute (or more if you need it) before you go to group B.

There is no need for any of team members to go to a public gym at this time. The workout can be done at home or in the yard, etc. Please encourage your son to login to Teambuildr, do the workout and do so safely. We have a tremendous coaching staff at Colonial Forge and when we get back to school and are allowed to start football workouts again we will have a plan in place and hit the ground running. If you have any questions please email me at brownjd@staffordschools.net.

Sincerely,

John Brown


 

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:12AM

5 Week Bodyweight Strength Training Program

Dear CForge Football Family,

Teambuildr is our online weight training platform that we use at school while we lift weights.  It has our team's workout on it and our team follows a different workout every day we lift.  Usually we have our normal barbell, dumbbell and weight room type lifts like bench press, squats, cleans, etc. that we do daily.  Due to the Coronavirus outbreak I have switched our entire football team to a five week bodyweight program that they can do right at home.  This workout will start after spring break on Monday, March 23rd.  Before the 23rd I will encourage our team to check in and save their workout on their phone every time they workout.  A bodyweight workout will more then suffice for the time we are out of school.  We will make up for the time we miss when we return.  I'm looking forward to getting out on the field with our team when we get back and getting to work, but until then I encourage our kids to follow rule #1 of our team rules; use good common sense and take care of yourself.  If you have any questions about Teambuildr please don't hesitate to email me at brownjd@staffordschools.net. 

Sincerely,

John Brown

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:22AM

Nationally Acclaimed "Guiding the College-Bound Athlete" Coming to CF February 24th

The road to college for athletes is no longer lined with traditional mile markers. It used to be that batting averages, points per game or yards per carry paved the way for sports stars.  Nowadays, one more percentage is carrying more and more weight. It’s called the grade point average.

The days of athletes dreaming to “Be Like Mike” and parents’ dreams of having it pay for an education and a lucrative future for their child-student-athlete have vastly changed over the last generation or so. In fact, there is a lot more work to hitting a home run than just hitting home runs.

A seminar to prepare parents and athletes for the recruiting road ahead — complete with all its bumps — will be held on
MondayFebruary 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Colonial Forge H.S. auditorium.

 “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete” will provide information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation.  Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals.
 
“Guiding the College-Bound Athlete,” a program designed by Rick Wire, President of Dynamite Sports, a Pennsylvania-based corporation, is the father of 9 year NFL veteran Coy Wire.  This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process.

According to his press release, Rick Wire found himself looking for answers when his then 8-year-old son, Coy, started talking about being a college football star. Wire hadn’t attended college himself and decided he had better start preparing for the future.  He questioned other parents who had been through the process, looking for pros and cons and ways to prepare financially.  In the end, his son Coy earned his scholarship to play football at Stanford University.  Then in 2002, Coy was drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills where he played for 6 seasons and then finished his career for the past 3 seasons as a captain and player rep with the Atlanta Falcons.

Rick used his study to become a speaker and expert in college athletics and its recruiting process.  Then he created the Dynamite Sports Educational Recruiting System, which combines academic preparation and athletic training with marketing and recruiting strategies to navigate through the process.  The plan provides direction to high school athletes and parents, and staff development training and resources to high school coaches and counselors to help all parties make knowledgeable choices and decisions in college athletics and recruiting.

Rick Wire will present an hour-long seminar
at 7:00 p.m. in the Colonial Forge H.S. auditorium. Interested participants are asked to come early, if possible, to receive a number of handouts and watch a POWERFUL pre-program video.

For information about Dynamite Sports, go to www.dynamitesports.com.

Team News

1 year ago @ 12:05PM

2020 Off-Season Update and News (including JV/Varsity preseason practice dates and times)

This page will be updated as more information becomes available and is subject to change. Scrimmage dates and the picture date will be added as they become available. The first scrimmage will be the week of Aug 10th and the second scrimmage the week of Aug 17th. The first game is against Grassfield at home on Aug 27th or 28th.

This information is being shared now so that families can plan their family vacations accordingly.  The expectation is that all JV and Varsity players are at all practices starting on July 30th.

Physicals: Physicals must be done AFTER May 1st, 2020.  Any physical done before May 1st, 2020 will not be valid for the 2020 football season. Please use the link below to obtain a new VHSL Physical form for 2020-2021. This form allows parents to type in the information on pages 1,2 and 4. Please make sure all signature pages are signed and dated. Print out the form and take it to a physician and he/she will complete page 3. 

https://forgeathletics.org/library/files/colonial_forge_521/files/VHSL_Physical_Fillable_form.pdf

Off-season Weight Lifting: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4pm through the Spring Dead Period of February 24th.  Beginning March 4th, after the dead period, weight lifting will be Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-4pm and Friday mornings from 6am to 7am. These times will be through the end of the school year.  Starting June 1st we will switch to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5pm to 7pm. The summer dead period is June 28th through July 4th. We will continue with the summer weight lifting schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5pm to 7pm at the end of the summer dead period starting on July 6th.

Varsity, JV and Freshman Football Practice: 

Thursday July 30th: 7:00am-9:00am and 10:15am to 12:00pm

Friday July 31st: 7:00am to 9:00am and 10:15am to 12:00pm

Saturday August 1st: 7:00am to 9:00am and 10:15am to 12:00pm

Monday Aug 3rd through Friday Aug 7th: 2:45pm to 5:45pm

Saturday Aug 8th: 7:30am to 10:30am (optional due to weather)

Monday Aug 10th through Friday Aug 14th: 2:45pm to 5:45pm

Saturday Aug 15th: 7:30am to 10:30am (optional due to weather)

Monday Aug 17th through Friday Aug 21st: 2:45pm to 5:45pm

The first day of freshman weightlifting: Incoming freshman can start lifting with the team on June 1st from 5pm to 7pm.

The first day of incoming freshman football practice: July 30th 7am


 

Team News

1 year ago @ 10:11AM

Football Banquet

The Varsity and JV football banquet will be Sunday, January 12th at 5pm in the auditorium.  Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria following the ceremony.

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:13AM

JV/Varsity Practice Schedule

JV and Varsity practice will be at Embrey Mill this afternoon at 2:45.  Players may pick their helmets up when school ends or be back at CF before 2:20 to get them.  There will be no shuttle service from CF to Embrey Mill.  If JV players don't have a ride today with the early dismissal and location change it is understandable and they are excused from practice.  Thank you for your flexibility.

Team News

1 year ago @ 1:30PM

Schedule Change, Oct. 2nd

Varsity football practice will be inside today from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Players must report to the field house by 2:40 if they plan on staying.  All players must be in the school ready to practice by 3:30.

Team News

1 year ago @ 2:10PM

Practice Update 9-11-19 All Levels

Freshman practice is canceled due to excessive heat.  The JV game is on as scheduled. Varsity practice is postponed until 5:30pm.  Varsity players should arrive around 5pm for practice.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:32PM

Practice Wednesday 9-11 and Thursday 9-12

We will have film on Wednesday and Thursday from 2:15 to 3:45. Film will follow from 3:45 to 5:00 in preparation for our upcoming game. Practice will be from 5:30 to 8pm on both days. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. The JV game will proceed as scheduled. 

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:52AM

Practice Schedule For Labor Day and Next Week

There will be no practice for anyone this Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Enjoy your holiday. All levels will have practice next week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Team News

1 year ago @ 1:36PM

Practice Update: 8-21-19

??Practice 8-21-19: JV/Freshman football practice is canceled today August 21 due to excessive heat. Varsity will practice in the gym at 3:30.??

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:26AM

Practice Update: August 20

Practice 8-20-19: JV/Freshman football practice is canceled today August 20 due to excessive heat. Please be prepared for practice tomorrow. Varsity will practice inside at 3:30 and end at 5:30. 

Team News

1 year ago @ 1:58PM

JV/Freshman Practice Canceled 8-19-19

JV and Freshman football practice is canceled today, Monday the 19th due to excessive heat.  Please be prepared for practice tomorrow.  The varsity will be in the gym today at 2:30 and will be dismissed at 5pm.

Team News

1 year ago @ 1:45PM

JV/Freshman Practice Canceled 8-19-19

JV and Freshman football practice is canceled today, Monday the 19th due to excessive heat.  Please be prepared for practice tomorrow.  The varsity will be in the gym today at 2:30 and will be dismissed at 5pm.

Team News

1 year ago @ 2:24PM

Pictures; JV/Freshman Scrimmage Information

Picture day is tomorrow, Friday the 16th right after school.  Freshman and jv will practice tomorrow after pictures in preparation for their scrimmage Saturday morning.  Pick up for both teams will be at 5pm as there is no activity bus on Fridays. Varisty will watch film after pictures on Friday.

The jv and freshman scrimmage will be at 9am this Saturday the 17th on the practice field.  There are no bleachers.  Players are asked to report to school by 8:00am in order to dress and warm up. 

 

Team News

2 years ago @ 3:04PM

2019 August Daily Schedule (Schedule by Date)

This is our daily JV/Varsity practice schedule leading up to the first game.  The number corresponds with the correct date in August. Please understand that we may need to move practice back to a later start time in the evenings if heat or weather becomes an issue.  We will do everything we can to let you know our start time 24 hours in advance. Saturday the 10th and 17th are Flex days that we will use to make practice up if we have to cancel during the week. Saturday the 3rd is NOT a Flex day, it's a regular practice day.

  1. Thursday 7:30am-10:30am

  2. Friday 7:30am-10:30am

  3. Saturday 7:30am-10:30am

  4. Sunday None

  5. Monday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  6. Tuesday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  7. Wednesday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  8. Thursday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  9. Friday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  10. Saturday 7:30am-10:30am (Flex day if we need to make up a practice due to heat or weather)

  11. Sunday None

  12. Monday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  13. Tuesday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  14. Wednesday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  15. Thursday Varsity Scrimmage #1 vs Forest Park @Home 6:30pm (players report to CF by 5:00pm)

  16. Friday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  17. Saturday 7:30am-10:30am (Flex day if we need to make up a practice due to heat or weather)

  18. Sunday None

  19. Monday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  20. Tuesday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  21. Wednesday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  22. Thursday Varsity Scrimmage #2 vs Patriot @Patriot 6:30pm (players report to CF by 3:30)

  23. Friday 2:45pm-5:45pm

  24. Saturday 7:30am-10:30am (Flex day if we need to make up a practice due to heat or weather)

Team News

2 years ago @ 1:18PM

JV/Varsity Summer Weight Lifting Schedule

Summer weight lifting and conditioning starts Monday, June 17th at 5pm.  Weight lifting will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5pm-7pm.  We will start in the weight room each day.  Due to the VHSL dead period we will not lift July 1st through July 5th.   It is understood that families will be traveling this summer, but if you are in town you are expected to be at weight lifting and conditioning.  Don't forget to get your physical taken care of before the first day of practice, August 1st.  

Team News

2 years ago @ 8:39AM

Physicals for 2019-2020

Physicals will not be given at Colonial Forge this year.  It's important to get your physical before the first day of practice.  Missing practice because you don't have a physical is not a valid excuse to miss practice.  Please make an appointment as soon as possible to get a physical.  Physicals given after May 1st are valid for the entirety of the 2019-2020 school year.  https://www.vhsl.org/vhsl-physical-form/

Team News

2 years ago @ 8:25AM

2019 Varsity/JV Summer Schedule

 

This is the schedule for summer JV and varsity practice. Practice starts on August 1st and at 7:30 am.  Starting the week of August 5th practices will be in the afternoon starting no earlier then 2:45.  Times can be changed due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and will be relayed to the players and sent out via Twitter @infoforge as well as posted here. All players are expected to be on time each day. Players must weigh in before each practice and weigh out after practice in order to track hydration. Please ensure that your child is drinking plenty of water throughout the summer. After practice, please allow time for players to walk from the practice field, put their equipment away and weigh out. A good rule of thumb is to expect players to be ready to leave 15-20 minutes after practice. There will be times in the summer, especially at the beginning, that we will hand out additional practice items, fundraiser cards, etc., that will take a few extra minutes. Thank you all for your cooperation.

Team News

1 year ago @ 2:30PM

Practice Update #2

Varsity football will practice from 6pm-8pm at Colonial Forge. Sorry for the misinformation and confusion and thank you for being flexible and understanding.

Team News

1 year ago @ 8:33PM

Patriot Scrimmage 8-22

The scrimmage next week at Patriot is a benefit game. Patriot will be charging $6.00 at the gate. Colonial Forge will receive a third of the proceeds.


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