The MVL Chargers football program consists of three levels of participation: Varsity, Varsity Reserve, and Freshman teams. Excluding the Freshman team, placement on those teams is based on talent level evaluation from the coaching staff. The goal of this program is to provide an experience of a lifetime by using God’s gifts and talents he has given to us in the game of football. The Varsity team will consist of the most talented football players no matter the age level. The football season generally begins with the August practices and finishes up around Thanksgiving. We strive to have our Varsity Reserve and Freshman teams play an 8 game schedule. All the teams practice everyday after school on non-game days. MVL is a member of the Gopher Valley A football conference. The Varsity team takes part in the MSHSL playoffs and state tournament after the regular season is completed.
As mentioned above, the Varsity football team consists of the most talented football players grades 9 – 12. The football games are generally played on Friday and Saturday nights with the exception of playoff games or special scheduling. The Varsity team weekly school schedule follows the format of Monday for film work, Tuesday and Wednesday for practice, and Thursday for pre-game. Monday to Wednesday practices are usually finished by 5:30, while Thursday practices finish around 5:00. The program will also provide ample time for weightlifting and speed training. The Friday night games usually begin at 7:00 pm. Our home football games are played at Johnson Park in downtown New Ulm.
The Varsity Reserve football team mainly consists of sophomores, with some select freshman or juniors. The goal of this program is to get those players more time who need it and to help get others up to the next level. These games are mainly on Mondays. Our home games are held on the MVL campus in the afternoon.
The Freshman football team consists only of freshman boys. The goal of this program is to get as much playing experience and learning done as possible. We are not worried about wins and losses. We make it a goal that every player receives ample playing time to help improve their skills. Our home games are also held here at MVL in the afternoon. The majority of the games are on Thursdays with an occasional game on Monday.
The current MVL coaching staff consists of:
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I. Summer Practice Dates
The football program held 4 practices dates this summer. Look for the upcoming dates in 2013.
II. Summer Physical Training
I also get the question from players as far as: "What type of workouts should I do this summer?" Here is my best answer: "Stay Active!" Here are a few ideas to work on
summer to get yourself in football shape: Long Distance Training (100 yd sprint and we will test on the mile run), Quick Sprints (10, 20, 40 yd sprints), 5 dots or ladders
(these can be easily painted at home), Weight Training (we will test the bench and box squat). I always tell athletes to vary there training. Mix it up and have fun!
III. Forms Needed
Players need to make sure that they have the proper forms turned into school in order to begin practice on the first official day. These forms include: eligibility form,
physicals, and any other special health forms that the school needs to identify specific medical needs. Please make sure you have these turned into the office.
IV. Game Schedule
The game schedule is listed below:
August 24 @ USC (Wells) 7 pm
August 31 @ Redwood Valley 7 pm
September 7 @ St. Clair 7 pm
September 14 vs. Loyola 7 pm
September 21 @ Blooming Prairie 7 pm
September 29 vs. FBA 7 pm
October 5 vs. LPHT 7 pm
October 17 @ USC (Wells) 7 pm
October 23 TBD
October 27 TBD
November 2 TBD