Touchdown Club meeting is tomorrow Monday, August 20th at the Chaska Legion at 7:00pm.
The TD Club is for EVERYONE, freshman through senior parents are invited to attend. You don’t need to know or do anything special to be a part of this group. Just come to the monthly meetings and help out wherever you can, a little or a lot.
Still needing parent volunteers to provide food and help with serving and clean up at the Pasta Dinner following the HAWK card Blitz on Thursday, August 23rd. All food donations should be brought to the Chaska HS Commons between 6:45 and 7:00.Please sign up HERE.
2-A-Days start Monday, August 13th! Here is what you need to know before you go:
What time is practice?
Week 1 (August 13-17): Freshman-Senior
Practice on Monday, Tuesday*, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am - 3:00pm. Players should arrive around 7:30am, or early enough so they are ready to play by 8:00am. Meet in the Blue Forum on the first day of practice at 8:00am.
*Tuesday (Aug 14th)
Bring picture day order form (will be handed out the first day of practice). This picture will be printed on yard signs. If player switches jersey number after pictures, the original jersey number will be on your sign.
Bring HAWK card envelope and money players have collected from HAWK card sales. 5 winners drawn randomly from all players who turn in any or all cards will each win $20.
Practice Thursday (Aug 16th) 12:00pm - 6:00pm. Pizza party following practice.
Week 2 (August 20-24): Varsity: Sophomore-Senior
Practice on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:00am - 3:00pm.
Practice/Hawk card Blitz-Thursday (Aug. 23th) from 11:00am - 7:30pm.
Bring HAWK card envelope and money players have collected from HAWK card sales.
Seniors and juniors with their drivers licenses will be driving freshman and sophmore players to a neighborhood to sell HAWK cards on Blitz night as a team. If you have any concerns with that arrangement, contact Sarah Sampson, @firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will make alternate arrangements for that player, either riding with a parent volunteer or selling in a walking only neighborhood nearby. The blitz team with the most total cards sold will have a pizza/ice cream party at the end of practice Friday.
Pasta dinner following Blitz. The Pasta Dinner will be a POTLUCK. We need parent volunteers to provide food and help with serving and clean up. All food donations should be brought to the Chaska HS Commons between 6:45 and 7:00.Please sign up HERE.
Practice Friday (Aug 24th) from 8:00am - 1:00pm.
Week 2 (August 20-24): Freshman
Freshmen will not have 2-A-Days during Week 2, they will have regular practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. Players should arrive around 2:30pm, or early enough so they are ready to play by 3:00pm.
Practice Thursday (Aug. 23th) from 3:00pm - 7:30pm.
Bring HAWK card envelope and money players have collected from HAWK card sales.
Seniors and juniors with their drivers licenses will be driving freshman and sophomore players to a neighborhood to sell HAWK cards on Blitz night as a team. If you have any concerns with that arrangement, contact Sarah Sampson, @email@example.com, and she will make alternate arrangements for that player, either riding with a parent volunteer or selling in a walking only neighborhood nearby.
What should you bring to practice?
Players should bring shorts, shirt, cleats, water bottle, and lunch.
What's the scoop with food?
Snack will be provided for the players. Lunchtime will vary depending on what is going on with practice but is usually around 11:15am. Players should plan to bring a lunch from home. Players should not leave the school between practices.
Can I practice for 2-A-Days if I haven't signed up with the Chaska High School Athletic Office?
NO! You must register for Fall Football through the Athletic Office or you will not be allowed to practice with the team. If you have not registered yet, you can watch the practice for your position group but will not be allowed to play, so sign up now!!! Click HERE to register.
You also need an up-to-date physical before you can play. The MN State High School League requires a physical, it is valid for 2 years and must include a physician's signature. So, it is likely that if you are a freshman or a junior, you will need an updated physical form before you can play. But be sure to check with the Athletic Office if you have any questions. They have the final say in whether you are in compliance. The physical form your doctor needs to complete can be found HERE.
What else do I need to know?
The parent practice is on August 16th. This is a really fun way for parent's to get a sneak peek into practices and the team. Parents are invited to watch practice at 5:00pm; sophomore-senior practice on the varsity field, and freshman practice on the upper field beyond the tennis courts. The Touchdown Club will host a pizza party immediately following at 6:00pm; parents, players and family members are invited. Hope to see everyone there!
You can find the 2-A-Day practice calendar on the Events page of the website and also under your teams schedule. To find your schedule:
Go to Teams (on the bar across the top), select Choose a Team then select your team. On the left, select Schedule to see all 2-A-Day practices and games for your team.
Normal after school practices begin on August 27th and are NOT listed on the team schedules, only 2-A-Day practices and games are listed here.
There will be a scrimmage in Mahtomedi for ALL teams, Freshman-Varsity, on Saturday, August 25th at Mahtomedi. Details about the scrimmage will be communicated as the date gets closer.
The HAWK Card is a discount card for local businesses. These cards are our main fundraising tool for the Touchdown Club and funds raised provide football equipment for the players and the field, coach clinics and staffing, pre-game meals and much more. The funds we raise benefit every player. HAWK Cards sell for $20 each.
How it works:
Monday, July 23rd - after practice, each player will be issued 20 cards to sell.
There will be a 2nd HAWK Card hand out date (not yet scheduled) for players joining in the fall when 2-A-Days start.
Each HAWK Card is numbered and every player is responsible for any unsold cards and money collected until the turn in dates.
Players, as soon as you receive your cards, you can start selling them to friends, neighbors and family.
Hold onto the money collected until the next turn in date. We will not be accepting HAWK Cards money outside of the collection dates (see below).
Incentives! There are wonderful incentives for the players to help motivate them to sell their HAWK Cards. To begin with, each player who sells their 20 cards will receive a $10 Qdoba gift card. In addition to that, there are three different fabulous incentives that coincide with the collection dates. Please see the information below for more details.
Tuesday, August 14th: First Hawk Card Collection Date. 5 winners drawn randomly from all players who turn in any or all cards will each win $20!!
Thursday, August 23rd: Blitz Night. Details TBD.
Friday, August 24th: Blitz Sales Reward "Party". The blitz team with the most total cards sold will have a pizza/ice cream party right near the end of practice.
Tuesday September 4th: Final Turn in Date. Top three total sellers will be awarded $100, $75 and $50!
Parents please encourage your player to sell them all! The earlier you get started the easier they are to sell. Evenings work best when families are home from work. People look forward to getting the new HAWK card each year so they are easy to sell!
Come see the Vikings battle the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, August 18th or the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, August 24th. Tickets to each game are available for only $20 and a portion of each ticket sold will go back to Chaska Touchdown Club
It is important, to think about registration now because you may also need to schedule a PHYSICAL EXAM for your player before he is allowed to play. A physical exam is required every 2 years to participate in football. In general, freshman and juniors are most likely to need a new exam on file, however it is based solely on the date of the examination. For example a physical performed on 8/14/2017 will be valid through 8/15/2019. You will need to bring the 2018-19 MSHSL Physical Exam form along to your appointment to be filled out and signed by your doctor
Even if your exam is pending, you can still complete your online registration. Then, just bring the completed MSHSL form into the Activities office after your exam to finalize your registration. Your player will not be allowed to play without it!
Parents of Chaska High School Football Families: The season is right around the corner! If you’re interested in having a Yard Sign with your player’s picture on it, you’ll need to make your Touchdown Club Parent’s Club ($150) donation within the next month. The Yard Signs are great to display on game days (or all season long!). Collect one from all four years at CHS for an awesome grad party display senior year! View Yard Sign HERE.
At the Parent’s Club level, you’ll also receive one of four Chaska Hawks gift items; choose from a blanket, a baseball hat, a purple ski hat with pom pom or a black beanie ski hat. View gift items HERE.
To order, click HERE, then complete and return page 2; selecting the $150 Parent’s Club or above level to receive your Player Yard Sign and choice of gift. (Remember to check with your employer to see if they offer a company match program for donations such as these.)
The gifts will be delivered at the Parent Pizza Party on August 16th and the Player Yard Signs will go home with your player on August 28th.