Saint Bernard Football
Welcome to the Southside Saints Football Program. Our goal is to develop well-rounded student athletes who learn not only the fundamentals of football, but also the importance of education and teamwork, while having a good time along the way.
Safety is our top concern. Many of the drills and team rules are there to ensure the student athlete is physically and mentally fit for football. We teach USA heads-up football techniques and Hawk Tackling form to increase safe play.
We practice the ideals of sportsmanship, hard work and physical fitness. Our program stresses learning lessons of value far beyond the playing days, such as self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, and leadership. We, as coaches, will do our very best to ensure that each player is used to their utmost potential and their talents are used for the team's best advantage. The team comes before individuals.
Southside Coaches will:
The Saint Bernard is a giant, strong, muscular dog founded in 980 AD by St. Bernard de Menthon and bred by monks. In the middle of the seventeenth century, the Saint Bernard became popular as a rescue dog working to save people from avalanches in the snowy Alpine passes between Switzerland and Italy. Saint Bernard dogs have saved thousands of people by searching and finding lost or injured travelers. The dogs would work in packs looking for the victims. When found they would lie down with them in order to keep them warm while another dog would head back to the Hospice to alert the Monks that they found the humans. A full rescue team would then be sent out.
Interested in becoming a member of the Pack?
Email Saintsfootball2017@outlook.com for information.
***NEW 10/30/2017 ***
Organized Team Activity (OTA)
Students interested in the fall 2018 "Pack Attack!" should attend the first meeting tentatively scheduled for a day during the 2nd week of December to get a better understanding of what the program has planned over the coming months. Our first OTA will be a meeting only
OTAs are a way to introduce new players to veteran players and everyone to the offensive and defensive schemes. OTAs take the form of team meetings and non contact activities leading up to spring tryouts.
OTAs are not mandatory in order to tryout for the 2018 Saints but attendance is encouraged.