To: Upcoming 7th & 8th Graders

From: Mark Smith

Head Football Coach

Watauga County Middle

EC Teacher: Valle Crucis





Dear Student Athletes,

Hello! I am Coach Smith, the new Middle Grades Football Coach. I wanted to get a letter out to any interested student athletes to inform them that I will be visiting their school during the last week of school (June 9-12). During my visit I will be introducing members of the

football coaching staff and handing out the Watauga County Middle Football Calendar for 2014.


Highlights of that calendar are:

• Open workouts for all middle school athletes grades 7 & 8 starting July 7th


Tuesday, Thursday from 11:00-12:30 at Watauga County High School)

• July 21 & 22 Watauga High School Football Camp-cost is $25

• Football equipment will be handed out August 8th

(at Hardin Park)

• First football practice August 11th

(at Hardin Park)

• First scrimmage August 21st

( at Harris Middle)

• First game August 26th



Due to State rules and regulations, it is extremely important that athletes wanting to play football come to the first practice on August 11th. Athletes waiting until the beginning of school (August 19th) to start practice will not be eligible to play in the first scrimmage or the first game and would diminish their playing time in the first game. Also, go ahead and talk to your parents and get a physical completed now so that you will be eligible to participate in any sport for the

2014-2015 calendar year.


I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work with student athletes from across Watauga County and I am looking forward to meeting you when I come by your school. Good luck on your upcoming EOG tests!


Coach Smith