Message From Coach Davis
Bear Football Family,
Hope all of you and your families are staying safe and healthy in these challenging times. We’ll have a team meeting for the players this Wednesday at 4:00 via Zoom.
Players Join Zoom Meeting:
We’re still unable to work directly with the team and will update our players and families as soon as that changes.
We want to continue the positive social media messages from players and parents. They’re having an impact. The focus of the messages is to encourage our community to mask up and follow the protocols so that we can get our kids get our sports and activities going again. Use #maskupWA and include the governor (@govinslee) in your posts. Copper Perez has a great example of what we’re looking for. His message has been applauded by coaches and athletes all over the west coast.
Our coaches miss the players and managers and are looking forward to the day when we all reconnect. Once again, let’s keep looking after and supporting each other. #onetownoneteam
Message From Daedre Perez
I just want to echo what Coach Davis said, we miss the players, managers and coaches and all the fun events and things we get to do to support you. We too look forward to being with you again.
Spirit Wear orders and masks should be ready for pick up starting Thursday. I will let you all know as soon as it is in and ready for pick-up. I will have multiple opportunities to pick things up over the next week. So please stay tuned.
Players don't forget today was the start of student athlete messages advocating for the return to safe play. Here is the latest information from the Washington State Football Coaches Association.
Previous Email with other links and info:
Hello Bears Families here is the lasted UPDATE, INFORMATION and PLAN for how you can help the BEARS return to play:
The WIAA Executive Board has voted to amend the 20-21 season schedules due to the increasing Covid cases. The change delays the start of high school sports and shortens each season to 7 weeks. Football is now scheduled to start on Monday, March 8th. The league football schedule will need to be changed and we’ll get that to you as soon as it’s completed and approved.
In the meantime, Covid cases have tripled since our coaches were given the OK to hold practices. The sharp increase caused a shut down but the period where coaches are allowed to work with athletes has been extended to January 23rd. The hope is the numbers will decrease enough to allow for some practices before that new deadline is reached. More to come on the out of season practices in the next few weeks.
What can parents and players do at this point to support the efforts being made to assure our kids have a season? The state coaches associations are combining efforts with coaches, players and parents in California and Oregon on a positive letter/email campaign to restart school activities and athletics. Kids are struggling and as we know, athletics and activities create normalcy in their lives and give them something to look forward to. Positive messages about what your kids are experiencing and what sports means to them can be helpful.
Here’s the link to send Governor Inslee a positive message about the impact a return to play would have on your son. We have also included sample letters for you to cut, paste and modify as it pertains to your athlete. Please remember to include other sports and activities your student is missing out on.
We are also asking parents and athletes to send messages through social media encouraging Washingtonians to “Mask up so we can play” and consider including a short video clip asking for support in decreasing the spread of the virus so that our kids can play again. Here is an example for one of our players. If your player does not feel comfortable in front of the camera please consider retweeting this video or find another one that fits your message and be sure to tag Governor Inslee @GovInslee on Twitter, @WaStateGov on Facebook and or @govinslee on Instagram.
As written in earlier newsletter messages, these are unprecedented times. Take care of yourselves and your families, look out for each other, reach out if you’re struggling and know that WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS.