From staff reports
Make no mistake about it, the Marietta Touchdown Club is moving forward at a rapid pace as members plan for the 2011 football season.
Newly elected officers for the club are: Brett Bronski, president; Robin Littleton, vice president; Toni Henry, vice president; and Mary Hogan, secretary-treasurer.
When the officers were elected at a recent meeting, it was agreed that a Marietta Touchdown Club "kickoff" session would be held at 6:30 p.m. April 14 in the MHS cafeteria.
At the meeting, Marietta head football coach Craig Farnsworth commented that "we need Marietta Middle School participation at our April 14 meeting." The second-year Tigers boss is very interested in improving seventh and eighth-grade football equipment and uniforms. Everyone at the session repeatedly commented that Middle School involvement is very important.
As to the purpose of the Touchdown Club, Bronski said it best, "We want to involve both High School and Middle School football parents and fans."
Also, during the meeting, a special announcement was made.
There will be a seventh, eighth and ninth grade parents and caregivers workshop from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 21 (Saturday) at MHS.
The workshop speakers will deal with the "life of a student-athlete."
Dr. Ryan May, professor of clinical psychology at Marietta College, guidance counselor Rita Frum, and coach Adam Eichhorn are scheduled to speak.
May, who is also on staff at Marietta Memorial Hospital, brings a unique set of credentials in addition to his academic ones. The doctor played both prep and college football, and is currently a football coach.
May will be talking about "guiding the student-athlete."
Frum will be focusing on the "early warning signs of academic failure.
And, Eichhorn will be reviewing the merits of student-athlete nutrition and personal physical conditioning.
Those parents and caregivers of seventh, eighth and ninth grade student-athletes who are interested in workshop enrollment can make a reservation by e-mailing Henry at email@example.com or calling Marietta High assistant coach Bob Springer at 350-1886.
The workshop fee is 25 cents per attendee. That's right, one quarter.