Marietta High's football staff is planning a spirited workshop for Middle School Parents and Care Givers on May 21.
The coaches are kicking off the public announcement of the workshop with an open challenge to the parents' group: So is two and one-half hours too long to sit in one chair and be given academic and athletic advice concerning your son, one of our Marietta Middle School's student-athletes?
Parents of current varsity and JV players are also invited and urged to participate fully.
The MHS football staff has put together a workshop for parents and caregivers of next year's seventh-eighth-ninth grade football players and, coaches and speakers alike, believe that attendees will be provided with much more than just a few good ideas.
The coaches say that "if your son has even the faintest interest in playing football this fall, you should attend the workshop. It will be an eye-opener for everyone."
Note that the Workshop is for parents and care givers only, as students are not invited.
Subjects and situations to be discussed have a wide scope and will deal with the following issues:
The football staff recommends that attendees show up before start time, which is 9 a.m. sharp, and that each be ready for a very informative 2-1/2 hours. More specifically, the workshop will be held in the high school cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Workshop delivery style will be challenging and informative.
Defensive coach Adam Eichhorn, Athletic Director Rick Guimond, Marietta High Guidance Counselor Rita Frum and Dr. Ryan May are scheduled to speak at the workshop.
Frum will go right at the subject of "Early warning signs of academic failur."
Dr. May, a clinical psychologist and Chair of the Psychology Department at Marietta College, will speak on the subject of "The Role of the Parent of a student-athlete." While May has impressive academic credentials, he also is a football coach and he played both high school and college football.
The Workshop has two fees. First of all, you must pay 25 cents (bring one quarter!) as you enter the workshop area. Secondly, the coaching staff asks that you bring a smile and an enthusiastic attitude. Speakers are going to discuss some of the most valuable persons anywhere - your Middle School student-athletes.
Needless to say, our Tiger football coaches are eager to meet you and discuss those events that stand between your student-athlete and genuine academic and athletic successes.
Please email Toni Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to register for the Workshop. If you have questions, feel free to call Bob Springer at (740) 374-0541.