Blaze football families,
I'm sure you have heard the news that came out today but wanted to contact you in case you haven't. It's with sad news that we have to announce the high school league moved football from fall to spring (March to May). The good news is we will still have a season in the spring, and by the sounds of it, athletes will have mini-seasons where they can play both football and track or football/baseball at different times during the spring. Moving things to the spring will also allow us to hopefully have fans at the games (which wouldn't have been the case had they kept it to the fall).
Even with football season being cancelled in the fall, we may be able to do some 7on7 leagues this fall (waiting on further clarification from the high school league).
Fall camp that was slated to start Aug. 17th is not going to happen as originally planned. Depending on further details we receive from the high school league we may be able to practice or do 7on7 this fall but we will send out further communication on that once it is confirmed and it probably wouldn't start until after school starts.
We will be continuing our mini-camp through this week and will have our team bonding event as planned this Thursday for those who've been practicing and lifting this summer.
I think this is a great teachable moment for our young minds to learn that in life, things change constantly and we must be able to re-evaluate, re-align and re-adjust our goals while keeping our eyes on the end goal. This time will make our kids stronger in the end so embrace the challenge and #RiseAbove!
If you have any questions in this ever changing world, please let me know!
Our 2020 Mini-Camp is starting Monday, July 27th! Click the picture to the right to register at the community education website.
This camp is for all incoming 9-12th grade students who want to play football this fall. Please register by Friday at 9pm to be included on the official regstration list by Monday. Students must be on the registration list due to covid-19 safety guidelines.
Camp is ran by the Burnsville High School football staff. These summer sessions are instrumental in the development of your student athlete and will help them to have a successful start to the fall season.
WHO IS THIS FOR? Anyone that's going into 9th-12th grades for the 2020 academic year.
WHEN: July 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st Aug. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th
WHERE: Nicollet Middle School fields (unless our new turf is installed by then)
WHY: To learn the new offensive, defensive and special teams playbooks and practice the fundamentals needed to be successful in the fall.
BRING: Water Bottle, Black shorts, grey tshirt, football cleats (& tennis shoes in case of bad weather) and a black mouth guard. **Cleats and mouth guards are available on a limited basis - see Coach Varp prior to camp if you need assistance.
CHECK-IN: July 27th at 7am at Nicollet grass fields
RAIN? If it's raining we will try to stay outside or go into the gym. If lightning we will be inside in the gym and meeting rooms for film review.
Please check your temperature each day as you will need to report your temperature upon check in each day. Questions? Contact Coach Varpness at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Blaze!
2020 CAPTAINS - Nathan Le, Myiion Hodges, Chase Vongkham
2020 Leadership Council: Dylan Fischer, Colton Gregersen, Adam Chudecke
GRADE LEVEL REPS
12th Grade - Jeanne Tompkins - email@example.com
11th Grade - Mike Olsen - firstname.lastname@example.org
10th Grade - Vonnie & Wayne Passon - email@example.com
9th Grade - Jim Bunnell - Jim.Bunnell@sas.com
2019 College Signings
Hamza Hassan (SMSU)
Max Cantrell (Concordia)
Jordan Leake (Wayne St.)
Jesse Orak (Concordia)
Kamal Martin (Minnesota)
Keenan Winge (Concordia)
Tucker Shepley (Northwestern (MN) - Football/Basketball)
Andy Samuel (UND - Track)
Benn Olson (NIU)
Abdi Farah (Ridgewater)
Jake Parrent (Itasca)
Trenton Alderson (Itasca)
Brett Shepley (Augustana)
Luke Simon (Ridgewater)
Michael Schiller (Century - Baseball)
Jake Staats (Northern State)
Matt Gilray (South Dakota)
Nick Burton (Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Jake Shepley (Concordia-St. Paul)
Jared Lozano (Concordia Moorhead)
Jackson Martens (ICCC)
Stephan Olson Jr. (ICCC)
Seyi Aguda (Track at North Dakota)
Tre Thomas (U. of SD)
John Simon (Concordia Moorhead)
Jackson Martins (Northern Iowa)
Marcus Shepley (Duluth)
Isaac Tester (Stout)
Tommy Tester (Stout)
Nicholas Gilman (St. John's)
Kyle Atkinson (MN-track)
Issac Pasko (RCTC)
Dalton Passon (MN West)
A packed crowd watching a homecoming win
THANK YOU to the BLAZE FOOTBALL SPONSORS
Applebee’s, BCTV, Burger Jones, Eagle Trace Spine and Sport, Green Mill, Jimmy Johns, Kwik Trip, Olive Garden, Transport Express, Twin Cities Orthopedics!
Your support is very much appreciated!