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2005

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGONS


TEAM MANUAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

2005 Schedule ................................................................................................................ 2

Pre-Season Organization................................................................................................ 3

In-Season Organization.................................................................................................. 10

Coaches Duties and Responsibilities.............................................................................. 16

Emergency Phone Numbers and Procedures.................................................................. 26

Program and Team Goals............................................................................................... 27

Blackwatch..................................................................................................................... 33

Helmet Award Sticker System ....................................................................................... 35

General Policies, Procedures and Regulations ............................................................... 38

Injuries and Training Room ........................................................................................... 40

Equipment and Locker Room ........................................................................................ 43

Lifting and Weight Room .............................................................................................. 45

Warm-up, Flexibility and Conditioning ......................................................................... 46

Practice Guidelines......................................................................................................... 48

Game Day Guidelines .................................................................................................... 49

Ticket Policy .................................................................................................................. 52

Varsity Team Travel ...................................................................................................... 54

The Five Building Blocks of Success in Football .......................................................... 65

Discipline ....................................................................................................................... 66

TU Fight Song and Alma Mater..................................................................................... 70


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2005
GENERAL PRE-SEASON CALENDER

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER – 2005

SUN MON TUES WED THUR FRI SAT


July 31 August 1 2 3 4 5 6
Reporting Day Practice 1 Practice 2
Equipment Issue Helmets Helmets
Adidas Issue
NCAA Meeting

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Practice 3 Practice 4 Practice 5 Practices 6 & 7 Practice 8 Practices 9 & 10 Practice 11
Shells Shells Full Shells & Full Full Shells & Full Full

14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Practices 12 & 13 Practice 14 Practices 15 & 16 Practice 17 Practices 18 & 19 Practice 20 Practices 21 & 22
Shells & Full Full Shells & Full Full Shells & Full Full Shells & Full

21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Practice 23 Practices 24 & 25 Practices 26 Practices 27 & 28 Practice 29 Practice 30 Tiffin University
Full Shells & Full Full Shells & Full Shells Helmets Vs.
Picture Day University of Findlay
7:00 PM
Parents Tailgate Party Freshman Institute
after Pictures 3:00 PM
28 29 30 31 September 1 2 3
Tiffin University
Freshman Institute Classes Begin Vs.
University of Dayton
1:00 PM

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

REPORTING DAY SCHEDULE


Thursday August 4

Varsity Players Check in at Gillmor Student Center


1:00 p.m. Adidas Equipment Distribution at Locker Room
Equipment Issue at Locker Room
Move in to Dorms or Off Campus Housing
Get lunch on your own

New Players Check in at Gillmor Student Center


2:30 p.m Adidas Equipment Distribution at Locker Room
Equipment Issue at Locker Room
Move in to Dorms or Off Campus Housing
Get lunch on your own

3:30 p.m. Freshmen and Parent’s Meeting in Franks Hall


(Chisolm Auditorium)

6:00 p.m. Dinner at Gillmor Student Center

8:00 p.m. NCAA Meeting in Franks Hall, Bring a Pen

10:00 p.m. Secure

11:00 p.m. Lights Out and Bed Check

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

NORMAL ONE-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE


AUGUST 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast at Gillmor Student Center & Taping

7:50 a.m. Special Teams Meeting

8:05 a.m. Unit Meetings

8:45 a.m. Transport and Dress

9:15 a.m. Pre-practice

9:25 a.m. Stretch

9:35 a.m. Period 1 – Special Teams/Individual (16 Periods)

10:55 a.m. Break for Drinks

11:05 a.m. Period 17 – Group (16 Periods)

12:25 p.m. Secure and Shower

12:40 p.m. Lunch at Gillmor Student Center

1:00 p.m. Treatment for Injured Players

3:00 p.m. Defense Lift / Offense Watch Tape

4:00 p.m. Switch

4:10 p.m. Offense Lift / Defense Watch Tape

5:10 p.m. Secure

6:00 p.m. Dinner at Gillmor Student Center

7:10 p.m. Special Teams Meeting – Meeting Rooms

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

NORMAL ONE-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE…Continued

7:30 p.m. Unit or Position Meeting – Meeting Rooms

8:15 p.m. End Unit or Position Meetings – Walk to Franks Hall

8:20 p.m. Team Meeting – Franks Hall

9:30 p.m. Secure

11:00 p.m. Lights Out and Bed Check

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

NORMAL TWO-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE


AUGUST 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24

7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast at Gillmor Student Center & Taping

7:50 a.m. Special Teams Meeting

8:00 a.m. Unit/Position Meetings

8:30 a.m. Transport and Dress

9:00 a.m. Pre-practice

9:10 a.m. Stretch

9:20 a.m. Practice 1 – Special Teams/Individual (14 Periods)

10:30 a.m. Break for Drinks

10:40 a.m. Group (14 Periods)

11:50 a.m. Secure and Shower

12:00 noon Lunch at Gillmor Student Center

1:00 p.m. Treatment for Injured Players

2:00 p.m. Taping

2:50 p.m. Unit/Position Meetings

3:20 p.m. Transport and Dress

3:50 p.m. Pre-practice

4:00 p.m. Stretch

4:10 p.m. Practice 2 (25 Periods)

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

NORMAL TWO-A-DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE…Continued

6:15 p.m. Secure and Shower

6:30 p.m. Dinner at Gillmor Student Center

7:45 p.m. Special Teams Meeting – Meeting Rooms

8:00 p.m. Unit or Position Meeting – Meeting Rooms

8:45 p.m. End Unit or Position Meetings – Walk to Franks Hall

8:50 p.m. Team Meeting – Franks Hall

9:30 p.m. Secure

11:00 p.m. Lights Out and Bed Check

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE


SUNDAY AUGUST 21

7:00 a.m. Regular One-a-Day Morning Practice Protocol

1:30 p.m. Freshmen Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room


Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room

1:45 p.m. Sophomores Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room


Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room

2:00 p.m. Juniors Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room


Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room

2:15 p.m. Seniors Adidas Gear Picture at Locker Room


Game Uniform Picture at Locker Room

2:30 p.m. Captain’s Picture and Senior Picture

2:35 p.m. Position and Coaching Staff Pictures

3:00 p.m. Transport to Stadium

3:20 p.m. Team Picture

3:30 p.m. Transport to Locker Room, Turn in Uniform, Secure

6:00 p.m. Dinner at Gillmor Student Center

7:00 p.m. Unit 1 Lift / Unit 2 Meet

8:00 p.m. Switch

8:10 p.m. Unit 2 Lift / Unit 1 Meet

9:10 p.m. End Meetings/Lifting – Walk to Franks Hall

9:20 p.m. Team Meeting – Franks Hall

11:00 p.m. Lights Out and Bed Check

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

IN-SEASON VARSITY PLAYERS’ SCHEDULE

DAY TIMES ACTIVITY TOTAL TIME

SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. - Noon Training Room Open

MONDAY 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Team Meeting (:15)


2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Lift (:55)
3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. Meet (1:00)
4:35 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. Dress and Practice (1:00) 3:10

TUESDAY 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Meet (:45)


3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dress and Practice (2:45) 3:30

WEDNESDAY Scheduled Time Lift (:55)


2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Meet (:45)
3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Dress and Practice (2:45) 4:25

THURSDAY 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Meet (:45)


3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dress and Practice (2:30) 3:15

FRIDAY 2:30 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Meet and Walk Through (2:35) 2:35

SATURDAY Game (3:00) 3:00

TOTAL 19:55

*Practice Times Include Stretch and Conditioning

**Treatment will be from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Monday through Friday

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGON FOOTBALL

IN-SEASON COACHES SCHEDULE


SUNDAY

TBA Grade Film from Previous Game

Staff Meeting

Breakdown Opponent Film


Coaches begin Opponent Film Cut-Ups

Complete Opponent Breakdown


Brainstorm for a Preliminary Game Plan

MONDAY

8:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Practice Plan, Motivational Approach)

8:30 a.m. Offensive Staff Meeting (Game Plan, Scouting Report)

9:30 a.m. Defensive Staff Meeting (Game Plan, Scouting Report)

1:00 p.m. Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Game Plan Update)

2:15 p.m. Team Meeting

2:30 p.m. Offense View Game Film with Players / Defense Get in First Mandatory Lift

3:30 p.m. Switch

3:35 p.m. Defense View Game Film with Players / Offense Get in First Mandatory Lift

4:35 pm. Transport to Locker Room / Dress

4:55 p.m. Practice

Defense Period Offense


Form Run/Stretch 1-2 Form Run/Stretch
Team 3-6 Team
Condition 7-8 Condition

5:35 p.m. Secure

7:00 p.m. Coaches - Complete Offense/Defense Game Planning

7:30 p.m. Study Table Begins

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

TUESDAY

8:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Practice Plan)

9:00 a.m. Offensive Staff Meeting (Finalize Game Plan, Complete Scouting Report)

10:00 a.m. Defensive Staff Meeting (Finalize Game Plan, Complete Scouting Report)

11:00 a.m. Offense/Defense Scripts, Cards, Depth Charts


Individual Player Meetings

1:00 p.m. Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Personnel, Scout Teams)

2:00 p.m. Taping Begins

2:15 p.m. Special Teams Meeting (Punt/Raiders)

2:30 p.m. Unit and Individual Meetings

3:00 p.m. Transport and Dress

3:30 p.m. Pre-practice

3:40 p.m. Stretch

3:50 p.m. Practice Period 1

Varsity Defense Period Varsity Offense Period


PAT/FG Block 1 PAT/FG 1
Punt 2 Punt 2
Raiders 3 Raiders 3
Indy 4-6 Indy 4-6
Pursuit Drill 7 Option Drill 7
Full Line 8-10 Full Line 8-10
Skel 11-13 Skel 11-13
Goal Line/Red Zone 14-15 Goal Line/Red Zone 14-15
Team 16-19 Team 16-19
Conditioning 20 Conditioning 20

5:30 p.m. Secure

7:30 p.m. Study Table Begins

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

WEDNESDAY

8:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Practice Plan)

9:00 a.m. Offensive Staff Meeting

10:00 a.m. Defensive Staff Meeting

11:00 a.m. Offense/Defense Scripts, Cards, Depth Charts


Individual Player Meetings

1:00 p.m. Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Personnel, Scout Teams)

2:15 p.m. Special Team Meeting (KOR/KOC)

2:30 p.m. Unit and Individual Meetings

3:00 p.m. Transport and Dress

3:30 p.m. Pre-practice

3:40 p.m. Stretch

3:50 p.m. Practice Period 1

Varsity Defense Period Varsity Offense Period


PAT/FG Block/Punt 1 PAT/FG/Punt 1
KOC/KOR 2 KOC/KOR 2
KOC/KOR 3 KOC/KOR 3
KOC/KOR 4 KOC/KOR 4
Indy 5-7 Indy 5-7
Pursuit Drill 8 Option Drill 8
Full line 9-11 Full line 9-11
Skel 12-14 Skel 12-14
Blitz/Stunt Review 15 Blitz Pick-Up 15
Team 16-20 Team 16-20

5:30 p.m. Secure

7:30 p.m. Study Table Begins

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

THURSDAY

8:00 a.m. Staff Meeting (Practice Plan)

9:00 a.m. Offensive Staff Meeting

10:00 a.m. Defensive Staff Meeting

11:00 a.m. Offense/Defense Tip Sheets, Tests, Ready Lists

1:00 p.m. Staff Meeting (Review Practice Plan, Personnel, Scout Teams)

2:15 p.m. Special Team Meeting (Review as needed)

2:30 p.m. Unit and Individual Meetings

3:00 p.m. Transport and Dress

3:30 p.m. Pre-practice

3:40 p.m. Stretch

3:50 p.m. Practice Period 1

Varsity Defense Period Varsity Offense Period


Punt 1 Punt 1
Raiders 2 Raiders 2
KOC 3 KOC 3
KOR 4 KOR 4
Indy 5-6 Indy 5-6
Blitz/Stunt Review 7 Blitz Pick-Up 7
Pursuit Drill 8 Screen Review 8
2 Minute Defense 9-10 2 Minute Offense 9-10
Special Situations 11-12 Special Situations 11-12
Goal Line/Red Zone 13-15 Goal Line/Red Zone 13-15
Team 16-20 Team 16-20

5:30 p.m. Secure

7:30 p.m. Study Table Begins

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ITINERARIES/SCHEDULES

FRIDAY

1:00 p.m. Staff Meeting (Review Game Plan, Personnel, Ready Lists, Academics)

2:30 p.m. Team Meeting

2:45 p.m. Tips/Tests/Film

3:55 p.m. Transport to Locker Room, Dress

4:15 p.m. Practice Period 1

Defense Period Offense


PAT/FG Block 1 PAT/FG
Raiders 2 Raiders
Punt 3 Punt
KOC/On-side 4 KOC/On-side
KOR/Hands 5 KOR/Hands
KG Special Situations 6 KG Special Situations
Defensive Walk Throughs 7-12 Offensive Walk Throughs
SPECIAL TEAMS WALK THROUGH SCHEDULE

1. PAT/FG – KICK, FIRE, BENT RT, COVER LONG FG, FG POUCH


2. PAT/FG BLOCK – BLOCK RT, BLOCK LEFT, SHIFT TO FORMATION, MIDDLE BLOCK, SHIFT TO FORMATION
3. RAIDERS – BLOCK RT, BLOCK LT, STEM, MOHAWK, MUDDLE, SHIFT TO FORMATION, PUNT SAFE, SHIFT TO
FORMATION
4. PUNT – RED, BLUE, OVERLOAD RT, OVER LOAD LT, DANGER, MUDDLE (RICHMOND, RICKY, LUCY, PARMA)
5. KOC – DEEP KICK RT, DEEP KICK LT, MIDDLE BUNT, SUPER ONSIDE
6. KOR – WR3, WL4, SKY KICKS, HANDS
7. OFFENSE – BEAR 290 QUICK KICK
8. KOR AFTER A SAFETY / PUNT KO AFTER A SAFETY

5:15 p.m. Pack for Travel or Prepare for Home Game

5:35 p.m. Secure

7:15 p.m. Possible Team Function

7:30 p.m. Coaches to High School Football Games

SATURDAY

As per weekly game day itinerary.

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COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGON FOOTBALL

COACHING DUTIES
A. FIELD RESPONSIBILITIES

VARSITY

OFFENSE DEFENSE
OL Marinis, J. DL Barr
Asst. OL Marinis, P. ILB Smith
QB Cole FS, D, W Walendzak
WR Collins Corners Guess
RB Phillips
Off. Asst. Waskiewicz

KICKING GAME
KOR Smith - Coordinator KICKOFF Smith - Coordinator
Walendzak, Smith, Barr – Front Wall Left 1, 2, 3 – Barr
Phillips – Wedge Left 4,5 - Guess
Guess – Call Halfback Right 4,5 - Smith
Cole – Return Specialist Right 1, 2, 3 – Walendzak
Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins Scouts – Phillips, Waskiewicz, Collins

PAT/FG Marinis, J. - Coordinator PAT/FG BLK Walendzak - Coordinator


C, G – Marinis, J. DL – Barr
T, TE – Marinis, P. ILB – Smith
Wings – Phillips FS, D, W – Walendzak
Holder – Cole C – Guess
Kicker – Cole Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins
Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins

PUNT Cole - Coordinator Raiders Smith - Coordinator


LW, LT, LG – Walendzak L1, R1 – Walendzak
P - Cole L2, L3, L4, L5 - Smith
RW, RT, RG – Smith R2, R3, R4, R5 - Barr
Flyers – Guess Return Man - Guess
PP, LS – Barr Scouts – Collins, Waskiewicz
Scouts – Waskiewicz, Collins

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COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

B. PRACTICE ORGANIZATION

Defensive Practice Schedules Walendzak/Smith


Defensive Scout Team Waskiewicz
Depth Chart Guess
Offensive Practice Schedules Marinis, J.
Offensive Scout Team Collins
Depth Chart Collins
Strength & Conditioning Smith
Fields Barr
Equipment Marinis, J.
Managers Marinis, J.
Student Assistants Barr

C. GAME DAY ORGANIZATION

Sideline Cole, Smith, Marinis, P., Guess, Marinis, J., Collins, Barr
Press Box Walendzak, Collins, Phillips
Sideline Control Marinis, P.
Kicking Game Control Smith, Waskiewicz
Officials Cole

D. ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

Director of Football Operations Marinis, J.


Recruiting Coordinator Walendzak
Strength & Conditioning Smith
Video Coordinator Barr
Locker Room & Equipment Marinis, J.
Academic Coordinator Marinis, J.
Study Table All Coaches
Dragon Football Association Barr
Golf Outing Cole
Alumni Involvement Smith
Summer Camp Marinis, J.
Dragon Recruiting Staff Walendzak
Black Watch Walendzak
Training Camp Cole
Meeting Rooms All Coaches
Computer Liaison Barr
Weight Room Coordinator Smith
Trainer Barr
Practice Fields Barr
Practice Organization Cole
Away Games Cole, Smith
Bus Transportation Cole, Smith
Home Games Cole, Walendzak
Head Phones Guess

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COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

Statistics
Game Day Waskiewicz
Offensive Goals Marinis, J.
Defensive Goals Walendzak
Special Teams Goals Smith
Defensive Goal Boards Waskiewicz
Offensive Goal Boards Collins
Player of Week Pictures Guess
Rules & Regulations Cole
Banquet Marinis, J.
Inspiration, Motivation & Pride Barr
Pro Liaison Guess
Summer Jobs Cole
Team Manual Cole
Playbooks
Defense Walendzak
Offense Marinis, J.
Special Teams Smith
Scouting Reports
Defensive Walendzak
Defensive Copies Guess
Offensive Marinis, J.
Offensive Copies Collins
Coaches’ Video Cut-ups
Defensive Barr
Offensive Phillips
Kicking Game Smith
Players’ Video Cut-ups
Defensive Waskiewicz
Offensive Collins

All Coaches are to help with:


Recruiting Saturdays
Locker room supervision & maintenance
Weight room supervision as assigned by Strength Coach
Study table supervision & academic grade checks as assigned by Academic Coordinator
Equipment issue, maintenance and collection
Cafeteria supervision
Dorm supervision and bed checks
Mass communication
Notebook revision
Golf Outing, fund raising and organization

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COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

E. COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTIONS

1. Recruiting Coordinator
• Database Maintenance
• Supervise Videotape Database
• Mailings
• Master List
• Supplies
• Newspapers
• Forms (REF, Phone Logs, etc.)
• Magazines and recruiting services
• Area organization
• Game Day Visits
• Weekend Visits
• H.S. Coaches Tickets

2. Academic Coordinator
• Advise and assist in counseling players towards degree
• Compile composite records
• Obtain current schedules
• Coordinate tutoring system
• Player eligibility
• Summer school
• Freshmen Orientation
• Approval of all drops and adds
• Pre-registration
• Liaison between teachers and football office
• Academic Awards
• Work with Laura Lamalie
• Assign players to coaches
• Get mid-semester and final grade reports
• Study table organization: Attendance, Location, Make-ups and discipline, Who is on
• Academic Top Ten
• Senior graduation check

3. Strength and Conditioning Coordinator


• Organize off-season and in-season weight training, conditioning and speed program
• Attendance & Tardiness
• Keep records on body weight, strength test results, and progress charts
• Recommend purchasing of new weight equipment
• Recommend and facilitate the refurbishment of weight equipment
• Motivate the players in the program
• Summer conditioning test
• Provide individual coaching in the program
• Facilitate recruiting day strength and conditioning presentation

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COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

4. Director of Football Operations


• Supervise and direct student managers
• Assign laundry duties
• Assign practice duties such as running the period clock, water distribution, equipment
repair, ball spotting, officiating, and field apparatus set-up and take down
• Assign varsity home game duties such as equipment repair, head phone cord holders,
ball boys, and water boys
• Maintain accurate records of lockers, locker combinations, jersey sizes, and issued
equipment
• Maintain accurate records of player address, telephone, and emergency contact
information
• Track equipment inventory and recommend new purchases
• Reconditioning
• Organize and facilitate the annual player and coach Adidas order

5. Incentive, Motivation & Pride (IMP)


• Weekly awards
• Season awards
• Records
• Trophies, decals, T-shirts, etc.
• Locker room décor
• Coaches offices and meeting rooms
• SID liaison
• Picture Day
• Help with signs and posters
• Control and direct helmet award stickers system and distribution

6. Fields, Equipment, Supplies & Facilities


• Fields lined, marked, cut & cared for
• Field equipment
• Game & Practice equipment

7. Video and Projectors


• Coordinate filming of practice and games
• Tape inventory & storage
• Manage Recruit Video Library
• Tape crew – practice & games
• Tape equipment
• Batteries for remote
• Purchase & maintain all video equipment
• Obtain opponents tape
• Tape exchange during season
• Maintenance of video equipment
• Coordinate and direct film exchanges

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COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

8. Pro Liaison
• Respond to questions and queries about pro prospects
• Create and distribute appropriate game and hi-lite film
• Help seniors contact agents and financial advisors
• Assist in setting up free agent try outs
• Counsel and advise Tiffin University seniors about their chances of success
• Weekly Ticket List for our players – both Home and Away

9. Recruiting Staff Coordinator


• Recruit Tiffin University students to assist in our recruiting efforts
• Instruct recruiting staff on what to say and what not to say to prospective student
athletes and their families
• Instruct recruiting staff on office recruiting duties
• Assign recruiting staff members to coaching staff
• Obtain recruiting staff uniforms
• Sign co-curricular credit forms for recruiting staff
• Creatively exhibit appreciation to recruiting staff for their hard work

10. Black Watch


• Advise on extra-curricular activities
• Supervise Black Watch activities
• Counsel Black Watch Members
• Coordinate Membership process
• Distribute Black Watch T-shirts and Helmet stickers
• Obtain Black Watch battle ribbons

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COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES

COACH EXPECTATIONS
A. OFFICE HOURS

IN SEASON OFF SEASON SUMMER

SUNDAY Noon – 9:00 p.m. Off Off**

MONDAY 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TUESDAY 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

THURSDAY 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FRIDAY Noon – 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Off* Off**

*Hours for Recruiting Saturdays are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During the season we may have to stay until all of our duties for the day are done.

Lunch break is one hour long.

During office hours you are expected to be in the office. If you are on campus running an errand or
are leaving for lunch simply tell someone. It is only common courtesy to let your co-workers know
where you are in case of an emergency or if someone (one of your players) needs you. Time off will
always granted for personal reasons as long as you notify the Head Coach ahead of time.

B. DRESS

Academic School Year: Business casual. Collared shirt, dress pants (Khakis, Dockers, etc.).

Recruiting Functions: Business formal. Suit, shirt & tie. Dress pants with a collared shirt, tie
and a sweater vest are acceptable.

Practice Field: Tiffin University coaching gear. Do not wear other colors.

Game Field: Tiffin University coaching gear as decided upon by the staff.

Summer: Casual. Golf shirt and casual pants.

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C. LANGUAGE

Speak like the educated, intelligent person that you are. Try to avoid cursing and foul language in the
office, in the meeting rooms, and on the field. When you feel that cursing is necessary, keep it to a
minimum.

D. CONDUCT

Treat all student athletes, co-workers, students, Tiffin University staff members, administrators, the
media and the general public with respect. Always portray a positive image about Tiffin University
Football. If you don’t have anything good to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.

Do not abuse the student-assistant coaches. Although they may often be called upon to perform
menial duties, they too should be treated respectfully.

Habitual fraternization with the student-athletes is not advised. An occasional social experience with
student-athletes is acceptable.

If you have a problem with a student-athlete or a co-worker, you are expected to address the problem
by sitting down with that individual and calmly discussing the situation while seeking to reach a
resolution interdependently. If the problem persists please notify the Head Coach.

E. MEETINGS

Be early for meetings. If you have a problem or are going to be late please call ahead. Show respect
and courtesy to all members of our coaching staff when presenting a point of view.

Meetings will usually be structured and organized, however each staff member should be prepared to
report on any aspect of his duties at any meeting.

When given an assignment, please carry it out as soon as possible with thoroughness and pride, as it is
a reflection of you, the program and the Head Coach.

F. DISCIPLINE

It is expected that all student-athletes will conform to the team rules. Position coaches will be
responsible for enforcing team rules for their position. Special attention should be paid to consistency
and timeliness. That is we should treat all similar situations similarly and immediately.
Coaches will be responsible for disciplining players when an infraction occurs, do not look the other
way, correct bad behavior. In addition, position coaches will be responsible for enforcing disciplinary
actions (running, etc.). The Head Coach will decide what course of action will be followed. It is
strongly recommended that Coaches maintain a discipline file on student-athletes with discipline
problems.

G. DIVERSITY

Diversity is right. It is good and benefits all. No prejudice will ever be tolerated.

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H. DEMAND EXCELLENCE

We need our coaches to be positive and enthusiastic. Our players will give us what we expect if we
are positive in our approach. Set high expectations and goals for your position, draw the line on what
is or isn’t acceptable. Be consistent and your players will perform up to those expectations.
“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the
best, you very often get it.”
W. Somerset Maugham

I. PLAYER-COACH RELATIONSHIP

! Have a positive regard for each individual player.


• Begins with recruiting.
• Become familiar with family and background.
• Be interested in off-field activity (football is not his whole life).

! Be honest with each player.


• Players want to know where they stand.
• Players should be informed of strengths and weaknesses.
• The dignity of all players must be preserved.

! Communicate with players.


• Let the squad know what they should expect of you as a coach.
• Make sure squad knows what you expect of them as players.
• Be sensitive to their needs.
• Have an open ear.

! Be yourself.
• Enthusiasm is the key.
• Off-season involvement in activities can help.
• Allow players to get involved with your life.

! Let players know what to expect in way of rules.


• A team can’t function without discipline.
• Be fair but remember that all situations are unique.
• The key to discipline is respect.
• The ability to mold a unified team takes a certain amount of conforming by all parties.
• Both Coaches and players should be held accountable for their actions.

! Make decisions concerning your players the same way that you would make decisions for
your son.

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2005 COACHES’ DORM DUTY ROSTER


RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Duty begins at lunch on assigned day and ends the following morning after breakfast.

2. The duty coach is responsible for waking up players in all campus dorms and houses.

3. The duty coach is responsible for performing bed check in all campus dorms and houses.

4. Rotation:

Thursday August 4 Barr


Friday August 5 Marinis, J.
Saturday August 6 Guess
Sunday August 7 Smith
Monday August 8 Walendzak
Tuesday August 9 Barr
Wednesday August 10 Marinis, J.
Thursday August 11 Guess
Friday August 12 Smith
Saturday August 13 Walendzak
Sunday August 14 Barr
Monday August 15 Marinis, J.
Tuesday August 16 Guess
Wednesday August 17 Smith
Thursday August 18 Walendzak
Friday August 19 Barr
Saturday August 20 Marinis, J.
Sunday August 21 Guess
Monday August 22 Smith
Tuesday August 23 Walendzak
Wednesday August 24 Barr
Thursday August 25 Marinis, J.
Friday August 26 Guess

5. Student-Coaches can be used to help with the duty, but they cannot do it alone.

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EMERGENCY PROTOCOL

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND PHONE NUMBERS


In case of a medical emergency, adhere to the following steps:
" Call the training room at 448-3263.
" If no answer at the Training Room call Coach Cole at 448-3331.
" If no answer at Coach Cole’s office, call assistant football coaches’ extensions (see
numbers below).
" If no answer at the Training Room and the Football Office then call the Athletic Trainer
on her cell at (419) 206-1165.
" If unable to contact the Trainer, the student-athlete should contact his (Position) Coach
and go on to the Emergency Room at the nearest hospital. Be sure to bring your
identification and your health insurance information.

In case of a non-medical emergency, adhere to the following steps:


" Call your Position Coach at his office phone number.
" If no answer at your Position Coach’s extension call other extensions.
" If no answer at the Football Office call your Position Coach at home.
" If no answer at the home of your Position Coach call coaches at home until you reach
someone.

Office Phone Home Phone Cell Phone

Coach Cole 448-3331 448-4165 (419) 934-3363

Coach Marinis, J. 448-3336 (419) 618-9706

Coach Marinis, P. (419) 983-2902

Coach Walendzak 448-3356 (330) 723-0279 (419) 348-2593

Coach Barr 448-3342 (419) 618-8248

Coach Phillips 448-3332 (419) 271-6104

Coach Guess 448-3339 (517) 803-9410

Coach Smith 448-3335 (419) 618-3055

Tessa Tillinghast (Trainer) 448-3263 (419) 206-1165

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TIFFIN UNIVERSITY
FOOTBALL PROGRAM
MISSION STATEMENT
“EXCELLENCE THROUGH TEAMWORK”
•BUILD CONFIDENCE, SELF-ESTEEM AND A FEELING OF
CONTRIBUTION WITHIN EACH PERSON

•ENCOURAGE OPEN AND HONEST COMMUNICATION

•FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS RATHER THAN PROBLEMS

•RESPECT THE DIGNITY, DIVERSITY AND FAITH OF EACH


PERSON

•COMMIT TO TEAM UNITY THROUGH STRONG


LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES AND TRUST IN EACH OTHER

•CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL


GROWTH AND INNOVATION

•SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES AND ENCOURAGE


VOLUNTEERISM

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Tiffin University Football Player Guidelines


1. I will always do what is best for the team in all of my actions.

2. I will do nothing to bring disgrace or embarrassment to Tiffin University or the Football Program.

3. I will follow all rules and regulations established by Tiffin University.

4. I will abide by Team policy, rules and regulations.

5. I will treat everyone with respect, courtesy, and class. (coaches, teammates, professors, cafeteria
workers, RA’s, etc.)

6. I will be accountable, reliable and responsible.

7. I will always conduct myself in a manner that demonstrates class, dignity, and self-control, always
using common sense.

8. I will be truthful in all interactions.

9. I will care about and support all teammates and coaches.

10. I will never disrespect a coach in any way or question his authority.

11. I will do everything to 100% of my ability. (school, wts., football, etc.)

12. I will attend every class.

13. I will never miss or be late for any scheduled Football activity. (wts., study table, practice,
conditioning, etc.)

14. I will always spread a positive message about Tiffin University and the Football Program.

By signing this document I understand that if I deviate from any of the above statements that I am
subject to punishment and or suspension/dismissal from the Tiffin University Football Team.

Signature_____________________________________________ Date_____

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BLACKWATCH
The Black Watch is the oldest Highland Regiment of the British Army. The Black Watch,
although a regiment of the British Army, derives its origins from the Highlands of Scotland.
After an uprising in 1715, the Scottish government found the need to enforce stricter policing of
the Highlands and Lowlands.

From the time they were raised, these regiments became known as the Black Watch in reference
to the darkly colored uniforms they wore. These warriors were known for their skill with which
they wielded their swords and axes. The Black Watch is one of the most honored and symbolic
regiments in the world.

Their traditions and bravery have made them one of the most revered battle units in combat
history. The Black Watch regiment has served gallantly in the North American and Napoleonic
Wars as well as in World Wars I and II. The regiment has earned 96 battle honors. This includes
the famous battles of Waterloo, Dunkirk and D-Day.

Though not the military, the TU football Black Watch members possess the same characteristics
as the highly respected regiment. These members are skilled. Each knows his position very well.
Black Watch members are honored and symbolic to fellow teammates. These members represent
TU football on and off the field. Each member is a role model.

To be a part of the Black Watch of Tiffin University is one of the highest honors one can receive
in our program. The Black Watch signifies that its members have paid the ultimate price to our
program. They are the elite warriors and look forward to the toughest battles.

Membership is not automatic. The Black Watch regulates the affiliation, conduct and behavior of
its members. To earn membership into the Black Watch consistency is an important factor. As a
member of the Black Watch you have answered the call when needed, with high a standard of
effort, performance, conduct and program loyalty. Seniors are not automatically added to the
Black Watch. A senior’s membership maybe bestowed emeritus to the at large membership of
the Black Watch. They will have all the privileges of Black Watch but cannot hold rank in the
group. The active membership will be comprised of those who have earned Black Watch
recognition in eight of the eleven games played for each season. These members will hold rank
and set the agenda for the group. When membership is conferred, you have not only earned the
trust of your coaches. You have also earned the trust and respect of the team. This is a higher
standard and much will be expected of you when you wear the colors and insignia of the Black
Watch into battle.

Active Membership into the Black Watch


A. What your entitled to:
1. Black Watch decal on helmet (Initial Award)
2. Dragon Head on helmet (Subsequent to initial award)
3. Award at the end of the year if member 8 out of 11 weeks.
4. Black Watch T-shirt

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B. Admission to the Black Watch:


1. One hundred percent hustle and second effort in practices and games.
2. Knowing all assignments.
3. Physical and mental toughness at all times in practice and games.
4. Willingness to come out early or stay out late for own improvement.
5. Being prompt and present at all meetings and practices. No missed
classes.

C. Week to week admission:


1. All of the above.
2. Personally being responsible for a key play leading to a win.
3. Outstanding all around game.
4. Being a member of an Offense that scores at least 24 points in a game,
as long as it is sufficient for a win, or a Defense that allows opponent
to one TD, as long as it sufficient for a win.

D. Loss of Membership:
1. Being responsible for a fumble, pass interception, penalty, missed
tackle, missed assignment, or other circumstance which is the turning
point of a game.
2. Lack of 100% hustle in practice or games.
3. Loss of temper or unsportsmanlike conduct.
4. Missing class, meeting, practice or not being prompt.
5. Poor performance for the entire game.

2005 Black Watch Members 2005 Black Watch Members

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Dragon Head Award System

I. TEAM

1. WIN- every team member will receive a Dragon Head after a victory

2. BIG WIN (Findlay, Dayton, Butler, Hillsdale, Morehead)- every team member will
receive an additional Dragon Head for a Big Win

3. WIN T.O. MARGIN- every team member will receive a Dragon Head

4. WINNING PERFORMANCE- each individual that meets the film grade standard as set
by the staff receives a Dragon Head

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/TIGHT ENDS 80%


DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 80%
TAILBACK/WIDE RECIEVERS 90%
LINEBACKERS 85%
DEFENSIVE BACK 90%
QUARTERBACK 85%

5. BIG PLAY IN FOOTBALL GAME- as designated by Coach Cole.

II. INDIVIDUAL

1. 100 Yards Receiving


2. 100 Yards Rushing
3. 300 Yards Passing
4. Score a TD
5. Get an Interception
6. Cause or Recover a Fumble
7. 10 Plus Tackles
8. Sack
9. Player of the Week

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III. SPECIAL TEAMS

KICK-OFF TEAM GOALS

Result inside 25-Yard Line every time


No Penalties
No Missed Tackles Team – One Dragon Head
11 Hustling in Proper Lanes

Recover Onside Kick – Team – One Dragon Head


Caused Fumble and Recovery – Individual – One Dragon Head
Tackle Inside 20Yard Line – Individual – One Dragon Head

PUNT-TEAM GOALS

Net Punt 35 Yards


No Rushed or Blocked Punts
No Penalties Team – One Dragon Head
No Missed Tackles
11 Hustling in Proper Lanes

Successful Fake Punt for 1st Down – Team – One Dragon Head
Down Punt Inside 10 Yard Line – Team – One Dragon Head
Caused Fumble Recovery – Individual – One Dragon Head

KICK-OFF RETURN TEAM GOALS

All Returnable Kicks Past 25-Yard Line


No Fumbles Team – One Dragon Head
No Penalties
Never Lose an Onside Kick

Kick-off Returned Past 40-Yard Line – Team – One Dragon Head

RAIDERS

Average 5 Yards or More Per Return


Catch in Air All Catchable Punts Team – One Dragon Head
No Fumbles
No Penalties

Punt Returned Over 20 Yards – Team - One Dragon Head


Block or Force a Poor Punt – Team – One Dragon Head

FIELD GOAL / EXTRA POINT TEAM GOALS

100% PAT Success


80% FG Success
No Penalties Team – One Dragon Head
100% Mechanics
No Rushed, Blocked Kicks or Penetration

Successful Fake FG – Team – One Dragon Head


45+ Yard Field Goal – Individual – One Dragon Head

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FIELD GOAL / EXTRA POINT BLOCK TEAM GOALS

Blocked Attempt or Pressure Forcing a Miss – Team – One Dragon Head


Preventing Fake Attempt – Team – One Dragon Head
Score – Team – One Additional Dragon Head

IV. DEFENSE – in each category, if criteria is met, the entire defensive unit that played significantly
will receive one Dragon Head

1. Hold Opponents to 13 points or less as long as that is sufficient for a Tiffin University Victory

2. Defensive Score

3. Five “3 and outs”

4. Stop Opponents in all sudden change situations

5. Stop Opponents inside their own 10-yard line so that Tiffin University obtains the ball in “plus
territory”

6. Stop Opponent in all two-minute situations

7. Force three (3) turnovers

V. OFFENSE- in each category, if criteria is met, the entire offensive unit that played significantly
will receive one Dragon Head

1. Score 24 points as long as that is sufficient for a Tiffin University Victory

2. No turnovers and all possession changes must occur across 50 yard line so that our Opponent
begins their drive with more that 50 yards to go

3. Ten plays of 12+ yards

4. Convert all short yardage situations

5. Four drives of 8+ plays

6. 54% first down consistency

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INTRODUCTION TO THE DRAGON FOOTBALL FAMILY POLICIES,


PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS
Values

Several principles guide this program. They are based on the values and beliefs that the institution,
coaching staff, and players use to guide our behavior. It is important that all team members
understand and adhere to the values and principles that our program stands for.

These values can be easily remembered by the acronym PRIDE. By adhering to the team values and
guiding principles we will all have PRIDE in ourselves, our program, and Tiffin University.

P Persistence

All men face hills and valleys, both good times and bad. Men that achieve greatness are those
that persist, the ones that have a “never say die” attitude and will not quit. Your character will
be revealed when you are presented with adverse circumstances. Carry with you an undying
will to be successful and you will persist.

R Respect

Treat others as you would expect to be treated. Treat your teammates, coaches, support staff,
fellow students, professors, TU employees, and members of the Tiffin community with
respect. Respect other peoples’ possessions, thoughts and feelings.

I Integrity

Integrity means doing what you say you are going to do. Integrity also demands
honesty, loyalty, and doing the right thing. When a man has integrity his actions are
congruent with his words and the image that he portrays. Most of all, integrity is
tested when no one is watching. Be a man of integrity.

D Discipline

Discipline is the single most important attribute of a successful person, and a


successful team. Discipline entails doing what you are supposed to do especially
when you don’t want to do it. Discipline is also making sacrifices and delaying
personal gratification. Most importantly discipline is self-control.

E Effort

Your effort is the one of the few things that you can control, and all that anyone can ask of you
is that you try your best. Put forth your best effort in meetings, on the practice field, and on
the game field. It is not an unreasonable expectation that you try your best.

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PERSONAL CONDUCT GUIDELINES

1. Because you are an athlete, many people (particularly young people) look you up to you. Justify
the pedestal they place you on.

2. Have PRIDE in yourself. Be selective where you go, what you do and what you say!

3. Be polite and courteous to all persons who are trying to help you and support our program.
Especially those persons working in the dining hall, financial aid office, and most of all your
professors. Your conduct on and off campus is well observed, as you are a football player.
Project the image of a gentleman.

4. Be well groomed, neat and clean. This applies on and off campus.

5. Never discuss the team, the physical condition of the team members, planned strategy, etc. with
anyone. You may inadvertently give information that would help our opponents and hurt our
chances to win.

6. The use of profanity, cussing and swearing is the effort of a weak person trying to express himself
forcibly.

7. Player-Coach relationship problem? Sit down and talk about it in a calm, relaxed and controlled
manner with that person. If that doesn’t work talk about it with your Position Coach, Recruiting
Coach, Captains, Black Watch, Coach Cole.

8. Coaches’ Phones – can call local only. NCAA Violation!

9. Avoid the use of alcohol. It will inhibit your performance.

10. There will be no sympathy for drug users of any sort. Any discovered will stop or be eliminated
from the program. The football program will adhere to Tiffin University drug abuse policy.

11. Baseball caps are not permitted to be worn in meeting rooms or any other TU Football functions.

12. You are not to be in any Bars in Tiffin during the season.

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INJURIES AND TRAINING ROOM

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY DRAGON FOOTBALL


POLICY ON ATHLETIC INJURIES, ILLNESSES, AND MEDICAL CARE

1. INSURANCE: The Tiffin University Athletic Injury Insurance policy will cover the expenses of
athletic injuries directly related to intercollegiate competition, practice or workouts above and
beyond $500.00 per injury. The expense for the first $500.00 of medical expenses for each injury
must be absorbed by the student athlete’s private health insurance carrier or through the purchase
of a Tiffin University student insurance policy.

2. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Every student-athlete must have a physical examination to qualify


for intercollegiate athletic competition. The examination is to be completed by a qualified
physician. Freshman and upperclassmen that have not previously entered varsity competition at
Tiffin University must submit a current (taken within the past year) university physical to the
Head Athletic Trainer to gain admittance to the athletic program. The head athletic trainer will
screen all incoming candidates’ physicals and the team physician will examine any irregularities
before the candidate is accepted into the athletic program.

Students who have not filed a current physical form with the Head Trainer will not be permitted to
participate in intercollegiate athletics. Should the student do so, the Athletic Department will not
assume responsibility for their treatment.

3. INJURY OR ILLNESS: The student-athlete is responsible to report to a member of the athletic


training staff all injuries and illnesses as soon as possible. The Head Athletic Trainer will make
the necessary medical referral as indicated. In the event of an emergency due to an athletic injury
or illness, the athlete will be transported by the appropriate method to a pre-arranged hospital. The
athlete should not seek medical attention for an athletic injury or illness without prior
authorization from the Head Athletic Trainer, except in case of emergency.

4. REFERRAL TO TEAM PHYSICIAN: If, in the opinion of the Head Athletic Trainer, an athlete
should be referred to a physician, the Head Athletic Trainer, will make an appointment with a
physician.

REFERRAL TO MEDICAL SPECIALIST: If, in the opinion of the physician, an athlete should
be referred to a medical specialist, team physician will make an appointment with the medical
specialist.

THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CHARGES


INCURRED DUE TO EXAMINATION AND/OR TREATMENT IF THESE PROCEDURES
ARE NOT FOLLOWED!

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5. DENTAL CARE: The Athletic Department shall be responsible for the care of injury to the
mouth and teeth incurred while participating in an official practice session or game. In those
sports where protective devices (mouth pieces) are mandatory and provided for use in official
practice sessions and games, the Athletic Department will assume responsibility for care only if
the device is worn by the student-athlete. Dental care not directly related to an athletic injury shall
be the responsibility of the student-athlete.

6. TREATMENT: The training room hours will be posted with each sport season. Treatment will be
available to all athletes, but those in season will receive priority. Failure of an injured athlete to
keep treatment appointments will be interpreted as the athlete’s unwillingness to cooperate with
the athletic medical staff for early return to competition. The head coach will be informed of an
athlete who fails to keep scheduled appointments.

7. PRACTICE OR GAME PARTICIPATION FOR AN INJURED OR ILL ATHLETE:


Decisions on the availability of an athlete for practice or game competition shall be the sole
responsibility of the Head Athletic Trainer.

8. REPLACEMENT OF CORRECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES WITH


VISION, HEARING AND ORAL DEFECTS: All athletes with disabilities must report said
disabilities to the Head Athletic Trainer prior to entering the athletic program. Failure to report
these disabilities will result in the student-athlete assuming full liability for any injuries incurred
due to prior disabilities.

All students participating in the sports of football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball
with vision problems must wear contact lenses or glasses with approved safety lens and frames.

The athlete is responsible for reporting the loss of the damage to corrective equipment to a
member of the athletic training staff on occurrence. The athletic Department will assist in the
arrangement for repair or replacement of corrective equipment.

9. OUT-OF-SEASON INJURY OR ILLNESS: The Athletic Department shall not assume


responsibility for care of injuries or illnesses incurred when the student athlete is not actively
engaged in a formal, official game or practice during a competitive season, or a conditioning
program in preparation for intercollegiate competition.

10. The athlete is responsible for submitting each invoice resulting from medical care of an athletic
injury or illness to his own insurance carrier. This procedure must be followed for each athletic
injury.

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TRAINING ROOM RULES


1. Shorts or other appropriate clothing is to be worn when being treated; no nudity is allowed.

2. The use of tobacco products is prohibited.

3. No cleated shoes are allowed in the training room.

4. Treatments are to be administered by the trainers, not the athletes.

5. No shoes are allowed on the tables.

6. No yelling, horseplay or profanities will be tolerated.

7. Treatments are given after the athlete has showered post practice, except in emergency cases, and
prior to practice. At no time will treatment be given during meetings or practice.

8. No equipment or supplies are to leave the training room without permission of the head trainer.

9. All athletes must sign out after receiving treatment.

TRAINER DUTIES FOR FALL CAMP


1. Evaluate injury status pre-camp. Advise staff of any special situations.

2. The on-field evaluation of players as to the degree of: injury, heat, and humidity, and practice
tempo.

3. Communicate the status of players post practice AM/PM and each morning, so staff is aware of a
player’s status. No contact, limited, tolerance, out, etc.

4. Provide treatment for injured players when time is available or prescribed AM, PM and evenings.

5. Weight chart administration daily.

6. Participation chart administration.

7. Diet evaluation and recommendations.

8. We have the finest trainers in America – use their expertise and willingness to keep you on the
field!

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EQUIPMENT
1. ALL equipment used in football is the property of TU. A player uses football equipment by
permission only.

2. T-Shirts/Shorts and Sweats will be given to the players at the conclusion of the season. They are
not to be altered or cut until that time.

3. Wear the appropriate equipment as prescribed daily by the coaching staff. Variations are:

a) Sweats – sweat pants and sweat shirt

b) Helmets – helmet, t-shirts/shorts, practice jersey

c) Shells – everything but pants and knee pads, shorts should be worn over girdle

d) Full Gear - everything

4. Each player who is issued football equipment assumes the responsibility (pride) of that equipment.

a) To see that is kept clean and in good repair.

b) That it is not lost or stolen.

c) That, at the end of its usage, the equipment is returned to the equipment room clean.

d) Failure to return equipment, whether lost, stolen, or otherwise, will result in the payment of a
fine to cover the loss of the gear. Failure to pay the fine will result in the withholding of
grades.

5. After the initial issue of gear, new gear will be issued on an exchange basis – old for new.

6. After being fitted with your equipment do not change or alter it without the permission of the head
equipment manager or the trainer. Do not cut or alter your equipment.

7. Check your helmet daily to ensure that all screws and fasteners are secure.

8. Wear your mouthpiece every practice.

9. Towels will be issued to each player. Clean towels will be issued on an exchange basis only.

10. Players are not allowed in the equipment room.

11. You are provided the nice equipment and gear. It is up to you to take care of the equipment
issued. Make sure your equipment fits properly. If it does not, see the equipment manager.

12. If you need anything, just ask.

13. Thievery will not be tolerated.

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LOCKER ROOM
We will be spending a great deal of time in the locker room during the season. We should take pride
in keeping it as clean and sanitary as possible.

LOCKER ROOM GUIDELINES

1. Football cleats are to be taken off outside. Cleats are not allowed in the building.

2. Hang all equipment in locker properly so it can dry.

3. All cleats shall be placed in the locker, not on the floor.

4. Shoulder pads are the only equipment that may be placed on top of the locker. It is important to
properly dry shoulder pads for sanitary reasons.

5. Do not throw tape or trash on the floor. Trashcans are provided for this.

6. No horseplay in locker room or in the showers. Watch your language.

7. Turn off showers when you are done using them.

8. Remove dirt and mud from shoes outside the locker room.

9. Make sure your locker is locked!

10. No visitors are allowed in the locker room (except for Family after the game).

11. Respect belongings of one another. Do not “borrow” a teammate's gear or other personal
belongings without his permission.

12. Absolutely no players in the equipment room!!! A coach or equipment manager must accompany
you. No exceptions.

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LIFTING AND WEIGHT ROOM


1. Enter the weight room mentally and physically prepared to train.

2. If injured, student-athlete must notify the Head Trainer and Coach Smith immediately so that the
training program can be modified.

3. Changes in strength program must be approved by Coach Smith.

4. Use appropriate spotters at all times.

5. No headphones, walk-mans, etc. worn weight room.

6. Clean up after yourselves. Place the weights back on the appropriate weight trees for storage.

7. Do not wear excessive amounts of jewelry in the weight room. It may damage equipment and
there is a potential for injury to you.

8. You are to be present at your scheduled weight lifting session. Emergency schedule changes can
only arranged by the student-athlete personally notifying Coach Smith about the problem.

9. Proper attire must be worn. This includes shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes. No hats.

10. Tardiness and Absentee Policy:


When a player is tardy or absent from a weight lifting session he will be punished by Coach
Smith. Possible outcomes include suspension and dismissal.

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TEAM POLICIES

WARM-UP, FLEXIBILITY AND CONDITIONING


1. Flex at practice will be done either individually or by group

2. The Program:
a. Purpose:
• to increase the body’s core temperature
• to improve the range of motion in all of the major muscle structures.

b. Time Required: 8-10 min.

c. Procedure: The entire squad will follow this program before every practice or workout.
The flexibility movements will be executed in the following manner. Helmets
are optional.

• The coach will run the stretch routine on a whistle or the captains will begin each stretch
by saying “Hit” and end each stretch with “Up”.
• The team will execute each stretch on his command.
• Each stretch will be held for 8 seconds in a static (no bouncing) fashion.

c. The Stretches:
Practice or Game
1. Spread Legs – Rt., Lt., Middle
2. Lean – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt.
3. Lunge Stretch – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt.
4. On Ground: Spread Legs – Middle, Rt., Lt., Middle
5. Hurdlers Stretch – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt.
6. Hindu Buddha – Stretch, Resist, Stretch
7. Hollywood – Rt., Rt., Lt., Lt.
8. Calf – Rt., Lt.
9. Achilles – Rt., Lt.
10. Arm Across – Rt., Lt.
11. Partner Up: Arms Back – 2 times
12. Standing Bow – Rt., Lt.
13. Four Way Neck

Dragon Period
1. Spread Legs – Rt., Lt.
2. Lean – Rt., Lt.
3. Lunge Stretch
4. Dragon Jacks
5. Break to Indy

d. Agilities
1. Forward Lunges 6. Tapeoka
2. Side Lunges 7. Shuffle Punch
3. High Knees 8. Backward Run
4. Cross Overs 9. ¾ Run
5. Carioca 10. ¾ Run

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Sprints & Conditioning

1. Groups for Conditioning


a. Offensive Line
b. Defensive Line
c. DB, LB, Kickers
d. WR, RB, QB, TE

2. We will condition after AM practice during camp. There will be an Aerobic Run for players
who report in poor condition after PM practice.

3. We will Condition after Monday and Tuesday Practices During the Season.

Strength Training Workouts

1. We will lift four times week during camp.


a. It will be circuit training.
b. We will alternate arm and leg days.

2. We will lift two times a week during the season.


a. It will be circuit training.
b. Monday afternoon will be a leg day.
c. Wednesday morning will be an arm day.

3. All workouts will last 50 min.


a. Players who are late will be punished.
b. Be at least 5 to 10 minutes early to every workout.

4. A variety of exercises will be performed (according to the card for that


Day) with all of the following areas being addressed:
- Neck
- Legs/Hips/Lower Back
- Chest
- Upper Back
- Shoulders
- Upper/Lower Arms
- Abdominals

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PRACTICE GUIDELINES
1. We expect a serious, at attention attitude on the field. I N T E N S I T Y!!

2. Every player will wear the prescribed uniform and there will be no exceptions. The helmet will be
worn or carried at all times. NEAVER LEAVE YOUR HELMET ON THE GROUND.

3. Always jog from one group to another – NO WALKING.

4. Resting position is on one knee; again keep your helmet in your hand or keep it on.

5. No one leaves the practice field unless the Head Coach or your Position Coach gives permission.

6. If injured, report to position coach, then to trainer.

7. CONCENTRATION IN PRACTICE is a key to winning.

8. Have respect for your teammates – help each other. Great teammates “coach” one another!

9. If beat out for your position, don’t sulk – work harder and win the job back!

10. Conditioning - hands behind line and touch lines


- Moaners call it “have to”. Winners make it a “want to”.
- cadence

11. Scout Team - understand your role, make the starters better, work hard
- get better yourself
- make our TEAM BETTER!

12. Know and understand what the tempo is for each practice and drills.
- Buzz: Tap off on ball carriers. Do not push people to the ground. Usually used
when team is in “shells” or helmets only.
- Thud: Wrap up ball carriers, stay high on all blocks. Stay on your feet and do
not take ball carriers to the ground. Used when in “shells” or full gear.
- Full Go: Block and tackle full go. Take ball carriers to the ground. Do not use
chop blocks or crack back blocks unless defense knows that it is coming.

13. Do not wear jewelry to practice. It is for the safety of you and your teammates. Do not hand it to
your coach, he has more important things to do than to worry about your jewelry.

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GAME DAY GUIDELINES

GAME DAY ITINERARIES

KICK-OFF 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Pre Game Meal 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 12:00 Noon 3:00 p.m.
Church 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Walk Throughs 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Relax and/or Travel 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Arrival 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Walk-n-Talk 11:10 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 2:10 p.m. 5:10 p.m.
Specialists Tape and Dress 11:25 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 2:25 p.m. 5:25 p.m.
Rest of Team Tape and Dress 11:40 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 2:40 p.m. 5:40 p.m.
QB/C/LS’s Out 12:03 p.m. 12:33 p.m. 3:03 p.m. 6:03 p.m.
Specialists Out 12:08 p.m. 12:38 p.m. 3:08 p.m. 6:08 p.m.
Total Team Out 12:15 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m.
Warm Up 12:17 p.m. 12:47 p.m. 3:17 p.m. 6:17 p.m.
Individual Stretch 12:20 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 6:20 p.m.
Individual 12:25 p.m. 12:55 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 6:25 p.m.
Dragon Period 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Skel / Full Line 12:35 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 6:35 p.m.
Team 12:40 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 3:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m.
PAT/FG 12:44 p.m. 1:14 p.m. 3:44 p.m. 6:44 p.m.
Punt 12:45 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
Return to Locker Room 12:47 p.m. 1:17 p.m. 3:47 p.m. 6:47 p.m.
Captains Take Field/Coin Toss 12:55 p.m. 1:25 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 6:55 p.m.
Dragons Take Field 12:58 p.m. 1:28 p.m. 3:58 p.m. 6:58 p.m.
Kick-Off 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Shower/Visit Family 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Depart for TU 4:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 10:45 p.m.

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GAME DAY GUIDELINES

PRE-GAME FIELD ORGANIZATION

Away Team
3
5

Kickers,
Punters

Defensive Backs

5
3

Inside Linebackers Running Backs

Quarterbacks
Outside Linebackers & Receivers

Home Team

Defensive Line Offensive Line

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GAME DAY GUIDELINES

PLAYER CONDUCT AT GAME TIME


1. The pre-game atmosphere in the locker room is a time to continue your focus on your plan to help
us win. You cannot be a distraction to others. No “horseplay” or loud talking in the locker room.
Talk softly and be thinking about the game.

2. Our “charge” onto the field at the beginning of the game and at halftime is a new tradition. Those
in back close ranks and stay with us. Do not saunter out. Show your intensity.

3. All players should stand along the boundary line during each kick-off. Shout encouragement to
your teammates. Sideline organization and discipline is essential.

4. Every player should wear his helmet or have it in his hand at all times. Be ready to go into the
game at a second’s notice. Do not throw your helmet on the ground in disgust at any time.

5. Watch the player playing your position. Learn from observation.

6. RUN ON and OFF the field, NEVER WALK. Never sit or lie down during a time out.

7. BE COURTEOUS TO ALL OFFICIALS. Only Coach Cole and designated coaches and captains
speak to officials. Address them as “Sir”.

8. Be sure you have on the official N.C.A.A. equipment. Keep your mouthpiece in your mouth.

9. No talking in the huddle.

10. At half time get all equipment repairs, etc., over with immediately and then quietly wait for your
coaches to meet with you.

11. DON’T TALK TO OPPONENTS DURING THE GAME. Come to play. Win the game, not the
argument.

12. Demonstrate sportsmanship, not intimidation. Bring GLORY to the team, not to self.

13. Players should rush to congratulate a teammate who has made a “big” play. Enthusiasm is
contagious. Pump us up.

14. Do not fight back! Do not attempt to break up a fight.

Be sharp in everything you do. Remember we have been working for months, weeks, and days for
this game that takes only sixty minutes. A sharp team will snap out of the huddle and run up to the
line of scrimmage every play.

Our sideline has become over-run with people; therefore, it must once again become a privilege and
not a right to be there. We will be instituting several measures to address this. Be sure you earn the
privilege to be there!

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TICKET POLICY

Player Comps
NCAA RULES

1. PERMISSIBLE PROCEDURES

16.2.1.1 INSTITUTIONAL CONTEST IN THE STUDENT-ATHLETE’S SPORT.


An institution may provide four complimentary admissions per home or away contest to
a student-athlete in the sport in which the individual participates (either practices or
competes), regardless of whether the student-athlete competes in the contest.

16.2.1.2 ISSUANCE PROCEDURES. Complimentary tickets shall be distributed only to persons


designated by the student-athlete who have identified themselves and signed a receipt
therefor.

2. NON PERMISSIBLE PROCEDURES

16.2.2.1 SALE OF COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONS. A student-athlete may not receive


payment from any source for his or her complimentary admissions and may not
exchange or assign them for any item of value.

16.2.2.2 PAYMENT TO A THIRD PARTY. Individuals designated by the student-athlete to


receive complimentary admissions are not permitted to receive any type of payment for
these admissions or to exchange or assign them for any type of value. Receipt of
payment for complimentary admissions by such designated individuals is prohibited and
considered an extra benefit not available to the general student body, which would render
the student-athlete ineligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.

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TICKET POLICY

FOOTBALL PLAYER COMP TICKETS PROCEDURE


1. The sign-up sheet will be available beginning on Wednesday morning. Sign up during
the week must be completed by Friday at 6:00 p.m. Coach Guess is in charge and you
must see him for any ticket information. No changes or additions can be made after
these deadlines unless signed for by Coach Cole.

2. Players will receive four (4) comp tickets for each home game. Please be careful to sign
your name and clearly print the names of those who are to receive the tickets in order to
avoid confusion at the gate on game day. If print is illegible, comp tickets will not be
processed.

3. For home games, tickets will be distributed at the pass gate of the home contest.

4. Individuals picking up comp tickets must show proper identification (Driver’s License,
Student I.D., etc) and sign for the tickets.

5. No hard tickets will be issued. A stub will be given to the individual for entrance to the
Stadium and they must immediately enter the Stadium.

NOTE: Additional season tickets may be acquired for parents and friends of the Dragon
Football Family by becoming a member of the Dragon Football Association.
As a DFA member, you family or friends are given two (2) or four (4) season
tickets to home football contests, based on what level of the DFA they join.

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TEAM TRAVEL RULES AND REGULATIONS


TU Dragons – meaning and believing in CLASS – intelligence, physical appearance and honesty will
present this CLASS IMAGE on the road as we travel for games.

DRESS

1. Wear your TU Adidas polo shirt, TU Adidas running suit, running shoes, and TU issued hat.
A. Be well groomed. Clean-shaven, etc.
B. Do not wear bandanas or excessive amounts of jewelry.

ITINERARY:

Keep your travel itinerary with you at all times – be early for all obligations.

TEAM MEAL

1. Sit with your coach or in your assigned area.

2. Talk is to be a conversational tone. Do Not Speak Loud.

3. Have a good meal, but do not over do it. Eat what you take.

BUS TRAVEL

1. The bus will leave on time. You should be at the departure location 15 minutes prior to scheduled
departure.

2. The first two rows behind the bus driver is reserved for the Coaches.

3. Keep the noise on the bus to a minimum, conversational tone.

4. When you leave the bus, make sure all of your belongings are with you.

5. Do not leave garbage on the bus.

6. Headphones allowable – reasonable volume.

7. All players are to travel to and from the games with the squad. If you would like to travel home
with a member of your immediate family, your family member must see Coach Walendzak prior
to the departure.

AIR TRAVEL

In Airport or Plane – No discussion of guns, bombs, etc (not even jokingly)

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MOTEL

1. Stay in your assigned room only. No visitors are permitted.

2. Any problems with your room – see your coach.

3. Dress appropriately at all times.


A. When going to be taped on Saturday morning you must:
1. Go to be taped when the itinerary dictates for you to do so. Don’t stay in bed.
2. You must wear shoes.
3. Wear a Decent Shirt – No Torn Tee Shirts
4. Wear either long pants or nice shorts
a. No Short – Shorts
b. No Cuts-Offs
c. Absolutely no skivvies.

4. Stay out of places you should not be.


A. Hotel Lounge – OFF LIMITS
B. Restaurant – OFF LIMITS
C. Swimming Pool – OFF LIMITS

5. There is No reason for you to use the telephone – Do Not Use It. This includes incoming calls.
Stay off the phone. The hotel keeps a record of phone calls.

6. Do not use pay television! You will be held financially responsible.

7. Do not diminish your character by stealing anything form the hotel. Your character cannot be
stolen. YOU can only give it away.

Traveling as a member of the TU Football Family is a privilege. Wherever you are, you must
remember that not only do you represent yourself, but our football program, our institution and your
family as well. Act accordingly.

We the TU DRAGONS are making our statement – We are the CLASS of college football.

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University of Findlay
August 27

Trip Summary

• We will pack the bus, do walk-thrus and eat pre-game meal on campus before departing from
Tiffin via charter bus Saturday afternoon.
• After we beat the Oilers we will have Subway deliver our post game meal.

Itinerary

Saturday, August 30
(All Times are EST)

2:00 p.m. Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus


2:15 p.m. Walk-Thrus
2:45 p.m. Bus
3:00 p.m. Pre Game Meal
3:45 p.m. Church
4:00 p.m. Bus
4:45 p.m. Arrive
4:50 p.m. Tape and Dress
6:08 p.m. Specialists Out
7:00 p.m. Beat Findlay
10:00 p.m. Shower/Visit Family
10:20 p.m. Eat post game meal at Stadium
10:30 p.m. Depart for Tiffin
11:15 p.m. Arrive in Tiffin, Ohio

Directions

Tiffin to Findlay:
-Take 224 West to Findlay, OH
-This will turn into Tiffin Avenue and make a left onto Main Street
-Then make a right onto West Main Street
-Findlay High School will be on your left and Donnell Stadium is behind the high school

Findlay to Tiffin:
-Take West Main Street to Main Street
-Make a left onto Main Street to Tiffin Avenue
-Tiffin Avenue will turn into 224 East
-Take 224 East to Tiffin, OH

Accommodations

Subway
419-425-2975

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Edinboro University
September 16-17

Trip Summary

• We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon.
• We will then proceed to the Holiday Inn Downtown in Erie, Pennsylvania where we will
check into our hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings.
• We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium.
• After we beat the Scots, Subway deliver our post game meal.

Itinerary
Friday, September 16 Saturday, September 17
(All Times are EST) (All Times are EST)

12:30 p.m. Eat Lunch on your own 8:00 a.m. Wake Up


1:30 p.m. Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus 8:45 a.m. Church
1:45 p.m. Walk-thrus 9:00 a.m. Pre Game Meal
2:30 p.m. Depart for Erie 9:50 a.m. Walk-thrus
6:30 p.m. Eat Dinner at Hotel 10:20 a.m. Travel to Stadium
7:30 p.m. Check in Hotel 10:55 a.m. Arrive
8:00 p.m. Free Time 11:25 a.m. Tape and Dress
9:00 p.m. Unit Meetings 12:08 p.m. Specialists Out
11:00 p.m. Bed Check 1:00 p.m. Beat Edinboro
4:00 p.m. Shower/Visit Family
4:15 p.m. Eat Subway
4:45 p.m. Depart
8:00 p.m. Arrive in Tiffin, OH

Accommodations

Ramada Inn
18 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 456-2961
Contact Person: Norm

Subway
814-734-1159

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Directions

Tiffin to Erie:
-53 North to Ohio Turnpike East (I-90)
-Take I-90/I-71South/SR 176 South exit, exit number 170 B, towards Cleveland/Columbus
-Take the I-90 East exit on the left towards Erie, PA
-Take I-90 all the way to Pennsylvania
-Take US-19/Peach Street Exit, exit number 24, towards Waterford
-The Holiday Inn Downtown is at the corner of 18th and Peach Streets

Hotel to Edinboro:
-Take US-19 N/Peach Street toward Oliver Road
-Take I-90 W via the ramp on the left
-Take I-79 South via exit number 22A toward Pittsburgh
-Take the US-6N exit, exit number 166, towards Edinboro/Albion
-Turn Left onto US-6N E.
-Turn Right onto PA-99/Erie Street
-Turn left onto Waterford Street

Edinboro to Tiffin:
-Take Peach Street to US-19
-Take I-90 West to Ohio
-Take the I271 S exit, Exit number 190, on the left toward Chagrin Blvd/Columbus
-Merge onto I-271 Express Lane South
-Take the I-480 West exit on the left toward I-480 West/I-480/Toledo
-Merge onto US-422 West
-US-422 West becomes I-480 West
-Merge onto I-80 West toward Toledo
-Take the OH-53 South Exit, exit number 91/6 toward Fremont
-Merge onto OH-53
-Merge onto US-6 West
-Stay straight to go onto OH-53 South
-Turn Right onto Miami Street in Tiffin, OH

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Seton Hill
October 7-8

Trip Summary

• We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon.
• We will then proceed to the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where we will
check into our hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings.
• We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium.
• After we beat the Griffins, we will eat dinner at on their campus dining hall.

Itinerary
Friday, October 7 Saturday, October 8
(All Times are EST) (All Times are EST)

12:00 noon Eat Lunch on your own 8:40 a.m. Wake Up


1:00 p.m. Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus 9:10 a.m. Church
1:15 p.m. Walk-thrus 9:30 a.m. Pre-Game Meal
1:45 p.m. Depart for Greensburg 10:30 a.m. Walk-thrus
6:30 p.m. Eat Dinner at Hotel 11:15 a.m. Travel to Stadium
7:30 p.m. Check in Hotel 11:45 a.m. Arrive
8:00 p.m. Free Time 12:25 a.m. Tape and Dress
9:00 p.m. Unit Meetings 1:08 p.m. Specialists Out
11:00 p.m. Bed Check 2:00 p.m. Beat Seton Hill
5:00 p.m. Shower/Visit Family
5:20 p.m. Eat at Seton Hill
6:05 p.m. Depart
10:20 p.m. Arrive in Tiffin, OH

Accommodations

Four Points Sheraton


100 Sheraton Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 836-6060
Contact Person: Patti

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Directions

Tiffin to Greensburg:
-53 North to Ohio Turnpike East (I-80).
-Merge onto I-76 East via the exit on the left.
-Merge onto US-30 East via Exit 67 toward Greensburg.
-Make a U-Turn at Old Route 30 onto US-30 W/E Pittsburgh Street
-Turn right onto Sheraton Drive
-End at 100 Sheraton Drive

Four Points Sheraton to Seton Hill:


-Go to the Bottom of the hill
-Make a Right on 230 Route 30 West
-Go 1/8 of a mile and Route 30 bears to the left
-Stay in the Right hand lane and go to the downtown business district
-Go to Eckard Drug and make a left
-The Stadium is behind Eckard Drug

Seton Hill to Tiffin:


-Merge onto Route 30 and Go West
-Merge onto I-76 West
-Take I-90 West to Ohio
-Take the I-271 S exit, Exit number 190, on the left toward Chagrin Blvd/Columbus
-Merge onto I-271 Express Lane South
-Take the I-480 West exit on the left toward I-480 West/I-480/Toledo
-Merge onto US-422 West
-US-422 West becomes I-480 West
-Merge onto I-80 West toward Toledo
-Take the OH-53 South Exit, exit number 91/6 toward Fremont
-Merge onto OH-53
-Merge onto US-6 West
-Stay straight to go onto OH-53 South
-Turn Right onto Miami Street in Tiffin, OH

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St. Joseph’s
October 14-15

Trip Summary

• We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon.
• We will then proceed to the Best Western in Monticello, Indiana where we will check into
our hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings.
• We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium.
• After we beat St. Joseph’s, we will eat Subway before we depart.

Itinerary
Friday, October 14 Saturday, October 15
(All Times are EST) (All Times are EST)

12:00 noon Eat Lunch on your own 8:00 a.m. Wake Up


12:45 p.m. Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus 8:45 a.m. Church
1:00 p.m. Walk-thrus 9:00 a.m. Pre-game Meal
1:30 p.m. Depart for Monticello 9:45 a.m. Walk-thrus
6:30 p.m. Eat Dinner at Hotel 10:15 a.m. Travel to Stadium
7:30 p.m. Check in Hotel 10:55 a.m. Arrive
8:00 p.m. Free Time 11:25 a.m. Tape and Dress
9:00 p.m. Unit Meetings 12:08 p.m. Specialists Out
11:00 p.m. Bed Check 1:00 p.m. Beat St. Joseph’s
4:00 p.m. Shower/Visit Family
4:20 p.m. Eat at Subway
4:40 p.m. Depart
9:45 p.m. Arrive in Tiffin, OH

Accommodations

Best Western
Brandywine Inn & Suites
728 South 6th Street
Monticello, IN 47960
(574) 583-6333
Contact Person: Ryan

Subway
219-866-8897

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Directions
Directions to Monticello:
-Take Miami Street to Route 53
-Turn Right onto Route 53
-Turn Right onto West Perry Street and continue to Follow Route 18
-Stay straight and go to US-224
-Turn Left onto OH-12/North Main Street
-Turn Right onto West Main Cross Street/OH-12
-Merge onto I-75 South via ramp on the left
-Take Exit 135 toward US-30/Delphos/Beaverdam
-Turn Left onto East Lincoln Highway
-Merge onto US-30 West
-Merge onto I-469 South
-Merge onto I-69 South via Exit 0A toward Indianapolis
-Take the US-224 Exit (Exit 86) toward Markle/Huntington
-Turn Right onto US-224 West/East Markle Road, continue to follow US-224 West
-Turn Left onto East Park Drive/US-224/US-24/IN-5/IN-37
-Turn Right onto US-224/IN-5/North Jefferson Street, continue to follow IN-5/North Jefferson Street.
-Turn Left onto West Illinois Road/US-24 West/IN-9 South
-Turn Right onto Wabash Road/US-24 West, continue to follow US-24 West
-Turn Right onto US-35/US-24 West.
-Take the US-35 North Ramp
-Turn Slight Right onto US-35 North/ US-24 West/ Logansport Bypass, continue to follow US-35
North / US-24 West
-Take the US-24 Ramp toward Logansport/Monticello
-Merge onto US-24 BR West toward Monticello
-US-24 BR West becomes US-24 West
-Turn Slight Left onto North Railroad Street/US-24 West
-Turn Right onto US-421/US-24/West Broadway Street
-Turn Right onto South 6th Street and go .6 miles to the Hotel

Monticello to St. Joseph’s:


-Start out going South on North 6th Street toward Hanawalt Street
-Turn Right onto US-421/US-24/West Broadway Street, continue to follow US-24
-Merge onto I-65 North
-Take the US-231 Exit (Exit 205) Toward Remington/Rensselaer
-Turn Right onto US 231/South College Avenue
-St. Joseph’s College will be on the left off of US 231

St. Joseph’s College to Tiffin:


-Start out going South on US-231/South College Avenue toward West 1200 South
-Merge onto I-65 North
-Merge onto I-80 East/I-94 east via exit 259B toward Toledo/Detroit
-Merge onto I’80 East/I-90 East via Exit 16 toward Ohio
-Merge onto OH-53 South via exit 91/6 toward Fremont
-Turn Right onto Miami Street

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Morehead State University


October 28-29

Trip Summary

• We will depart form Tiffin via two charter buses Friday afternoon.
• We will then proceed to the Ramada Inn in Morehead, KY where we will check into our
hotel, eat dinner, and conduct our regular Friday meetings.
• We will eat our pre-game meal and conduct walk-thrus prior to departing for the stadium.
• After we beat the Eagles, we will eat Subway before we depart.
Itinerary
Friday, October 28 Saturday, October 29
(All Times are EST) (All Times are EST)

11:30 p.m. Eat Lunch on your own 8:00 a.m. Wake Up


12:00 noon Arrive at Locker Room, Pack Bus 8:45 a.m. Church
12:15 p.m. Walk-thrus 9:00 a.m. Pre Game Meal
12:45 p.m. Depart for Morehead 9:50 a.m. Walk-thrus
6:30 p.m. Eat Dinner at Hotel 10:30 a.m. Travel to Stadium
7:30 p.m. Check in Hotel 10:55 a.m. Arrive
8:00 p.m. Free Time 11:25 a.m. Tape and Dress
9:00 p.m. Unit Meetings 12:08 p.m. Specialists Out
11:00 p.m. Bed Check 1:00 p.m. Beat Morehead State
4:00 p.m. Shower/Visit Family
4:15 p.m. Eat Subway
4:45 p.m. Depart
9:45 p.m. Arrive in Tiffin, OH

Accommodations

Ramada Inn
1698 Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 784-7591
Contact Person: Sandy

Subway
606-784-7002

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Directions
Tiffin to Ramada Inn in Morehead:
-Start out going SOUTHEAST on MIAMI ST toward OH-53 / S SANDUSKY ST
- Turn RIGHT onto OH-53 / S SANDUSKY ST. Continue to follow OH-53
- Merge onto US-23 S via the ramp on the LEFT
- Merge onto I-270 W toward INDIANAPOLIS
- Merge onto OH-315 S via EXIT 22 toward COLUMBUS
- OH-315 S becomes I-71 S
- Merge onto I-270 E via EXIT 101 toward US-23 / WHEELING
- Merge onto US-23 S via EXIT 52 toward CIRCLEVILLE
- Merge onto US-23 S toward PORTSMOUTH
- Turn LEFT onto US-52 E / 11TH ST. Continue to follow US-52 E
- Turn SLIGHT LEFT toward ASHLAND KY
- Turn RIGHT onto US-60 W
- Turn RIGHT onto US-60
- Merge onto I-64 W
- Take the KY-32 exit- EXIT 137- toward MOREHEAD / FLEMINGSBURG
- Turn LEFT onto KY-32 S
- Make a U-TURN at PENCE BRANCH RD onto KY-32 N
- End at 1698 Flemingsburg Rd

Ramada Inn to Morehead State University:


-Start out going NORTH on KY-32 N toward FOREST HILL DR.
-Make a U-TURN at FOREST HILL DR onto KY-32 S
-Turn LEFT onto UNIVERSITY BLVD.
-Turn RIGHT onto EARLE CLEMENTS DR / EVANS BRANCH RD.
-Stadium is straight ahead

Morehead, KY to Tiffin University:


-Start out going NORTH on KY-32 N toward CRAYTON JACKSON LN / DIVIDE HILLS DR.
-Merge onto I-64 East
-Take the US-60 exit- EXIT 181
-Turn LEFT onto US-60
-Turn LEFT onto US-60 E
-Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto US-52 W
-Turn RIGHT onto US-23 N / GAY ST. Continue to follow US-23 N.
-Merge onto I-270 W toward I-71 / COLUMBUS
-Merge onto I-71 N via EXIT 55 toward COLUMBUS
-Take OH-315 N toward DAYTON
-Merge onto I-270 E toward CLEVELAND
-Merge onto US-23 N via EXIT 23 toward DELAWARE
-Take the OH-53 / OH-67 ramp toward UPPER SANDUSKY / TIFFIN.
-Turn RIGHT onto OH-53 / OH-67 / OH-53 N. Continue to follow OH-53
-Turn LEFT onto MIAMI ST

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FIVE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUCCESS


Over the years, college football has evolved from the now outlawed “flying wedge” kick-off return,
the “Single Wing” offensive formation and the “Straight 50” defense to the “Double Wall Return”, the
“West Coast Offense” and “Zone Blitzes” and back again. Also, players have changed from two-way
all around players to run down only backs and pass rush specialists. However, there are a few things
that haven’t changed in over 100 years of college football. They are and forever will be the building
blocks of success.

The building blocks are:

BLOCKING AND TACKLING


The team that executes their blocking assignment the best and tackles the ball carrier
the best usually wins.

TURNOVERS
The team that has the best ball security and creates the most turnovers almost always
wins.

PENALTIES
The team that has fewest penalties and doesn’t hurt itself has a much better chance of
winning.

SPECIAL TEAMS
The team that wins the field position battle via a good kicking game puts itself in a
great position to win.

BIG PLAYS
The team that makes the earning of every inch a chore for the opposing offense and
scores with big plays can turn the tides in a game versus an evenly matched opponent.

All of these building blocks can be attributed to one attainable characteristic, one virtue that we must
strive to achieve. That key to our success is

DISCIPLINE

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DISCIPLINE IS WHAT YOU DO WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING! IT’S BEING


CONSIDERATE OF THE OTHER PERSON. HAVING GOOD PERSONAL HABITS.
YOU ARE POLITE, ON TIME, TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS WITH PRIDE.
WE MUST BE DISCIPLINED AS INDIVIDUALS FIRST, AND THEN AS A TEAM

A DISCIPLINED PLAYER:

1. Knows the importance of BEING ON TIME.

2. Hard work in practice has taught him the value of regular hours and good training habits.

3. Has learned that the TEAM comes before himself. This strengthens his character as he is
sometimes called upon to sacrifice for others.

4. Has learned to take orders; in taking orders he learns how to give them.

5. Knows discipline is the essence of every successful organization; as a member of the team,
he understands the need for it.

6. Has learned that many of these things establish a degree of self-discipline.

A DISCIPLINED FOOTBALL TEAM:

1. Doesn’t beat itself by mistakes.

2. Keeps penalties to a minimum.

3. Is always ready to play – INTENSITY.

4. Has the guts to come back from behind.

5. Rises above adversity.

6. Never, never quits.

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DISCIPLINE ISSUES

Once training camp begins, the following discipline outline will be enacted. To be fair, we want you
to know exactly what you will encounter if you violate team rules. Any violations will be cause for
punishment at the discretion of the position coach or Head Coach.

1. Procedures
• The Head Coach and Position Coaches will be responsible for establishing what is a
violation of team rules or policy. Position coaches will be responsible for executing
punishments.
• If a player has been in trouble often, the player in question will have a conference with his
position coach and Coach Cole to discuss the situation. Coach Cole will then decide
what course of action will be followed. Possible outcomes include team service,
conditioning punishment, suspension, or dismissal.

2. Meetings, Practice, Weight Lifting and Morning Conditioning


• Any conflicts with a meeting or practice session must be dealt with three (3) days prior to
the obligation with your position coach.
• If a last minute and unavoidable circumstance arises where you will be late for an
obligation you must make a phone call to the football office prior to the beginning of the
obligation to notify the coaching staff that you are on your way but you will be late.
Habitual informed tardiness will eventually be dealt with as an offense and you will be
punished.
• If you are late or absent for an obligation without permission you will be punished for
your decision to act irresponsibly.

3. Study Table, Learning Center Appointments, and Individual Study Sessions


• Any conflicts with study table or a learning center appointment must be dealt with three
(3) days prior to the meeting with your position coach.
• If a last minute and unavoidable circumstance arises where you will be late for an
academic obligation you must make a phone call to the football office prior to the
beginning of the obligation to notify the coaching staff that you are on your way but you
will be late. Habitual informed tardiness will eventually be dealt with as an offense and
you will be punished.
• If you are late or absent for an academic obligation without permission you will be
punished for your decision to act irresponsibly.

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4. Other Items
There are several behavior problems that have become disciplinary issues in the past. Special
attention will the paid to the following behaviors to ensure that all team members are adhering
to team policy.

a) Game Day Attire – All players should be dressed in the Adidas gear that has been issued
for game day. Shirts should be tucked in, pants should be pulled up, and running shoes or
sandals should be worn.

b) Game Uniform – All players should be dressed according to NCAA rules. Players are to
wear game socks that are issued. Jerseys are not to be taped up. Shoes are not to be
covered with a pair of game socks.

c) Walk-throughs – Players are expected to be quiet during walk-throughs. If you are not
involved in the drill you should be off to the side, paying attention, with your mouth
closed. Horseplay and “grab-ass” will result in your removal from the practice.

d) Meeting Rooms – All players should sit up, be attentive, and should not litter the floor
with garbage, pre-wrap, or tape.

e) Parking – All players should park in designated parking area, within the yellow lines.
Parking is not permitted on the grass in front of the locker room. If you park illegally and
your car is being ticked or towed during the meeting and you chose to leave the meeting
room you will be counted as being absent from the meeting.

f) Transportation – Players should not ride in the back of pick-up trucks on the way to or
from practice. It is dangerous and against the law. Players should obey speed limits on
the driveway at the practice facility and should utilize a reasonable minimum speed.

g) Practice Gear – Appropriate practice gear must be worn at all time. Socks should be white
as issued by equipment manager. Do not wear socks, sweat pants, or running tights that
are colors other than what is assigned to be worn.

h) T-shirts/shorts, sweats, and Equipment – Respect the belongings of other people and do
not “borrow”, steal, or use another person’s belongings without their permission.

i) Pre-practice – Players are expected to be fully dressed and ready to go when the pre-
practice period begins.

j) Tobacco Products – It is an NCAA violation to consume tobacco products during any


Tiffin University Athletic Department function. In addition it is against Tiffin University
policy to use tobacco on any institution-owned property. Adherence to these rules will be
strictly enforced.

k) Profanity – Players and coaches should utilize appropriate and acceptable language at all
times. Loud, profane, excessive, and offensive language will not be tolerated. Racial slurs
between members of the same minority groups are viewed as offensive as racial slurs from
members of different ethnic backgrounds, and therefore will not be tolerated.

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l) Salutations – Treat coaches, administration, faculty, and staff with respect. Do not address
individuals by their last name without a salutation. Address coaches as “Coach”, faculty
as “Professor” or “Doctor”, and administrators as “Doctor”, “Mr.”, or “Ms.”

m) Study Table- Study table is a structured quite time to read, study, or do homework. Do not
ask to go to the library, work on the computer, or get together with a work group. Those
activities should be planned on your own time. If you don’t like this arrangement the only
way to avoid it is to get better grades and get off of study table.

n) Treatment – You are not excused from any football obligation due to an injury or illness
until you have seen the trainer. Do not miss an obligation based on a self-diagnosed
malady. See the trainer as soon as you feel ill or that you are injured.

5. Punishment
• First Offense – Individual early morning workout with position coach. Minimum duration
20 minutes.
• Second Offense – Individual early morning workout with position coach. Minimum
duration 40 minutes.
• Third Offense – Individual early morning workout with position coach. Minimum
duration 60 minutes.

6. Disclaimer
• Being a part of this team is a privilege, not a right.
• Tiffin University Administration and the Head Football Coach
reserve the right to remove that privilege at any time over any
discipline issue.

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TEAM SPIRIT

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY FIGHT SONG


AND ALMA MATER

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY FIGHT SONG

We are the Tiffin Dragons, and we’re out to win;


We have an old tradition to which we owe our kin;
The Green and Gold will battle ‘til victory rings through;
We always stand behind our team from old TU.

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY ALMA MATER

‘Tis the place where I have grown, where my heart resides.


Green and Gold I long for you, You’re my Tiffin pride.
You’re my Tiffin University, You’re my Tiffin home!

Every where that I shall go, there you shall be,


Leading us in life’s parade, All this due to thee!
You’re my Tiffin University, You’re my Tiffin home!

Memories we’ll keep of you as our lives move on,


While your spirit points the way, Onward to the dawn!
You’re my Tiffin University, You’re my Tiffin home

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