We just completed 15 practices in a nineteen day stretch! Many players have grown through this difficult stretch. Our thanks go out to all of the players that gave things their best effort and to all of the parents that rolled up their sleeves and not only drove their own to practice, but did all they could do to serve others with rides. Special thanks go out to the Brown’s for opening their home to our team for our second annual team social. It was a needed breather!
We are entering our first week where we will have a scrimmage ending our week. Middle School will scrimmage at Prestonwood on Thursday, Junior Varsity will scrimmage Mexico on Friday at home. Monday September 1st we’ll review our game films in Carrollton at TACA headquarters. Watch the TACA website for details.
Monday will be uniform night. We will end practice a bit early to hand out uniforms to each player. It is up to each player to work out any issues with their uniform right there on the spot. Do not go home with the wrong size. On game day each player must wear plain white socks. We have a few pairs available as well as a few Dick’s cards available if needed.
This week begins with practice as usual in Richardson. It will conclude with MS playing at Prestonwood on Thursday and JV playing at home against Mexico on Friday. NEXT Monday we will be reviewing films and working out at TACA headquarters. From there forward MS & JV will play at the same place on the same day. Details to follow.
God Bless you all for making such sacrifices to pour into the lives and development of these young men and ladies!
"A team where home-schooled and private schooled young men can learn and play the game of football!"
Are you interested in creating a team under the TACA banner?
Please read "Principles of Fielding a TACA Team".
Five Great Reasons to Play Football @ TACA
1. Christ. We’re Christ- centered. However, just as Christ did, we would welcome anyone. Like Jesus with the Samaritan woman, we would seek to eliminate barriers and want everyone to know they’re special in the eyes of God. All we ask is for those not ready to join us in prayer, to be respectful at our times of worship.
2. Coaches. We are blessed with fantastic, teaching Coaches. These men are parents themselves, and mature family men that go to great lengths to teach from experience our young men about life lessons, and the game of Football. They have played the game at all levels, from the NFL down. A couple of our Coaches have children currently in college athletics. Speak to other TACA parents about what impacts these men have had in their son’s lives. Our Coaches are recognized and connected in the collegiate Football community. If the opportunity presents itself to help move athletes to the next level, they will do whatever they can to help your son move to the next level. Just one of our Coaches along with his two brothers received complete scholarships to Duke, The Naval Academy, and University of Virginia.
3. Course. We believe what James Dobson said from “Focus on the Family”. Our ONLY job as a parent is to work ourselves out of a job. We will treat your son’s as young men, not boys. Our desire is to help you-help them with their focus on worship, their interactions with their family, and their studies. When conflicts arise your son will approach his teammate or Coach face to face and seek a faith driven resolution.
4. Cost. Why would you want to buy a pile of equipment that won’t fit your son this time next year? Why spend $700-800.00 in registration fees? Our approach is simple. Our equipment is leased out free of charge and our registration fee is only $100.00! Our young men participate in a raffle ticket sale to raise about half of what’s needed, and we raise the rest in cooperative programs in the business community. Part of our job as parents is to make certain our young men are financially independent and responsible. For these lessons to take root, they cannot begin when they have finished high-school. Mom and Dad can’t always be the answer to their financial issues.
5. Competition. We’re good at the game of Football! We won’t always be a 9-0 team, but we’ll win games by being better conditioned, better coached, and better at understanding the game from every position possible. Whether we win or lose a Football game, we'll try to do it with humility and sportsmanship.
TACA FOOTBALL RETURNS AFTER A 9-0 SEASON!
ANNOUNCING ELEVEN MAN FOOTBALL FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & JV TEAMS FOR 2014
The "nuts and bolts" of TACA football - MS and JV teams forming for the 2014 season!
• We are a Christ Centered group organized to use athletics as an opportunity to spread the Gospel of Jesus.
• We are coached by a group of believers such as: former Pro Jason Wallace, Greig Altieri, John Connor, Curtis Tucker, and Jim Rooney.
• We are a competitive team that intentionally keeps our roster small so every player receives training and development at their skill level. We will coach each player where they are today and help them develop as athletes, young men, and warriors for their faith.
Who is eligible? Home-schooled or Private- schooled young men in 7th - 11th grade. Players cannot be 18 or an academic senior on September 1st 2014. Players will be on either the Middle School or Junior Varsity roster for the 2014 season. In 2015 TACA will join Varsity play.
Practice and Location Times: Our practice field is in Richardson. Location is:
Science, Technology and Engineering Magnet School Field 450 Abrams Road Richardson, TX 75081
between 6-8:00PM and focus on teamwork and conditioning.
Practice will begin with five days a week for three weeks of conditioning and fundamentals from 6:00PM to 8:00PM August 4th-22th Monday through Friday. After the initial three weeks, a typical week will be a film night in Carrollton on the Monday following the game, three days of practice in Richardson and a game on Fridays. Our first game will be the week ending August 29th or 30th. Our final game should end around Halloween. We have nine games currently scheduled.
Registration Fee: Our registration is sponsored, so the cost per player is only $100.00 for the season. Athletes will be required to participate in a fund raiser.
Equipment: All equipment (shoulder pads, uniforms, helmets) is top quality and owned by TACA. We lease this gear at "Zero-Net-Cost" to each player. A deposit check of $300 is required to secure the lease and will be returned when the equipment is checked in at the end of the season. Parents must provide a cup, cleats and mouthpiece. Additional safety gear (body armor, arm pads, horse collars, etc.) is not mandatory and would be purchased at the parent's discretion and cost.
Questions: Turk Akturk (Director of Athletic Development) 214-675-8740 or James Rooney @ 972 900 0176. You can view and print player/parent forms by clicking the FOOTBALL menu item at the top of this page.
A deposit check of $300 is required to secure the equipment lease. TACA will not deposit or cash these checks unless the equipment is not returned at the end of the season. Our desire is lower or eliminate as many "Barriers of entry" as possible.