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Spring Football Practices

 Who: All players interested in being part of the 2017 Tahoma Bears Football Program – next fall’s 9th -12 graders.

  • Current 9-11th graders (varsity & JV players): Practice begins Monday, June 12th.
    • Rising Seniors will be fitted for equipment at Tahoma HS on 3:00- 6:00, Tuesday, May 30th
    • Rising Juniors will be fitted for equipment at Tahoma HS on 3:00- 6:00, Wednesday, May 31st.
    • Rising Sophmores will be fitted for equipment at Tahoma HS on 3:00- 6:00, Thursday, June 1st.
    • For those who can’t make that date, we will fit all remaining players on Friday, June 9th from 3:00-5:00.
  • Current 8th graders (Freshman team): Practice begins Monday, June 12th.
    • Rising Freshman team players will be fitted for equipment at Tahoma HS on 10:00 - noon, Saturday, June 3rd
    • For those who can’t make that date, we will fit all remaining players on Friday, June 9th from 3:00-5:00.
  • All Players
    • All players must have been athletically cleared and have a "pink card" to receive equipment. We won’t start fitting players who arrive less than 30 minutes before the fitting that day is scheduled to end. Plan on at least 45 minutes to an hour to get your equipment issued.

What: The spring practice consist of three days of practice in shorts and helmets followed by padded full contact practices. Returning Varsity/JV level players (current 9-11th graders) will practice separately, but at the same time as next year’s freshman team (current 8th graders).

Where: All spring practices are held in Maxwell Stadium at Tahoma HS (future home of Maple View Middle School).

When: Practices are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (3:00-6:30 pm) from June 12th  until July 3rd . Spring Practice will culminate with a Team Football Camp at the University of Puget Sound (UPS) in Tacoma, WA from July 6th through July 9th. More information on camp and how to register can be found here.

The full spring (and summer) practice schedule can be found here.

Why: Spring practices are an opportunity to get a head start for next fall. They are not required but highly encouraged and an essential part of preparing for next season. If players plan on attending the UPS team camp this summer: 

  • Players are required by the WIAA to have at least 4 full-contact practices before participating in scrimmages against an opponent. Players attending UPS must have 3 days of practice without pads and 4 days with pads in order to scrimmage other teams at camp.
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