Cannoneer Football 2018

Letter from Coach Hoefer

Dear Watervliet Football Player & Parent/Guardian:

I would like to take this opportunity to convey our coaching staff’s enthusiasm for the 2018 Football Season. Our off-season has been a great success so far due largely to the support from our parents and the commitment from our student athletes. With that being said, as the summer approaches it is now the most critical portion of our off-season.

A major emphasis for our program and the success we strive to continue to achieve is communication. If you have not already done so, please EMAIL your son’s coach so you can be added to our distribution list. Please also include a parent phone number to contact in case of any issues that may arise. Email addresses are included on the last page.

Football is a demanding sport both during the season and in the off-season. At Watervliet, we will expect the best from your child in preparation for this upcoming season. Strength training, conditioning sessions and football camps are all ways that we can improve both individually and as a team. Our strength training sessions benefit far more than just physical strength gains. We feel the greater achievements are developing the mental toughness of our athletes and the building of their self-confidence. We expect our players to train at the high school fitness center over the summer with their teammates. They may work out at public gyms on days where they do not have an obligation to their teammates.

The summer is not a time to focus exclusively on football, we understand that. We know your child has family obligations, vacations (July being the best time for vacation), and involvement in other sports. These are all very much encouraged by our coaching staff. We would just ask that you contact your son’s coach to let them know if he will be missing an extended period of time. Communication is a critical component of our program and it cannot start early enough.

If you have any questions regarding football at Watervliet please do not hesitate to contact myself or another coach. We are here for your child and will do anything in our power to make his football experience a positive and memorable one.

Brian Hoefer
Head Football Coach
Watervliet High School

** Watervliet Football Important Summer Dates **

  • July 16, 18, 23, 25 – Pre-Camp Skills Training – Open Turf
    6:00 p.m. High School Turf
  • July 16 – 2nd Equipment Handout – 4:30pm Watervliet HS
    Equipment handout for all players attending camp, and who has not yet received equipment.
  • July 30 – August 3 – JV/Varsity (Grades 9-12) Team Camp – 5-7:30pm at Shaker HS
    Cost $45
  • August TBA – Free Fall Sports Physicals – Watervliet HS
    All Players need an updated physical to play football.
  • August 13 – JV/Varsity Practice Start Date (9th – 12th Grades) – 3-7:45pm – Watervliet HS
  • August 13 – August 24 – “Accel” Discount Card Fundraiser
  • August 20 – Modified Sign-Up Meeting- 5pm (WHS Cafe)
  • August 25 – JV and Varsity Scrimmage – TBA

Email Addresses:

Coach Hoefer (JV/Varsity) –

Coach Whited (Modified) –