Equipment Turn in for 2017 Season

Who: All football players

What: All football equipment signed out from Berkeley Middle School

When: Equipment turn in will take place this week on Thursday the 2nd of November, Friday the 3rd of November and next week on Monday the 6th of November and Tuesday the 7th of November from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Where: At the equipment room at the back of the boys locker room in the gym.

Why: To account for and collect all equipment that belongs to BMS Football program.

Special Instructions: It is a first come first serve process. Players will line up and turn their equipment in. To avoid the loss and theft of equipment similar to that which took place three seasons ago, we will have these four times set aside for the turn in of the team’s equipment. These are the only authorized times and places of turn in. Players may NOT leave items at the office, with AD or any other means of drop off. If there is an extraordinary circumstance that precludes a player from meeting these times, please contact Coach Mingo immediately to work on other arrangements. Don’t wait until the last minute to get this done!

All equipment cleaning and laundering is the player’s responsibility and must be done prior to turn in. Football pants that the knee and thigh pads are removable will be removed prior to laundering and will not be put back in pants, but turned in as separate items. Pants with self-contained pads that are sewn in can be washed with pads in. Belts that are removable from pants must be pulled out and turned in separately. Helmets will be cleaned outside, inside and free of all dirt and debris. All decals (bulldog side logos, center stripe, numbers, dog bones and American flag) can be removed if the player wants to keep them as a memento or simply leave stuck to the helmet. Loose items (jerseys, pants, girdles, pads, belts, etc.) will be placed in a bag (paper or plastic) while helmet and shoulder pads can be carried for turned in.

If any items are determined to be missing, the player/parent/guardian will be held financially responsible for the lost/misplaced equipment. Payment details will be given to the player at the time of turn in. If there are any items determined to be dirty or un-cleaned at the time of turn in, the player will be dismissed with all equipment and given time to clean it and turn in at a later time. If the item can be cleaned that same day within the hours prescribed above, the player may return. There will be no partial turn-ins for dirty equipment. For lost items, players may turn in what they have and the equipment receipt will be updated for what is still unaccounted for.

Failure to turn in all equipment clean or make payment for missing items within the time line described above will result in the player not being invited/allowed to participate in the end of season banquet (info below). Again, these measures are in place to avoid a repeat of the 2014 end of the season activities that included the loss/theft of over $2000. 00 worth of equipment.

Again, please contact Coach Mingo if you have any  questions or concerns whatsoever with any of the info contained above.


Your Bulldog Coaching Staff

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Berkeley Bulldog Football Mantra
Playing football for Berkeley Middle School is a privilege, and as such the opportunity to be a member of the team is in the hands of each and every player. You must bring the combination of will, skill and attitude to the field every day. Hard work, disciplined actions and a commitment to the program will result in guaranteed success. In the end, we will enjoy a sense of pride in our team, each other, our community and our entire school. The fall 2017 season is a another chance to build upon past season's successes that Bulldog football players showed both on and off the field.
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