Watauga High Football (WTW GPE TBM)
TEAM FOCUS football off-season is currently in progress!
BE A PART OF THE PROCESS!
** New players can see Coach Habich (Rm 1119/weight room) if they want to be added to the 2023 football New Recruit list.
** The 2023-24 Football Calendar is posted! **
Watauga Football 2023-24 Calendar link (Click)
Pioneer Football 2023 Events (Click to View)
2023 & 2024 Summer Planning. (Here are the NCHSAA dead periods for both summers)
When are the two summer dead periods for the 2023-24 school year?
(Class of 2024, 2025, 2026, & 2027)
Dead Period #1: July 3 through July 9, 2023
Dead Period #2: July 17 through July 23, 2023
When are the two summer dead periods for the 2024-25 school year?
(Class of 2025, 2026, 2027, & 2028)
Dead Period #1 July 1- July 7, 2024
Dead Period #2 July 15-21, 2024
2023 College Football Commitment Celebration PowerPoint (Click)
Congratulations to Will Curtis, Carlton Horine, Isaiah Shirley, Trey Thompson, Cole Horine, & Levi Temple! Go, Pioneers!
2022 Varsity Football Highlight Video Link (Click)
(Video Produced by Watauga 10)
College Football Recruiting & NCAA Eligibility Information
A Guide to assist the high school student-athlete with exposure, recruitment, and college selection
Stay Communicated with Watauga Football
HUDL Email/Text: All players should have a HUDL account
The Watauga Way
A Watauga High Football Player understands he has to show up consistently, he has to show up with a great coachable attitude, he has to do it with a burning desire to be successful, he has to be willing to pay the price, and he has to have integrity and discipline. If he does do those things, if he has those things, he will be successful and the team will be successful.
"Watauga Way" 5 Core Values
Watauga High School Football
We want to reach our full potential as a team while representing our team, school, and community in a positive way both on and off the field.
Be a team-oriented football team that is extremely disciplined and plays fundamentally sound football with great energy.
The three acronyms we will use to describe our team culture are:
WTW: Work To Win GPE: Give Perfect Effort TBM: Team Before Me
People ask what it takes to turn a team into a championship-caliber team?
There is no magic formula. Hard work, discipline, perseverance, teamwork, and trust win more often than they lose.
We are going to have to play fundamentally sound in all areas of the football game. Examples are carrying the football correctly, blocking and tackling more effectively, and protecting the football. We are going to have to play smarter and we are not going to tolerate players who like to “do their own thing”. We will need to eliminate missed assignments. I want smart, disciplined, and effort-play from all of us, including practices and other team activities. One of the things we will need to do is strive for excellence and perfection. We will help you do this as long as you remain coachable and have the right TEAM attitude.
We will not tolerate players thinking just of themselves all the time. I believe in discipline. Discipline is not what you do to someone, but what you do for someone. It needs to be done out of love and care.
I want us all (players/coaches) to raise our expectations and strive for excellence and perfection. We, as a team, are going to practice strict loyalty and trust in one another. We are going to learn to be loyal to our team, coaches, and teammates.
"Life is not always a Fair Game" Article by DL Stewart
This is a must-read for every parent who has a child who plays on a team.
"Football Is More than a Game" Article by David Riggs
A good article for all players and parents to read.