Spring/Summer Calendar for 2014


Calendar of Events

  • Off-Season Opportunities (now-end of school year)
    • Weight Room Open 2:50-4:15 pm  (M, T, W & Th)
    • Weight Room Open 6:30-7:15 am (M-W-F)
    • Blocking Club-Tuesday Mornings 6:30-7:15
    • Chalk Talk- Thursday Mornings 6:30-7:15


  • Summer Weights (June 2nd – August 7th) Monday thru Thursday
    • Freshmen-Seniors 7-10:30am


  •   April 2nd Team Meeting in Weight Room 7:00am


  • May 7th Team Meeting in Weight Room 7:00am
  • May 7th $20 Physical Night @ SM South 6-8pm in Rm. 000
  • May 21st-23rd Equipment Checkout for Sophomore-Senior. *Will be updated when school calendar is finalized.
  • May 27th Last Day of School for Students – !!Could change!!
  • May 27th – 30th Team Camp Prep/ 7 on 7 Practices * Will be updated when school calendar is finalized.


  • June 1st  Sunday  7 on 7 @ KU (varsity players only) ($10/player)
  • June 2nd Summer Weights Begins (Could change depending on teachers last work day)
  • June 4th-6th Team Camp at Pitt State ($150)(see camp form on SMS football website) (Sophomores-Seniors only)
  • June 4th-6th No weights for freshmen.
  • June 7th 7 on 7 vs. Center (varsity, JV, and Freshmen)
  • June 9th-11th Weights only 7-8:45 *Great week to plan a  family vacation
  • June 19th, 26th, and July 10th  Tuesday’s 7 on 7  10:00-noon @ SMS


  • July 7th – 10th Youth Camp 5:30-7:30pm (high school players help with camp)
  • SMS Team Camp:   Mon. July 14th –Thurs., July 17th5-8p,  Fri., July 18th 8-10am      *Thursday Night is Parent Night from 6:30-8pm
  • July 19th 7 on 7 @ Blue Valley High School Tournament (Varsity players only)             ($15/player)


Ra’Keim Abdul Selected for KS Shrine Bowl

Rock Mug


Raider Safety/Running Back Ra’Keim Abdul has been selected to play in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl. He will be playing for the East team. Ra’Keim is a three year starter at Free Safety and started at Running Back as a senior. He also was a major threat in the return game for the Raiders. Congrats Ra’Keim! Represent SM South!

Lift Off Night / Combine on March 11th

The Raider Football team will be hosting the annual combine in the Auxiliary Gym at SMS on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30 pm. The players are tested in 7 areas to measure their growth and improvement from last year. See the events list below. Please join us to cheer on the football players as they compete.

40-yard dash

The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It’s kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It’s all about speed, explosion and watching skilled athletes run great times. What the coaches are looking for is an explosion from a static start.

Vertical jump

The vertical jump is all about lower-body explosion and power. The athlete stands flat-footed and they measure his reach. The differential between the reach and the flag the athlete touches is his vertical jump measurement.

Pro Agility

The pro agility is a cone drill. What it tests is the athlete’s lateral quickness and explosion in short areas. The athlete starts in the three-point stance, explodes out 5 yards to his right, touches the line, goes back 10 yards to his left, left hand touches the line, pivot, and he returns 5 more yards and finishes.

Bench press

The bench press is a test of strength and endurance. The bench press tells the coaches how often the athlete visited the weight room. It shows off pure strength as well as muscular endurance.


The squat is a test of leg strength. Squatting is one of the most important lifts for football players because your legs are used every play. Multiple muscles in the leg are used when squatting. Players must get to parallel position in the squat for it to be successful.

Power Clean

The Power Clean is a lift to measure explosiveness and power in an athlete. The lift requires precise timing and quickness to execute. An improvement in the power clean is a good indication in improved athletic ability.

Height and Weight

Height and Weight are tested as measurables so that each athlete can see their physical growth. Some athletes are working to gain mass and others are working to lose fat and gain muscle. This is an opportunity to chart the athlete’s changes.

Class of 2014 Has 10 Sign to Play at the Next Level!!!

Signing Cake

10 Raider Seniors from the Class of 2014 signed in February to continue their playing careers at the college level. Congrats to these guys on a great accomplishment and best of luck in your futures.

Nick Oliver – Emporia State University                                                                                     Chase Allen – Central College (Iowa)                                                                                       Ra’Keim Abdul – Butler CC                                                                                                       Dametrius Berry – Hutchinson CC                                                                                           Dominique Berry – Hutchison CC                                                                                           Jawann Stennis – Hutchinson CC                                                                                           KJ Edwards – Highland CC                                                                                                     Rasheed Brady – Highland CC                                                                                                 Kendall McCoy – Highland CC                                                                                                 Ethan Kaplan – Highland CC




2013 All Sunflower League Team Announced

2013 All Sunflower League Team  – Click link to see team

Congrats to Nick Oliver on being selected 1st Team All League Tight End!

Congrats to Ra’Keim Abdul, Dametrius Berry, and Dominique Berry for being selected to the 2nd Team All League!

Also congrats to the following players for being selected to the Honorable Mention Team. Stephen Erickson, Rasheed Brady, Tyler Perdue, Ned Bingaman, Marcus Neal, Terry Adams, Trent Flagler, Chase Allen, Brendan Brooks, Kendall McCoy, Marshall Bland

Youth Winter and Spring Fitness and Football Camp

Youth Fitness and Football Camp

3rd-8th grade

(Sponsored by FCCJC)

 Camp Features: Students will develop by giving them a good base of fundamentals in Speed and Strength. The weight room will revolve around the philosophy that students will follow a specified workout with the total body being developed. The workout will be geared for speed in the athlete involved in any sport. The safety matters: spotting, proper lifting and running techniques, as well as proper training structure are covered with every student that walks through the door. Range of Motion will be critical. Because of the length of the camp the athlete will be more concerned with form and safety as opposed to strength gains during this camp. The sets and repetitions will depend on the age and experience of the student.

Students will be involved in football development as well. Fundamentals will be the focus of the time in camp. We will work on stance and technique for a variety of football positions including offense, defense, and special teams.

Session 1:   5:30-6:45pm   Monday Nights- Jan. 27th Feb. 3rd, 10th, and 24th March 3rd (no Feb. 17th due to President’s Day Holiday)

Session 2:  5:30-6:45pm   Monday Nights- March 31st April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Session 3:  5:30-6:45 pm   Monday and Wednesday Nights-  April 30th May 5th, 7th, 12th, 19th,  and 21st. (no May 14th due to Graduation)


Cost: $90 for 1 Session (this includes T-shirt and insurance)

$150 for 2 Sessions

$ 225 for All Sessions

Location: SM South High School Weight Room        Drop off/Pick up by Pool Entrance

Make checks payable to:                  FCCJC

 Mail to:                                                 Coach Lonergan

18667 W. 153rd Pl

Olathe, KS 66062

(Call Coach Lonergan 913-909-3622 w/ Questions)



The undersigned states that he/she understands that the Participant will engage in an athletic activity and that there is potential risk of injury. The undersigned has examined the potential risks, assumes said risks and understands and agrees that the camp staff, FCCJC,  AND SHAWNEE MISSION SCHOOLS, their members, employees, agents and representatives, are not and shall not be responsible or liable for any illness or injury to person or damage to property resulting from the activity in which the Participant is enrolling or being enrolled, and the participant and the undersigned, hereby forever release and hold harmless the camp staff, FCCJC, and SHAWNEE MISSION SCHOOLS, their members, agents and representatives, from any and all claims of any kind that the Participant, the undersigned, or their respective heirs, executors, administrators or assigns may have or claim to have resulting from participation in said activity.





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Purpose Statement

The Purpose for the SM South Football Program is to develop responsible leaders that will positively impact our world.

Purpose is the foundation for success. Having a defined purpose develops the work ethic and discipline that goes along with striving to achieve our purpose. When everyone within a program works together to achieve this purpose, then will great team and individual success follow.


13 Attributes to Serve our Purpose

1. Commitment – To our purpose and to being successful.

2. Self Discipline – Always do right!

3. Improve

4. No Self Limitations – Expect more of yourself.

5. Consistent Effort – Your absolute best every time. Lay it all on the line.

6. Enthusiasm – Be inspired. Have the time of your life.

7. Expect to Win – Truly believe you will.

8. Be Tough – Mentally and Physically

9. Don’t Accept Losing – Never give in to losing or it will become a habit.

10. Responsibility – You are responsible for your own performance.

11. Eliminate Mistakes – Don’t beat yourself!

12. Team Unity – Come together as never before to be something greater than yourself.

13. Leadership – Everyone can set the example.