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The Stevenson Titan Touchdown Club Newsletter June 2020

A NOTE FROM COACH NEWCOMB

5 Strategies for Student-Athletes to Stay Fueled

When the temperatures begin to turn up in the summer months, staying properly fueled through practices and games takes on a greater importance.

Ensuring that a student-athlete is well hydrated and properly fueled to sustain a high-level practice in the heat will inevitably help them stay sharp and ready to play.

This can help prevent dehydration, boost energy levels, and maintain the athlete’s lean muscle, all promoting good habits and a decreased risk of injury.

Eat consistently throughout the day. Even though your schedule may be different right now, make sure to include a balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner no matter when what time you train. Don’t forget snacks!

Eat a quality recovery meal or snack 30 to 45 minutes after an intense workout. Protein + Carbohydrate = “quality recovery meal or snack.” Examples include:

  • Chocolate milk
  • Cheese & crackers
  • Turkey sandwich
  • Fruit yogurt
  • Fruit smoothie made with cow’s milk, soy milk or yogurt

Drink water throughout the day AND throughout your practice. Dehydration is a serious risk with hot temps and even being 2% dehydrated can decrease performance. If you’re a heavy sweater or practicing outside for over an hour, you may need a sports drink instead of water.

Bring snacks or sports drinks with you to long practices. These will be important if energy levels dip, or you start to feel dizzy, shaky, or extremely tired. These should be sources of quickly digested carbohydrates such as pretzels, dried fruit, sports drinks, crackers, oranges, low fat, low fiber granola bars, etc.

Rely on food and drinks (think milk, water, 100% fruit juice, sports drinks) for energy and nutrition instead of supplements. Supplements seem easy, but they may contain harmful substances not listed on the label and they may prevent you from getting adequate calories, carbohydrates, and other required nutrients you need for strength, speed, agility, and focus.

#FAITH #FAMILY #TOUGHNESS. LET'S GO TITANS!

-COACH NEWCOMB

As our Titans hit the field, some changes needed to be made due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One of those big changes was how we supply water to our players. Each player, MUST, bring an ample supply of water to get them through the hot summer workouts. We understand players may run out or forget to bring water, so we are collecting cases of water for these situations. Please consider donating a case of water by visiting our Sign Up Genius below.

The Titan Baseball & Football programs are joining forces this year by hosting their annual golf outing together. We have reserved both courses at Oak Ridge in order to better accommodate all of our golfers. We guarantee the same fun as in years past with raffles, prizes, lunch (at the turn) and dinner after golf. $100 PER GOLFER.

2020 Titan Touchdown Club Board Members Emails

TTC General Meeting Dodge Park near the Amphitheater BYOC

(Bring your own chair) 7/7/2020 @ 7:00 PM

Join us on Social Media!

TTC Remind Text

One of the best ways to stay informed and up to date on the Titan Touchdown Club is to join our REMIND Text Messaging program. By joining REMIND you'll get occasional texts about important TTC events, updates, and information. We've added a new classroom for our Alumni players and parents!

To join follow the instructions below

  • Freshman Team text @g87h4a to 81010
  • Junior Varsity text @8ah87 to 81010
  • Varsity text @ek232c to 81010
  • Alumni text @fdh93f to 81010

Anyone wishing to leave our Remind classrooms just need to text @LEAVE to the classroom they wish to be removed from.

Parents with players in the class of 2024 should join the Freshman team. Parents with players in the class of 2023 should join the Junior Varsity team. Parents with players in the class of 2021 and 2022 should join the Varsity team.

As the season progresses, it is anticipated players may jump up or down team levels. When, and if that happens, feel free to join the appropriate team. To keep this messaging system free, it is important you only join the team your player is currently playing for.

Did you know if you shop on Amazon you could be donating to the Titan Touchdown Club at no extra cost?

Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and designate the "Stevenson Touchdown Club, Inc" as your charity and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Titan Touchdown Club.

In order to have a percentage of your purchase be donated, you must shop on Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile is basically the same thing as regular Amazon; the difference being a percentage of the sale, on most products, will be donated to your designated charity. Amazon Prime members still reap the benefits of being a Prime member.

If you need any help getting set up feel free to contact a TTC Board Member and we can assist!

You can get everyday products/groceries at Kroger and support the Titan Touchdown Club!

By linking your Kroger Card to the "Titan Touchdown Club" Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to the Titan Touchdown Club at no additional cost to you.

Sign up today and help create a better football experience for our team!

Another great way to help out the Stevenson Titan football program is by making a secure online donation to the Titan Touchdown Club using Cheddar Up.

You can also mail in any donation via USPS. Please make checks payable to the: Titan Touchdown Club and mail to:

Sterling Heights Stevenson High School

ATTN: TITAN TOUCHDOWN CLUB

39701 Dodge Park Rd

Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Save the Date!

The Titan Touchdown Club is excited to announce a Save the Date for our Kickoff Extravaganza!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

This is sure to be a great time! August 9th lines up to be the last day before practices begin. It is our opportunity to have fun, eat pasta, and party with our TTC families before the players have to get down to business!

If you are interested in helping to organize this event in order to make it EXTRA special please contact Bob Wathen at: bobwathen@stevensontitansfootball.com

Save the Date!

Don't miss out on our 2nd Annual Titan Tastefest scheduled for October 2, 2020. The Tastefest is a community event where we gather for some great food from local vendors. This great event is followed up with some high intensity MAC Red football between the Chippewa Valley Big Reds versus our Stevenson Titans!

We are currently in need of volunteers to help organize this event. If you'd like to join the Titan Tastefest committee please contact Bob Wathen at bobwathen@stevensontitansfootball.com.

The 2nd Annual Euchre Night!

Get ready for some tricks and fun as the Titan Touchdown Club hosts its 2nd Annual TTC Euchre Night on November 7th!

It's a great night of fun and you'll be sorry if you miss it!

If you'd like to help organize this event please contact Steve Kraemer at 4kraemers@sbcglobal.net or 248-802-9840

Stevenson Football Apparel now ON SALE!

It's time to get your hands on some great Titan Football Apparel! The store is open for a limited time.

VISIT THE STORE AND ORDER TODAY!

Thank you again to everyone that dined in or ordered carry out from Texas Roadhouse Friday night!! We appreciate your support!! Texas Roadhouse shared it was one of their best Dine to Donate events! Go TITANS!!

Thank you to everyone who donated their returnables to support the Titan Touchdown Club!

We've been working hard at getting them returned and your support is greatly appreciated!

WE DID IT!!!!

Varsity Football Game Schedule

@ Rockford Rams

August 28, 2020

7:00 PM - Carlson-Munger Stadium

4100 Kroehs St NE, Rockford, MI

The Stevenson Titan Varsity football team travels to the west side of the state to take on the Rockford Rams. This is the second meeting between these two powerhouse programs. Last time these two teams had a kickoff was in 2004 in the State Championship game.

@ Utica Chieftains

September 4, 2020

7:00 PM - Swinehart Field

47255 Shelby Rd - Utica, MI

Last year's game came down to the wire. What do the Chieftains have in store for the visiting Titans in 2020? Head out to Swinehart Field for this MAC cross-over game to find out!

vs. Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils

September 11, 2020

7:00 PM - Runkel Field

39701 Dodge Park Rd

Sterling Heights, MI

The Blue Devils visit Runkel for Stevenson's first home game of the season. The Blue Devils recently joined the MAC Red after dominating the MAC White for many years.

vs. Eisenhower Eagles

September 18, 2020

7:00 PM - Runkel Field

39701 Dodge Park Rd

Sterling Heights, MI

The matchup between the Eagles and the Titans is sure to be special. Both of these teams made the Regional Championship game in 2019

@ Dakota Cougars

September 25, 2020

7:00 PM - Dakota Football Stadium

21051 21 Mile Rd - Macomb Twp, MI

Last year during the regular season the Cougars put some hurt on our Titans. The Titans got another shot at the Cougars in the District Championship. The Titans beat the Cougars and became District Champions in 2019. Look for an evenly matched game in 2020.

vs. Chippewa Valley Big Reds

October 2, 2020

7:00 PM - Runkel Field

39701 Dodge Park Rd

Sterling Heights, MI

The Big Reds are a dominate team coached by Scott Merchant, the 2019 Michigan Coach of the Year. The Big Reds are the defending MAC Red Champions. The Titans are ready for a battle.

@ Romeo Bulldogs

October 9, 2020

7:00 PM - Barnabo Stadium

62100 Jewell Rd - Washington Twp, MI

The Titans are marching into Barnabo Stadium looking for a win. The Bulldogs are another tough opponent and have had the Titans number lately. The Bulldogs qualified for the playoffs last year.

vs. Ford Falcons

October 16, 2020

7:00 PM - Runkel Field

39701 Dodge Park Rd

Sterling Heights, MI

The BATTLE OF THE TURF game! These cross-town rivals both call Runkel home. The winner of this game will hoist the Battle of the Turf trophy and stake their flag to signify ownership of the turf at Runkel Field. These two teams have battled it out 43 times over the course of history. Stevenson holds a 30-13 advantage over the Falcons. Who wins the Battle of the Turf? You best get down to Runkel for this great Sterling Heights rivalry! The winner owns Runkel!

vs. Oxford Wildcats

October 23, 2020

7:00 PM - Runkel Field

39701 Dodge Park Rd

Sterling Heights, MI

The Titans welcome the Oxford Wildcats to Runkel Field to close out the 2020 regular season. This will be the second time the Titans matched up against the Oxford Wildcats in school history. The first game, between these two great programs, was in 1973 when the Titans shut out the 'Cats 39-0.

#FAITH - #FAMILY - #TOUGHNESS

Credits:

Created with images by David Lezcano - "Reflective sunglasses" • Paul Hanaoka - "untitled image"