8th Grade Coach

Chuck Richards

Asst. 8th Grade Coach

Zach Shinabarger

7th Grade Coach

Chris Durant

Asst. 7th Grade

Ben Karas


 May 10th 2017

Dear 7th & 8th Grade Football Players & Parents,

We wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of several upcoming events for 7th & 8th grade football. We are hopeful that this will be the most exciting and rewarding football season you've yet experienced. Our goal is to develop well-rounded players who learn not only the game of football, but also the importance of teamwork, dedication, and self-improvement in an atmosphere conductive to building character. We, as coaches, will do our very best to ensure that each player is utilized to their utmost potential. Safety is our top concern so all the exercises, drills, and team rules are there to ensure your child is physically and mentally fit for the wonderful game football.

Below is a list of action items and activities that will be taking place this summer.  We would very much like your child’s involvement.  The 7 on 7 passing dates are for any player and gives them the opportunity to go against players their own age from other area schools.  7 on 7 are done in t-shirt and shorts with no physical contact allowed.  Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Dates to remember:

               May 23rd 7:00 p.m.                                      Football parent meeting               HS Auditorium

               June 5th, 6th, & 7th 4:00-6:00pm                  Martian camp                   Goodrich HS football game field

               June 19th 4:00-6:00 p.m.                              7 on 7 passing date         Goodrich HS football game field

               June 26th 4:00-6:00 p.m.                              7 on 7 passing date         Goodrich HS football game field

               July 17th 4:00-6:00 p.m.                               7 on 7 passing date         Goodrich HS football game field

               July 24th 4:00-6:00 p.m.                               7 on 7 passing date         Goodrich HS football game field          

Action items to remember:

All players must have a physical to play football turned into either the athletic
office or their coach to participate in football.  Goodrich HS athletic department is sponsoring physicals for $20.00 each at GHS on June 7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the high school.  A parent must accompany each player.

               Remind 101     

   Please send your cell phone number to Coach Richards so he can add you to the Remind 101 app.  You will then be able to receive all information updates in regards to 8th grade football.

              New Shoes        

If you plan on purchasing new football shoes for the season it is advisable to buy them early so your child may break them in properly before the start of practice.  Brand new shoes that have not be broken in will cause blisters.


We look forward to seeing your child on the Goodrich 8th grade football team and are confident their experience will be very worthwhile.   Please contact us if you have any questions or go to www.goodrichfootball.com for more information.

Chuck Richards             8th Grade Head Coach – 810-516-9140                                                       

Zack Shinabarger        8th Grade Assistant Coach – 810-250-8201                                                  

Chuck Koester             8th Grade Assistant – 810-691-6162                                                                      

Chris Durant                7th Grade Head Coach – 517-202-9766

Ben Karas                    7th Grade Assistant – 248-640-8837

Tom Alward                Head Football Coach – 810-938-7999


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