State College Football Program Philosophy
The goal of the State College football program is to provide athletic experiences that will contribute to the personal, physical, and psychological development of all athletes who choose to participate in the sport of football. These experiences will be consistent with the educational goals of the State College Area School District and will work in concert with the academic program of the district.
The football program will become more competitive as the levels increase from eighth grade to the freshman level, to the junior varsity level, and finally, the varsity level. At the eighth and ninth grade levels, emphasis will be placed on recruitment of athletes, and skill and technique development, as well as on team dynamics. As an athlete progresses to the junior varsity level, skill development and life lessons will continue to be taught, and the value of team success in interscholastic competition will increase in value. The junior varsity program also has an essential role in supporting the success of the varsity program by developing talent and providing game experience to individuals who may participate at both levels.
At the varsity level, individual skill development will continue, and increased emphasis will be placed on developing the desire to attain the highest possible level of team success. Playing time will be determined by the coaching staff based on the needs of the team and the abilities of the athlete.