Boys Varsity Football, Varsity Football · 22 MCA athletes hit the Gridiron

Monday starts the beginning of another football season in the state of Minnesota.  This season should provide another year of excitement.  MCA currently has 22 student- athletes that are set to begin the season.  our athletes begin year 2 of our co-op with Providence.  Providence football, under the new leadership of Coach Colin Rooney, on paper has a great deal of talent returning from last season and could be a force to reckon with.

Make sure you come out and support the players you can view their game schedule and team info Here

The Lions will take on St Croix Lutheran on August 31st which will be a great test.  The Lions have moved up to section 5 4A.


Here is a message from Coach Rooney about the start of the season.

Monday August 13th:

10:30 – 11:00: Seniors and Juniors Report

11:00 – 11:30: Sophomores and Freshmen Report

  1. Issue practice and game pants
  2. Issue game jerseys and assign uniform numbers
  3. Record the players height and weight for the game day roster and program.
  4. Assign lockers in the locker room.
  5. *Issue helmets and shoulder pads for players who didn’t receive them in June.

We will hand out and assign everything in order by class starting with the Seniors and then working down through each class and finishing with the Freshmen.

It is the player’s responsibility to be on time. If a player is late, it will be his fault if another teammate gets the uniform number that he wanted.

The rest of Monday will proceed as follows:

12:00 – 12:30 Team Meeting in the Great Room: Introduction, Program Policy Handbook

12:45 – 2:45 Practice #1

2:45 – 3:30 Rest Period (bring food, snack, Gatorade etc..)

3:30 – 3:50 Team Offense/Defense Meetings

4:00 – 6:00 Practice #2


Tuesday August 14th:

1:00 – 2:00 Picture Day. Team and Individual Photos. Do not be late for this!

2:00 – 2:20 Team Meeting

2:30 – 3:30 Light Practice (special teams)

3:30 – 4:00 Break/Rest Period (water/Gatorade, light snack)

4:00 – 6:00 Full Practice


The rest of the first two weeks of practice (Aug 13-23) will follow this pattern:

Wednesday Aug 15, Friday Aug 17th, Monday Aug 20th, Wednesday Aug 22nd:

12:00 – 12:30 Team Meeting (Great Room)
12:45 – 2:45 Practice #1
 3:30 – 3:50 Team Meeting (Great Room)
 4:00 – 6:00 Practice # 2

Thursday Aug 16th, Tuesday August 21st, Thursday August 23rd:

2:00 – 2:20 Team Meeting
2:30 – 3:30 Special Teams Light Practice
4:00 – 6:00 Practice

Friday August 24th:

10:00 – 11:00AM Practice (Scrimmage Walkthrough)


Saturday August 25th:

9:00 – 12:00 Scrimmage at Benilde St. Margaret’s High School

*Players need to be at Providence no later than 7:00 AM to dress and get ready. The team bus will leave for BSM at 7:30.

Players will ride the bus to and from the scrimmage. No exceptions!

Monday August 27th

Starting from this day and throughout the season practices will follow our normal “in season” practice times from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Lions Football Booster Webpage:

I highly encourage all parents to use the booster webpage. With four schools as part of our Football Co-op communication can be tricky. This website will be my

main source of communicating things like practice times and events. The website has a calendar function that will always have up to date information for you to access.

The Lions Football Parent Booster club will also be using this site extensively as their source of communications with the parents. Please not only use it, but sign up with

this sport engine site.

The link to the website is listed below:

Please note: a Word Doc version of this email is attached below for your convenience.


I am looking forward to an outstanding season.

Go Lions!



HEY STUDENTS! If anyone is interested in being a student manager for the Lions please contact Coach Rooney at Coach’s email