Carolina Pride Football Pre-Season Parent and Players Letter 2014

June 6, 2014

Dear Parents and Players, 

We will kick off the 2014 Carolina Pride Football Season Tuesday, June 10th.  Practices will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Carmel Baptist Church Practice Field located at 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28105.   Below is a letter to the Parents providing information regarding pre-season practice (summer). Also, below is a letter to the Players providing information about the season and what it means to be a member of the Pride Football Team. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me – Coach Paul Jackson (757)403-0818 or you can email me at

Thank you




Hello PRIDE Football Parents! I hope all is well with you and your families. I am looking forward to the 2014 football season. The coaching staff has been hard at work making preparations for the summer player development period. I want to communicate with you about some important information related to your son’s participation in the Pride football program with regard to this summer and next fall. The following information should be helpful in planning your summer activities, and for your general knowledge. I have also included a letter for your son to read and understand the expectations of being a member of the Pride Football program. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call me – Coach Paul Jackson (757)403-0818 or you can email me at


 Our Summer Conditioning and Technique period will run for 6 weeks. The workouts will run from June 10 – July 25. We will work out Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday's will be used for in class room sessions (Chalk Talk). We will not have The Fourth of July week (July1st-4th) off. For us to be successful it is vital that your son show up and workout 5 days a week.  Practices will be very hard. Being in shape and being stronger is the key to battling fatigue during the season.


 This summer we will also be participating in some 7-ON-7 opportunities.  We will be attending the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Football Camp on June 26, 27 and 28. Camps and 7-ON-7 will be vital to our season as it will lay some ground work for our players in 2014. The camp schedules are listed on the Carolina Pride website.


Full Pad Football practice will start on July 15, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. at our Stallings Field located at 580 Union West Blvd, Matthews, NC 28104.  The boys need to make sure they arrive at least 15 minutes early (6:15 P.M.). The Kids will be released everyday around 8:30P.M.  Attendance during this time is critical as we have a scheduled full contact scrimmage game against Charlotte Latin on Tuesday, August 12 @ 5:30 P.M. @ Charlotte Latin.

*All practice times can change due to unforeseen circumstances.

*Remember that an athlete must have all his registration paperwork turned in to practice. Forms can be found on the Carolina Pride website under Handouts/Forms




Dear Pride Football Player,

 This is a very important year for us. We need to set the tone in our new Coastal Athletic Conference (CAC).A perfect season is within our reach if we will commit ourselves to each other, have the proper attitude, and give great effort. This year has a lot of promise for us. It is vital we come into the season with the proper attitude. We have to be confident, but not cocky. We have to be hungry for the skills and knowledge that will put us over the top. Remember, “The WILL is more important than the SKILL.” You must come in to practice and games with a great attitude, give great effort and have willingness to learn. It is vital to our success.

We are FAMILY – ALL IN. What does that mean? It means that we are committed to this football team like we are committed to our family, to our friends, and to the things that mean the most to us. It has to hurt when you make a mistake. It has to burn when you fail. It has to feel great when you do a good job. It has to inspire you when you win. For this football team to be successful, it has to be more than just something to do. We are in it for each other, not for ourselves. We all have to take care of each other and have a burning desire not to let the person next to us down. If you take this approach, I promise you will have more fun and a deeper feeling of accomplishment than you have ever had playing this game.

Summer practice will be a lot better if you come in to them in shape and adjusted to the heat. Expectations are high. We all want to win. We have to make sure we all want to prepare to win as much as we want to win.

Some changes will take place this season. We will do some things differently than they have been done in the past. Accept the changes with a good attitude. We are changing for the better, Keep that in mind. “If you do the things the way you have always done, expect the results that you always gotten."

For us to achieve the highest level of success, we must commit to being the best team we can be. Part of that is the responsibility and accountability to attending Practice. Do not schedule unnecessary conflicts with practice times. The practice schedule is posted on the Carolina Pride website: and may be subject to change for unforeseen needs that might arise. 

We are looking forward to coaching all of you this season. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a member of the CAROLINA PRIDE FAMILY and about the upcoming year. We are going to have fun and we are going to win. Remember, you are a part of something special.


Paul Jackson


Head Varsity Football Coach