Parent Letter


324. E. Windsor Drive

Denton TX 76209

Phone: 940-369-4200  Fax: 940-369-4950


Dear Football Parents,


            The 2013-2014 school year will be arriving shortly, along with football season.  We are excited to be starting another year of Viking Football and are looking forward to a very successful season both on and off the field.  Before the season begins, we would like to inform you of several details important to you and your athletes.


            First Day of School—We will be issuing football equipment to all 7th and 8th grade football players from 6:30am until the start of first period.  Players will receive helmets, shoulder pads, girdles, practice jerseys and practice pants.  This year we are selling game socks for $6 dollars and mouth pieces(required) for $6 dollars.  The cost is $12 dollars for both items and can be paid at registration.


            Cleats—Football cleats will NOT be issued to the students.  We advise that all football players wear cleats to practice and to the games.  The Strickland Athletic program has very limited amount of football cleats that can be issued to those who cannot afford shoes of their own.


            Schedules—Schedule this year will be on  Here you will be able to find all the Denton Middle School information all year long. You will also be able to see the schedule on the Strickland Middle School Boys Athletics' website. 


Physicals—All athletes are required to have a physical in order to play organized sports for the school district.  If  your child did not receive one at the end of last year, this will be required before they can attend any practices or play in any games.  These can be obtained from any physician.  Remember that physicals are good for two years.


            Going outside—We also would like to encourage your child to get outside and play safely before school begins.  This will both acclimate them to the heat and allow them to get into shape before beginning football season.


            We encourage all parents, families and friends to come out and support your athletes and football teams on Monday and Tuesday nights.  Admission fees for the football games are $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.  District and Administrator passes will be honored.  Thank you for all your time and support.  We look forward to seeing you and your athlete for registration on August 12th and 13th at Strickland Middle School.