Holmen Football
Holmen Football

Middle School Football

Dear Parents/Guardians of Student Athletes,


The Holmen Middle School Football Coaching Staff would like to welcome you to the 2022 season of 7th and 8th grade tackle football.  We are looking forward to another exciting year of competitive play and working with your student athlete(s).  This year our head coaches are Josh Kinsman – 8th grade and Dan Lerberg – 7th grade.  They will be your contacts in case of any questions or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to communicate when necessary!  Their contact information is located at the end of this letter.


As we prepare for the upcoming season, we’d like to go through a few reminders for all involved: 


  1. All players must complete the Online Co-Curricular Registration 
  2. All players must have an updated physical exam (or alternate year) card on file with the HMS activities office
  3. All WIAA football players are expected to complete a 5-day acclimatization process before suiting up in full pads. More information can be found on the WIAA website on Fall Football Acclimatization. 


We will have a quick parent meeting on Wednesday, August 24th for each grade level, before players get equipment. Please check out the  overview of our early-season schedule below which shows our process of acclimatization.  


Date Time Notes
Wed 8/24 3:00 p.m. – 7th grade

4:00 p.m. – 8th grade

7th grade Parent Meeting/Equipment Handout 

8th grade Parent Meeting/Equipment Handout

Thu 9/1 2:55 – 4:45 pm First Day of School – Practice (Helmets Only)
Fri 9/2 2:55 – 4:45 pm Practice (Helmets Only)
Tue 9/6 2:55 – 4:45 pm Practice (Helmets and Shoulder Pads)
Wed 9/7 2:55 – 4:45 pm Practice (Helmets and Shoulder Pads) 
Thu 9/8 2:55 – 4:45 pm Practice (Helmets and Shoulder Pads)
Fri 9/9 2:55 – 4:45 pm Practice (Full Pads)


  1. Practices throughout the remainder of the season will be from 2:55 – 4:45 pm unless otherwise announced.  Athletes should be picked up in the south parking lot (Door A) unless specified by the coaching staff.  Please be prompt.


  1. Equipment handout will occur on Wednesday, 8/24/22.  7th grade players and parents should arrive for the meeting at 3 p.m.  8th grade players and parents should arrive at 4 p.m. 


*NEW this year: We are asking players to have a 5-pad integrated girdle to wear under their football pants.  These will be needed by the 1st day of full pads and can be purchased through Amazon, Dicks, Walmart, etc. Any version that fits will do the job. Please contact a coach if you have questions.


*The following is a list of equipment provided to your player and equipment that your player will be responsible for having the first day of practice:


Provided by the School District Provided on your own
  • Helmet
  • Mouth Guard (Standard one-size fits all)
  • T-Shirt
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Socks
  • Football Pants (practice and new game pants) and knee pads
  • Tennis Shoes (In case indoor practice is necessary)
  • Cleats
  • Practice Mesh – If a player does not have one from youth tackle football 
  • Game Jersey 
  1. Players will be provided with a locker and lock to keep equipment and belongings safe. Players will be responsible for lost equipment and for cleaning practice/game apparel on a regular basis.


Remind Sign-up: 

*We will use Remind to communicate information as quickly as possible. It is very important that parents and players sign-up for the appropriate Remind account so you receive important messages and information.  All general information will also be available at holmenfootball.com  by going to the Middle School Football link. 


Remind Sign-Up: Please use the appropriate link to receive Remind messages from coaches:

8th Grade Parents

8th Grade Players

7th Grade Parents

7th Grade Players


*Parent/player/fan Holmen football apparel will be available for purchase this year.  A link will be available to you at holmenfootball.com by going to the Middle School Football link. Look for more information on this in the near future (we will let you know when the apparel sale is open).


It is the goal of the coaching staff to provide an exciting, competitive, and safe learning experience for players. If you have any questions regarding MS Football or the Holmen School District Activities/Athletics registration process, please call the HS Activities Office at 526-9208, the Middle School Office at 526-3391, or e-mail questions to the appropriate level head coach (Josh Kinsman 8th Grade: kinjos@holmen.k12.wi.us or Dan Lerberg 7th grade: lerdan@holmen.k12.wi.us).




MS Football Coaching Staff

HS Upcoming Events

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