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Joel Barlow High School Football

Mission Statement



Here at Joel Barlow High School we look to develop players and affect four vital aspects: their life, their academics, their athletic ability, and their future. With these considerations in mind, our mission is to:

1) Establish a culture in the program where we mold young people so that our community would be proud to call them their own


2) Ensure that we have done everything in our power to get our athletes to succeed academically so they have the choice of what they want to do after their time in high school is done



3) Teach these young men the skills that will allow them to be successful in every phase of their life


4) Help each athlete reach their maximum potential on the field and build a program that competes year in and year out

Kickoff Party 2019

We are pleased to announce that our annual Football Kickoff Party will be held on Saturday, August 31st.  This is an adults only event.

Thank you to the Puglios for hosting!!!

When:  Saturday, Aug 31, 7 PM

Where: 11 Woodland Dr, Redding CT

Cost:  It's Free!!! The Football Boosters will cover the main meat course and beverages.  We just ask you to contribute a side dish or dessert.  A sign up link is provided.

Register ahead of time so we can have enough food and drink.  Please click on the link to register:


The sign up link for side dishes is :




by posted 08/14/2019
Message About the Weight Room

We just wanted to reach out to all parents and let you know what we do in the weight room, so we can decrease any concerns people may have as well as be transparent with what we do.
Every athlete is taught and learns our Olympic Warmup with just the Olympic bar, in the case of Freshman, they use PVC pipe or aluminum (bar that is much less weight). This warm-up teaches the athlete exercises that they will perform with loads at a later time. Freshman, typically do not do the same workout as the older guys. They need to learn and grow as most don't have enough core strength, let alone overall strength, to do the more technique oriented lifts.  We have them do exercises to increase core strength and triple extension (Ankle, knee and hip) using the hex bar and dumbbells typically.  Coach Cleary also walks around coaching and viewing every station to support the athletes in correct technique. In every session we repeat, "we do not care about weight, we care about technique; great technique will give you better weights.".  Other coaches are also there watching and monitoring our athletes as they train.  
Another way that we help our young athletes with the lifts and techniques is by using TrainHeroic.  Parents can Google that and read on it so they can see what it is all about.  The app spells out in writing and through video how to do each exercise including the Olympic warmup.  The site for this is https://www.trainheroic.com/

Any players who are new to our team but are older are shown how to do the lifts by Coach Cleary.  By personally coaching the new players on how to do the lifts, we are trying ensure that every player is as safe as possible.    
 When Coach Cleary is not in the weight room, the younger players will not be doing the power lifts.  Instead, we have created a couple of workouts that they can do with dumbbells to build their muscles.  Again other coaches will be in the weight room walking around and monitoring the technique of the players.  Here are the two workouts for Freshman that will be rotated every week. Weightlifting is a far safer sport then people think, as long as techniques are favored over higher weights.  The health and safety of our players is and always will be our number 1 priority.
Week 1
Day I
Olymic Lift warm-up x 4
Dumbbell chest press 3 x 10
Dumbbell Flys  3 x 10
2 med ball Med Ball push-ups 4 x 10
Dumbbell Shrugs 3 x 10
Lateral raises 3 x 10
Dumbbell Kickbacks 3 x 10
Middle Med Ball push-ups 4 x 10
Day II
Olympic Lift warm-up x 4
Hex Bar Deadlift 4 x 10
Dumbbell Thrusters 3 x 10
Calf Raises 3 x 15
Dumbbell Rows 3 x 10
Reverse Flys 3 x 10
Dumbbell Curls 3 x 10
Hammer Curls 3 x 10
Week 2
Day I
Olympic Lift warm-up x 4
Dumbbell Incline chest press 3 x 10
Dumbbell Incline Flys  3 x 10
2 med ball Med Ball push-ups 4 x 10
Barbell Shrugs 3 x 10
Upright rows 3 x 10
Prone Tricep Extension 3 x 10
Middle Med Ball push-ups 4 x 10
Day II
Olympic Lift warm-up x 4
Hex Bar Deadlift Sport Squats 4 x 10
Dumbbell Thrusters 3 x 10
Barbell RDL 3 x 15
Barbell Rows 3 x 10
Reverse Flys 3 x 10
Barbell Curls 3 x 10
Seated Incline Curls 3 x 10
 Hopefully this eases any concerns that parents may have had.  We look forward to a great summer of lifting and getting prepared for the upcoming season.  Our focus is now clearly set on September 13th and beating Bunnell.  Let's Go Falcons!!!!

Kevin T. Cleary, Director                                                                                                                    TJ Cavaliere
Athlete Factory, LLC                                                                                                                          Head Football Coach
BS Physical Education, MS Organizational Leadership                                                                     Joel Barlow High School
USA Weightlifting Federation Club Coach
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist w/ Distinction 
Certified in: TRX Group training, Kettlebells, CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)

by posted 06/20/2019
Registration 2019

Registration link for Fall of 2019




The suggested donation this season is $250.00. Checks should be made out to JBHS Football

Mail checks to

Paul Francoletti 

348 Newtown Turnpike

Redding, CT 06896

by posted 06/02/2019
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