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We have some great Coaches and below you can find out more about them and their expectations of players

1st/2nd Grade

3rd Grade
Yellow Team
Andrew Leshnick

Coaching Philosophy:

Simply put, it’s striving for excellence while having fun.

Football is the ultimate team sport. Not one player is more important than the team. Not one athlete will achieve excellence on their own.

Youth sports are more than simply playing a game. We are teaching young athletes the value of hard work, relying on your teammates to achieve success and discipline. The lessons transcend the field of play and prepare our young athletes for life.

We strive to create an environment that your child enjoys. When children are having fun, they are more motivated and eager to learn. And let’s face it, if it stops being fun, what’s the point?

Expectations of players:

First and foremost, we expect our players to come to practice and games with a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard and learn.

It’s important to be present and on-time to practices. We have an extremely limited amount of practice time and a lot to learn. If your child cannot make practice, or is going to be late, please give us a heads up.

We will provide your child with a playbook and their position specific roles. Please help your child study and understand what is expected of them.

Every game is filmed and distributed to you through your HUDL login. As coaches, we do our best to make specific notes on each play. Both positive and constructive feedback is provided, it is important that your child watches the film and understand what went right and what went wrong on a specific play.

4th Grade
Yellow Team

Scott Brown

Black Team

5th Grade
Yellow Team
Matt Edmundson

Black Team
Nick Guadagnoli
Coaching youth sports for 6+ years

Head Football coach for 3+ years

Goal is to teach youth athletes the proper way to play the sport with sportsmanship, attitude, and ethics being the top priorities as well as provide life lessons to help create successful young adults in preparation of their futures.

Kids will be expected to attend all practices, be on time, and accept each challenge presented to them with an open mind and ready to learn.

We have a lot of fun at practices while setting high expectations.  I have a great coaching staff (5 in total) that believe in the same coaching philosophies that I employ.  Each of us empower each other to teach football the way it is supposed to be played.

6th Grade
David Garcia

7th Grade
Yellow Team
Dan Hinrichs
I have been associated with the Thunderhawks for 5 years. My background in football goes back to when I began to play when I was 5 years old. I was able to extend my football career through college and some semi-professional play. My philosophy is very simple.  I want tot teach the game of football in it's basic form so that my players learn to love the game for what it is, a game. My expectations for my players are very simple. Learn how to play together as a team and give your very best effort at everything they do and most of all have fun!

Black Team
Tom Kirchmeyer

Dear returning and prospective Rocky Mountain ThunderHawks Football Players and parents,
My name is Tom Kirchmeyer and I would like to announce that I am the head football coach of a new 7th grade football team for the Rocky Mountain ThunderHawks Youth Football Association.  The purpose of this letter is to introduce myself and ask that if you have not, to please register for this upcoming 2018 season.  A little personal background on myself and family. In 2012, I retired and moved back to Colorado after spending the past 30+ years in California. My wife and I have been married 35 years and have raised 3 children who live in California and Indiana. I have coached football at several different organizations and age levels throughout southern California. I have also coached in the JMAF.  I believe in promoting a winning attitude and environment by emphasizing the TEAM concept, which includes the involvement of coaches, Players, and parents. That through hard work and dedication we can continue the high standards of excellence set by previous Rocky Mountain ThunderHawks Football Teams.  To the young Men on this football team. I believe in personal responsibility and accountability. Both on and off the field. I want you to be successful in all your endeavors. Such as family, school, football, etc. There is no, “I can't” in the ThunderHawks vocabulary. There is only “I can,” and “I will.” Success is a habit. In Football and Life. If you decide to compete on this 7th grade Team please be aware that PRACTICE IS MANDATORY. This is a new team and there are only 16 practices prior to the first game. We have a lot of work to do. We need your commitment. We will be prepared and fundamentally sound. You will learn more about this game than you can imagine. Bottom line we will compete and have FUN!!! As the season nears take pride in yourself and make it is your responsibility to get in shape prior to the August 1st start date. Come August 1st we don't want to waste time conditioning, we want to learn how to play ThunderHawks Football! That's what you signed up for.  If you need any help in accomplishing these goals, ball skills, linemen techniques, conditioning, etc, please contact me. Quarterbacks get a jump on things and contact me, you are the Team's leaders.  I can't wait to meet each and everyone of you. And again please sign up. You are the foundation to our success.            
Parents and Guardians if you have any questions please contact me. 

Coach Tom Kirchmeyer (949) 939-4628

I am also looking for assistant coaches. The coaching requirements are that you BUY into the system, put the TEAM first and can commit to making practice. If you are interested or if you know someone who would be interested please contact me. 

8th Grade
Eric Wynn


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