Off Season Mode

GHSFootballPlayersWorkingExtra Most High School Football players are done by this time of year and getting into off season mode. It’s time to think about what you need to improve on and set some goals for the upcoming year.

The moment you think you are good enough is the moment your opponents catch up and get better than you. This off season, if you are just going through the motions in your workout, or perhaps not doing anything at all, then you will surely get passed by others. This is fine if you are not going to compete anymore, but if you’re planning on competing next season… it’s time to get off your butt.
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How to get faster

To Lift or not to lift

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At the High School where I help out, I get a lot of football players asking me how to get faster. There seem to be several schools of thought among the kids. There are those that are willing to work out with resistance training (weights), and there are those that are afraid that resistance training will make them too bulky and slow them down. The ‘non lifting’ camp also tends to believe that you are either born with speed or you’re not.
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Opportunity Knocks Four Times

Once gone, opportunity rarely comes back.

GHS_Last_Game_Captains_of_2014I recently asked a group of returning football players to reflect on their last game of last years season.
What I got was a chorus of groans, shaking heads and tongue clicks. This is what I was expecting of course.

See, it’s been many months since the last game ended. It’s easy to forget the pain, the disappointment, the tears, and the promises. Most seasons end with promises of coming back stronger next year. You’ll hear commitments between fellow team mates to work harder and to take the pre-season more seriously. Vows will be made to come back with a vengeance.
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