Thanks for the post. I look forward to posting your comment on the bulletin board. We don’t have the 5 star athletes or all American’s. We play in a region loaded with athletes of that caliber so the second we lack enthusiasm and intensity we stand a good chance of getting thumped. We try to focus on how well we move the bar, meaning we want to move the bar in January, February, March, April, ... with the same enthusiasm & intensity as our opponents do in June and July. In June & July everybody is fired up so we believe having that type of energy starting in January will give us a bit of edge on the mental side. Our kids have really bought into it over the last 5 years. Like I said earlier.....all credit goes to the kids. I joined this website about a while back but just over the last few weeks I have really started to play with it and I'm kicking myself for not using it like I should have been over the last year. This site is so helpful! I dont even know where to start. Good talking to you.
Coach, thanks for your comments. We like to push the pace for several reasons. The first is increased work capacity. Secondly, we treat weight sessions as conditioning themselves. Many times we do not go to the field for what one may think of as typical conditioning. Thirdly, our football team is a tempo "no huddle" offense. We want everything that we do to reflect that mentality. The last is time constraints...from warm up to finish I have no more than 40 minutes with the players. Hope that answered your question, if not get back with me.