Wildcat Football families,
you to be aware of all the different off-season training opportunities that
exist for Wildcat football players that are interested in continuing to develop
their football abilities. During the winter & spring high school sports seasons
(Nov through May), high school football coaches are not allowed to hold
organized football practices. Therefore, the Booster Club helps to organize
workouts for football players that are interested in training during the
Wildcat Football Booster Club works to offset the costs of its off-season
activities. Any player that needs financial help simply needs to download the
financial assistance form off the football website (“Forms” section) and turn it
in to any of the booster club executive officers.
additional details are worked out, we will post all information on the football
booster club website. DOWNLOAD SIGNUP AND RELEASE FORMS BELOW
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Football Off-Season Training FAQ
are there off-season training opportunities for football players?
Varsity Football is an
extremely competitive and physical game. Training helps players to develop
physical strength, coordination, stamina, and sport specific skills so that
they are able to compete. Most importantly, off-season training is the best
way to prevent injuries. Adding strength, muscle mass, endurance and agility
are critical to an athlete’s ability to compete at the highest level.
off-season workouts mandatory?
No. First, many athletes
participate in other high school sports or on select/club teams that already
train during the winter. Mount Si Football supports players that play
multiple sports, as this often provides players with a break from one sport
and it helps them utilize different muscle groups. This can help prevent
repetitive motion injuries and reduces burn-out. For players that aren’t
involved in other sports, off-season workouts provide a structured,
supervised, and fundamentally sound training regimen.
the weight room such a big deal with football?
Participation in a
structured strength training program is essential for football players to
compete at their highest level. Regular participation helps players develop
strength, explosiveness and muscle mass to protect against injury.
benefit does speed camp provide to football players?
Wildcat Speed Camps
provides benefits to any athlete that participates, not just football
players. Speed camps help players to develop stamina, core strength,
agility, and quickness. Additionally, speed camp helps athletes to maintain
their quickness while they are developing physically and adding weight on
the emphasis on “competition” throughout the football program and all of
High school and varsity
athletics are part of the bridge to adulthood, where competition is a part
of everyday life (from college admission to getting a job, making a sale or
earning a promotion). In varsity athletics, players are no longer
participating on age based or recreational teams. Every sports team has
limited playing spots available and players must now compete against
athletes from all four grades for a position. In most instances, younger
athletes are going to be at a significant physical disadvantage against
older athletes. There will always be those few athletes that are more
physically developed at an earlier age, but eventually every athlete will
hit their growth spurt. Athletes who develop a strong work ethic can
overtake their “early bird” peers by their junior or senior year of high
It is also important to
note that when compared with other sports like basketball, soccer and
baseball, football has the advantages of being a “no-cut” sport. It is also
the sport for which the most athletes participate and it also has the most
number of teams (fresh, soph, JV and Varsity). With four teams, it has the
most number of positions to fill (offense, defense and 6 different special
teams – each with 11 spots).
At the end of the day,
parents and players must recognize that team sports involve many
participants. In order for a team to succeed, it is up to every member to do
their job to the best of their ability. If a coach puts a player in a
position that they are ill-prepared or unable to perform, it has a negative
consequence on the ENTIRE TEAM.
The reality is that
there are immense benefits for every football player IRRESPECTIVE of playing
time or the position that they play. Selflessness, self-awareness, a strong
work ethic, discipline, dedication, being long term goal oriented,
maintaining good academic standing and staying physically fit are just a few
of the benefits of being a Mount Si Football player.