While the school year has just ended, thoughts have already turned to the new athletic seasons, some of which will begin in just a few more weeks.
Summer break is at hand for students and while some fill this time with paying jobs, there is another kind of work which has never truly been appreciated, even by those who know it goes on. Student-athletes give up a great deal of their summer to improve themselves and their respective teams, as even high school sports have become pretty much a year-around event.
Football is a prime example. Players have been involved in offseason weight training since the 2010 season ended several months ago. For some players, it’s done during weight training classes, but for others the chore is done before school in the early morning hours.
It’s all about finding that extra edge against your competition.