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Winter High Performance Training Program
Hello Wilton High School Football Players & Parents –
As a way of improving our Wilton HS football program, the Wilton Football Boosters have organized a winter high performance training program. In cooperation with Wilton High School Football coaching staff, five Sunday evening sessions will run at Wilton Sports and Fitness from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dates are February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22. Participation is strongly encouraged. We understand this is difficult for those that play winter sports.
Our winter sessions will be led by Demetrius Whitfield, a certified personal trainer and former college football player. Demetrius conducts similar programs with Wilton High School Soccer and Lacrosse and is a Wilton Youth Football coach.
What is The Winter Session All About?
The program will be similar to the BlueStreak method that many FCIAC teams have adopted. Within each session, athletes together as a team and go through an extensive dynamic warm up which targets specific movements to help reduce the chances of a lower extremity injury.
The next big element is drills. It will be a carnival atmosphere or college "combine" feel. The plan is to use a station-to-station approach for with an hour of perpetual motion. The coaching and strength and conditioning staff will put the players' bodies through a thorough workout. The second hour will focus on position drills, position technique and football agility.
There will be ladders, hurdles, chutes, bars, shuttles, sleds, mat drills and any other pain contraption or exercise the S&C staff can think up. Monster truck tires, bungee cords, running, shuffling, karaoke, hops on one leg, hops on two legs and backpedaling will be incorporated into the workouts. They will add an element of competiveness organized by backs and line with two-man wheelbarrows, piggybacks, tugs of war and the like.
What Does the Player Get Out of This?
Obviously, they get a workout. It builds stamina, works fast-twitch muscles and improves reaction times. Players are improving their balance and working on explosion - all things that are a must in the world of competitive football. Our players will execute these drills as a team. Team concepts, mental toughness and winning will be stressed.
How Do I Register?
The Wilton Football Boosters will fund half of the winter conditioning program. For each player, we are asking for a $75 fee for the five week session, payable directly to Wilton Sports and Fitness. To register, please look for an email tomorrow with an attached link for Wilton Sports and Fitness or a link on the Wilton Football Facebook page.
In addition, look for more information for football players who are not playing Spring sports, Warrior Spring Football 2015, as well as 2015 summer camps and clinics.
If there are any questions, please contact myself (email@example.com) or Paul Gulbin (firstname.lastname@example.org).