For those of you that feel you are a DI or DII recruit, then the following applies to you. If you want to participate in NCAA Division I or II football, you must also be certified as an amateur student-athlete. The NCAA Eligibility Center will determine the amateurism eligibility of all freshman and transfer-college bound student-athletes for initial participation at an D-I or D-II college or university.
Now that we’re at the halfway point in the offseason, it’s good to reinforce the value of off season work. Since the season ended four to five months ago, what have you done to keep your edge?
The following notes are drawn from an article I read on a football website called RUNCODHIT. He talks about his thoughts on LEADERSHIP. I think they are appropriate for any athlete or coach.
Information received this morning places Willie Gillus, Jr. into role of Head Coach of the Southampton Indian football team. Gillus replaces Wes Griffith, who was released from his duties near the end of last season.
Coach Bryan Potts time has come. After seven years as an assistant coach at crosstown King’s Fork High School, including the last six years as a defensive coordinator, Potts has moved on to take the reins as Head Coach at Lakeland.
Tallwood High School was generous enough to share this advice, and it’s a great series of one liners that will help every parent and player through the recruiting process. It’s credited to Buckell Head Coach Joe Susan. Read and learn…
Dale Marks of Southampton Academy has a passion for football and a strong desire to win. That isn’t different from most coaches, nor should it be. What’s different about Coach Marks is what makes his talent pool as good as one from a school with 1500 students.
The offseason is here, and there are opportunities to train and progress outside of weight training. The Skills Academy at the Virginia Beach Field House launches on January 16, working with quarterbacks, receivers and athletes on mechanics and technique.
Chix Beach Gym has a Saturday tradition for the football offseason. The “Bigger, Faster, Stronger” program aims to build athletes through a program that emphasizes physical fitness and strength, plus good nutrition, goal setting, and a positive mental attitude.
Junior class football recruits, the season you just played was your greatest season to get noticed for college recruitment. Most college coaches are still working on recruiting current seniors, but the time for them to begin recruiting the Class of 2014 is right around the corner. Now is the time for you to get to work on setting yourself up for an active off season.