An estimated 140 athletes attended this summer’s opening session of the six-week Edge conditioning program Monday in the Multipurpose Building. After a warm up session, Wildcats Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens minced few words as the laid down some ground rules. He explained that things would be done the coaching staff’s way.
Coach Owens said those attending needed to show up on time. He said those that were late missed valuable stretching. Coach Owens told them the purpose of The Edge was to make them better athletes. He said what they put into it will determine what they get out of it. Coach Owens said coaches needed athletes to have a great attitude and work ethic. He urged those in Middle School Edge to show up at their allotted time, 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Coach Owens told the athletes they need to replenish themselves after the vigorous exercise using things like chocolate milk and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and at least a gallon of water. The Edge also featured weight lifting, agility drills and a session ending six 100-yard dashes Monday.
Afterward Coach Owens said athletes showed up focused. He said athletes would probably have a tough first three days as they attempt to get into better shape. He encouraged them to be at The Edge every day to get into a better groove. He said he was glad to see those who attended Monday and he hoped they were glad to see him and his coaches.