Wildcats Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens is a big believer in the importance of The Edge, a summertime conditioning program for athletes. The free program begins Monday morning at the Multipurpose Building.
Coach Owens says the Wildcats are going to be very competitive and players need to show up in shape in August so he doesn’t have to deal with injuries all through the fall. Coach Owens says The Edge is a great program and a benefit for kids. He says players who get into shape this summer will have an advantage in the fall.
Due to the longer than usual summer this year, Coach Owens says The Edge for high school boys and girls, those entering ninth through twelfth grades, will take place for four weeks Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. through July 6. After a break, The Edge will resume for two more weeks from July 24 through August 3.
Again this summer, there will also be The Edge for middle school boys and girls entering the seventh and eighth grades. It will run for four weeks only starting Monday and going through July 6. Coach Owens says The Edge for middle schoolers will feature less conditioning and more emphasis on weight lifting and agility drills.
Coach Owens says the athletes need to make a commitment to The Edge. He says those that come in about one day a week tend to only get sore.