The first week of The Edge conditioning program concluded Thursday morning. For high school athletes, their last task was running up and down hills near the lake dam at Coleman Park.
Wildcats Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Greg Owens said Thursday was a good day. He said the first week was what he called semi-slow. Coach Owens said there was a lot of teaching of fundamentals on how to do drills as the athletes were working to get their bodies in shape as they battled through soreness. Coach Owens said after three really good days of attendance, the numbers fell off a little bit Thursday. He wasn’t sure why.
After a few days off, Coach Owens said The Edge would resume Monday. In weeks ahead, Coach Owens said the intensity of the drills would be building. The final week of The Edge, athletes will be attempting to pass a gasser test. They will have to complete a set number of reps back and forth across the Multipurpose Building field in a certain time. Coach Owens said the more athletes show up, the better it will be for them. He said The Edge was off to a good start and he added he was pleased with it.
Middle school and high school Edge will continue four days a week through July 6. High school Edge will resume July 24 four days a week wrapping up on August 3.