Wildcats Athletic Director Greg Owens was disappointed by the turnout at The Edge conditioning program Monday morning (July 9) as it got back underway after a week off last week.
Coach Owens said attendance among entering 10th grade through twelfth grade boys was down from 60 to around 40. He said the group of entering ninth grade boys also appeared to be down some. Girls entering the 10th through twelfth grades were down from 25 to around 13. Entering Middle School athletes had yet to show up when the media talked with Coach Owens Monday morning. He said the athletes who showed up were not at the level they were before the week off.
Still Coach Owens said the week off was beneficial. He said it allowed the athletes’ bodies to recover and it gave them a mental break. Coach Owens noted that there were still 11 workouts left to go for athletes to get in as good a shape as possible. He said the conditioning would aid athletes pass a required conditioning test coming up.
Coach Owens said the final three weeks of The Edge are important because the activity continues to build to the end. He said Michael Johnson Performance has done a good job of building excitement during The Edge by creating competition. Coach Owens said they place a very big emphasis on developing an athlete’s core strength.
The Edge continues Mondays through Thursday through July 26.