We are nearing the end of the school year and hitting the end of spring sports seasons. Track and boys golf have their conference meets this week. I wish them best of luck to go out and compete at a very high level and do their best.
I wrote about speed last time. We've seen an uptick in attendance after we've started our offseason competition but we still aren't where we should be at if we want to be an elite program. Part of the reason is we aren't unified in all sports and programs. When you look at the elite programs across the state they aren't good in only one sport. They are very good in multiple sports. Why is that? Unified strength and conditioning. They are all on the same page with lifting multiple times a week in and out of season. They do speed training. From the moment they start as freshman until they graduate they work on improving their strength and speed in and out of season. We have protocols in place for in season athletes so that they can still get stronger while they compete in season.
Some of kids have made the dedication to improve in and out of season by doing more. Some of our athletes are putting in extra work to improve themselves and the team. I want to thank them. We now have one kid in the 20mph range and four others in the 19 mph range. It is our hopes that we have over 6 kids in the 19-20 mph range when we kick off in August. Speed is the tide that raises all boats. You can scheme against strength but not speed in a football game.
We will be having a max out week coming up towards the end of the month. I am looking forward to seeing how much the workouts are paying off for those that have been consistent. This should be a rewarding day for those that have done the work.
For those before us, those of us now, and those that follow, WE ARE WMU!