Off-season training has shifted into gear as the Football, Baseball, and Lacrosse teams share the weight room to train. Every year, during the winter season, varsity teams are allowed to sign up for time slots to increase their athletic potential and grow as a team.
For several years they’ve worked on their own schedule and stayed together in their own groups. However, for the off-season of 2018, they plan to use the weight room as one big group, bringing together the unique talents of football, baseball and lacrosse.
Brian Ehlers (20’),who plays both varsity football and varsity baseball, says, “This seems like a great idea. It can bring sports teams together.” Although all sports are played differently, every team comes to the weight room with the same work ethic. Brian says, “The environment is different with more teams. I feel like there is a lot more energy with having multiple teams there at once all working hard.”
Having the mindset for utilizing all the teams is the one of the main reasons Q is the perfect teacher for the job. Q says, “We set it up like this to meet kids from other teams that aren’t on the football team, so I can work with athletes that aren’t mine. I want to help fix the slump male teams in the school. Football lifts heavy weights and the strongest kids are on the football team. You look at lacrosse they have good footwork. Baseball has different hand-eye coordination than football does. With that being said we can help other athletes get stronger. Lacrosse helps with footwork, baseball helps with hand-eye coordination, everyone helps each other out and establish new friendships.”