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Friday Night Lights - Preparation for the youth aged athletes for Friday Nights and Beyond
When: Every Friday starting this Friday 3/23 for 8 weeks in a row. 6:30PM-10:00PM
Where: Fisher Sports Academy - 12910 Ford Drive Fishers IN. 46037
What: Athletic shoes, no cleats, shorts, mouthpiece, t-shirt, (Gloves if receiver and this is players choice).
Cost: $15 per athlete per date attended
Introduction- Friday Night Lights @Fishers Sports Academy -Starts this Friday 3/23/2018 and goes for 8 Weeks.
Parents will be allowed to stay, but depending on the turn out on a weekly basis may be asked to remain on the upper level to observe, take photo's, and or video. Parents that stay and would like to help chaperone may do so. Please register in advance. The tasks may include video taping, assisting on stations and/or drills, setting up the Madden or officiating to ensure the games are moving in a timely fashion throughout the night, and monitoring music that is played in the training area.
Parents please invite any guest coaches to this event; including High School Coaches. We will invite the coaches to help with instruction, lecture, speak about their program, or promote football in general. The guest coaches may sign up for a slot or attend/participate in the entire event. I will coordinate into the nightly itinerary to accommodate!
Coaches or parents may reach out to:
Coach: Marcus Cole
317-987-3369 (Text OK)
What to expect on Friday: (We may vary this itinerary according to participation)
* Check in at 6:30PM- Sign Waiver and fill out brief player profile. This profile will help the personal trainer and coaches understand why this student athlete is training, what they would like to work on, and provide background on the player and/or his experience.
Players will sign up for the Madden tournament that will be played by taking players from training to go (HEAD-TO-HEAD). Championship games will be watched by all the players during the last 15 Minutes.
*6:45-7:00PM- Players will congregate to the upstairs and we will gather for a brief Q&A, provide the rules for the night, set the parameters, expectations, and we will have coaches speak about relevant topics such as; Social Media Awareness for Athletes, Importance Academics including GPA/SAT & a variety of lecture topics to promote health and awareness.
*7-7:15PM- Dynamic Warm Up with Licensed Personal Trainer (Session will be taped and returning players will be asked to view this segment on the You Tube Channel during the week, along with other taped segments. The personal trainers will use this and other footage to further evaluate and provide feedback to the returning athletes the following week to help improve.
*7:15PM-8:00PM- Offensive Position training.
*8-45PM- Defensive Position training
*8:45PM- 9:00PM - Film review for group
*Core training principles including 40, L-drill, Shuttle, and all combine exercises. (Personal Trainer on sight: versed on all aspects of speed, core, football movement, combine exercises, and will tailor each weeks sessions to areas that players need the most work on).
*Intro to "Extremely light weights" instruction. The players will be instructed how to Bench, Squat, Power Cling, and Dead Lift mechanics. This will build a foundation and promote proper lifting techniques for high school coaches & trainers to build on.
Players that currently have a trainer and would like to forego this session will go back with the skills coach; to continue working fundamentals (Offense or Defense).
9:30-9:45PM - Competition
1 on 1's taped for the linemen
Short game 7x7, Receiver VS DB Short Game, Receiver Gauntlet, and (This will vary on the amount of participants).
Background on this event and why it was created:
Many student athletes play multiple sports and parents invest in training; along with a variety of essential costs associated with youth sports. Parents have participation fee's, league fee's, equipment costs, apparel costs, travel costs, lodging, and normal time investments which may or may not be the single most costly aspect of competitive sports. Having a cost effective modality to provide and broad stroke of key fundamental, technique, footwork, and weight & speed training is crucial. The 3.5 hours of instruction will provide the student athletes with diversity in training and help build a foundation/core understanding of the game of football in a controlled environment. This will help the student athletes recognize areas of improvement, receive instruction from a diverse group of coaches, and network with peers face-to-face without the use of social media. The teamwork, bonding, and culture of winning in all high school programs begins with the youth.
By the end of the program the players will have over 24 Hours of instruction to take to their next football experience. The trainers will have ample time to evaluate the athletes and offer instruction, tips, advice, and provide workout strategies. The coaches will use their expertise to assist the players fundamentals, footwork, and overall technique without pads or the pressure of winning. This program is open for any player that would like to get better in the off season and by design will add to their football I.Q.
The use of video will help the participants monitor their growth week after week. The videos will be uploaded on YouTube and 1 hour per week will be streamed on Social Media for other players, coaches, parents, mentors, and educators to review. We would like to see this program grow and appreciate the community support.
Indiana Select Youth Football Organization - YouTube Channel
This program will promote:
Health and safety
Heads-Up Tacking techniques
Rugby tacking techniques
Teamwork-Networking-Peer to Peer interaction in group setting
Core Motivation of Student Athletes