Nansemond River Football A New Direction My background • Played at Warwick High school in Newport News, VA (played 3 years with Michael Vick) • All District in High school • Was on the first two teams at Christopher Newport University (2 conference championships) • Never had a losing record as a player Coaching • Began Coaching with Tommy Reamon at Warwick High School for three seasons • He left and I became the Defensive Coordinator at Warwick for three seasons under Current Phoebus High School Coach Stan Sexton, went four games without giving up a TD • Warwick did not have a losing record under Coach Sexton, he was 45-0 at Phoebus At Manassas Park • Started with 33 kids on Varsity and JV, increased that to 75. • Won the district my last year at 7-3, top 10 defense in state • Put more athletes into college than all other sports combined Forest Park • Forest Park is a 6a school with 2400 kids that had been opened for 14 years without a winning season • Year before I got there 0-10, then 2-8 • We went 3-7, 4-6 and then 9-4 and a state quarterfinalist appearance ( we were 8 points from 11-2 • Every year we had at least 5 student athletes play at the next level. What kind of offense or defense will we be? • Offense• Defense A New Direction and Goals We will have offensive and defensive goals but these are some core principals • Work harder than your opponent in everything you do (weight room and classroom) • Be better prepared than your opponent • Build on core values- discipline (on time, behavior, accountability, work ethic) • A positive role model in the school and community On the Field Goals • • • • • • Goal 1- Win more Games than last year Goal 2- Winning Season Goal 3- Get to Playoffs Goal 4- Win a playoff game Goal 5- Reach States Goal 6- State Champion Winning Begins in the Off-season • WE WILL LIFT ON A COLLEGE WEIGHT PROGRAM THAT VA TECH AND RICHMOND USES. • You will be accountable for your offseason attendance • Our goal is to be the strongest team in the district, You can control this! Minimum Goals for Varsity Players • Lineman – Bench- 315 max – Squat- 450 max – Power Cleans 225 max • Linebackers – 275 Bench – 415 Squat – 225 Power Clean • Secondary – 250 Bench – 375 Squat – 215 power clean This is a strongly recommended activity • We will lift 4 days a week • In the summer we will go to four days • If you can not be there you need to let me or a coach know face to face and they need to be legitimate reasons. We will take attendance daily. If you have something to do you can leave early. • I don’t know what you can do, so this and 7 on7s is a way to show me. • Positions heading into camp will be based on weight room attendance Spring Off-season • If you play another sport, I encourage you to find at least 15 minutes one or two days a week to lift weights, either in PE or after practice • You can not win football games being a weak team • If you are a skill player, I encourage you to run track for speed development How this works!!! • You will max the first day of weights in the Spring. You will then get a print out of your lifts and weight you do. Everything is done by computer and the computer pushes you to achieve our stated goals. Weightlifting successes • When I got to Manassas Park in 2008, only two guys benched 225 5 times and no one could squat over 400 or power clean 225. • Before this past season, 12 people benched over 225, 8 people squatted 405, and 7 people power cleaned 225 Forest Park Weightlifting Club • Four lifts • • • • Bench Squat Power Cleans Power Press • Three clubs – 900 – 1000 – 1200 Each time you reach your goal, you get a t-shirt, we will also try and hang banner in the weight room showing the top five lifters for each lift for ALL to see!!!! 7 on 7 • We will also do many 7 on 7s and I will announce these when I find out Team Camp • We will attend a team camp either this year or next depending on schedules Closing • I want to get to know about you and your life • Seniors you have a tremendous opportunity to leave your mark • Lets get after it!