The New Palestine Dragons High School football program knows how to how to create a battle cry for a new year. The Dragons were undefeated when they made it to the 5A Indiana State Championship last year.
Whether your football career will end after High School, College or the NFL, one thing is for sure, it will end. So the question is, “What can I do now, during my football years, to prepare for life after football?”
Are you an asset to your team or a liability? Are you a solution to your team or a problem? If you’re a problem, don’t plan on four stellar years playing College ball (if you get an opportunity to play at all).
What are some of your goals for 2016? As a player or coach going into off-season I’d suggest that you create meaningful goals that are worth fighting for because life (and your opponents!) will constantly test your resolve and level of commitment.
If your team goals, or individual ambitions don’t get your heart racing, blood pumping, butterflies circling, or voice crackling when you talk about them, you may need to go back to drawing board and create some new ones.
What characteristics and skills would a 5-star defensive back possess that would allow them to be a superstar at the college level? Speed and quickness are of course a given for players in the defensive secondary, but what is it that sets a 5-Star defensive back apart from the rest?
Here are the FIVE traits that make a 5-star stud DB recruit:
Having a proper backpedal is essential to being a good corner at any level of football.
Football contains an abundance of terminology specific to the sport. Understanding that terminology will enhance your knowledge of the game. To start, here is a list of offensive terminology.
The side to which a play is run
The side away from a play
The side away from Y
When both backs go weak
When both backs go strong
When the backs move in opposite directions
Establishes flow to one side with the ball carrier cutting to the other side (misdirection play)
When backers are lined up behind a lineman
When a backer is covering a center,