This log will chronicle my progress from day 1 of the off-season to February 2011, the month I will be signing a scholarship.
I'm a junior in high school, this year was my first year of playing football and I had a really easy time getting the hang of the game and everything.
My goal on July was to start this year, but that didn't happen, I've also learned that L.T. started playing football his junior year in high school, and started on his team only his varsity team.
Well anyway, this last Friday(11/13) we had the championship game and lost it 29-2.
There's a guy on the team(quarterback) that is in his junior year too and is pursuing a football career in US college too, we'll probably go to a nike combine in Minnesota together and see what happens, also for sure to a all-canada gridion combine.
I hope to attend a scout combine. I'm sure to attend all-canada gridion camp in ontario on july/august next year and I hope to attend a camp in the states.
I have a list of the schools i'm interested in, I'm just starting to look up to some CIS schools(like NCAA but in canada), i hope i won't have to use that list very often though.
I'm now 6'0, 170-175lbs at about 12-13%.
Coaches have told us to take a month off but I don't have that much time, my first workout is this Monday.
Today is November 16th. Combines are at April. I got 5 and a half month to train for the combines. Then 3-4 month later camps.
As far as training I'm going to train by one word - prioritize.
I'm going to get my strength back up with hopefully some slack, using Starting Strength, I've got tangled up and ****ed myself over with too much complexity.
I'm getting my strength back up without no cardio or **** like that, that will take a few weeks, then add some GPP, as the calendar progresses to the combines I'll be adding the drills and do less lifting.
My goals are:
pretty much get 6'2-6'3, at first I though it was hopeless, but then I read the thread about height and all tall dudes said that their dads and moms are relatively short so maybe there is some hope.
If I can get to be 6'2-6'3, I'll play defensive end rather than outside linebacker. I can see that more and more undersized defensive ends are being accepted because the 2009 draft had about 3-4 6'1-6'3 defensive ends being drafted. Also note, Dwight Freeney, a star DE in Indianapolis Colts, is 6'1.
Also, getting recruited as a defensive lineman will be much easier for me as opposed to linebacker because the position doesn't require as much skill as linebacker.
Lifting wise; AT LEAST 4 pies on squat, 4 pies on deadlift, 2.5 on bench. this is the least of the least. Weight at least 210.
Monday will be my first day of off-season training.