Throughout history youth have developed and worked their muscles through work and chores. They have been called on to do chores like hauling water, chasing livestock, and to participate in helping the family to meet its basic needs. If you think about it hunting and gathering, planting crops and harvesting are all very physical activities so really youth have been exercising throughout history.

Most of the youth involved in football programs do not have to hunt for meat or gather and carry food and most don't have physically demanding chores to do. Football can be a sport that is trained for year round without putting tremendous pressure on the kids. You can keep the emphasis on general cardiovascular exercise and mix in some speed drills which help with all sports as well as general fitness.

This Off-Season, don’t send your kids outside to chase the chicken, send them to Off Season Football Training instead.

  Coach William Hayes
(503) 752-4996