Its here…….! Spring Practice starts this week as the 2013 Cougar Football team gets ready to push new limits and write their own story. I often tell our team that each season is a journey full of ups and downs. With the hard work we have put in the past 5 months in the weight room and in the classroom, I and our coaches, are very excited to see this journey begin. Our goal for the next month is to simply compete each day and improve. If we can approach each practice with that mentality, we will mold ourselves into a formidable team that 5A will have to be ready for.
Be sure to see the calendar for the next several months as we are going to be very busy. Spring practice begins this week on May 28, 29, and 30th. Players should be ready to go directly after school in shorts, shirts, and cleats. We have 3-4 practices each week for the next three weeks in preparation for the annual Linfield Team Camp. The practices on June 10, 12, and 14th will be done in Shoulder Pads and Helmets and are required for any player going to Linfield per OSAA regulations. Gear will be checked out through MVHS the previous week. We have also reserved a bus for the trip to Linfield. Cost will be $25 and should be made out to MVHS Booster Club.
Two other important events we have coming up:
1) The 19th annual “Scrimmage on the Links” golf tournament at Lost Tracks Country Club on June 1 at 7:30. If you are interested in a 4some, go to Scrimmageonthelinks.com and send me a quick email. It is a great tournament that benefits all three programs in Bend.
2) The 18th annual “Air Raid” passing tournament at MVHS on June 8th and 9th. Teams from all over Oregon will come to Mt. View for two days of great competition. (See the schedule by clicking here.)
We have always challenged our players to be totally prepared for each season come August and September. We now hit a critical time in that preparation. I am excited to get this season started and am looking forward to that Journey!