We officially begin every season with a week of bootcamp. This is a week of grueling workouts that not only challenge our players physically, but more-so it challenges them mentally. We want to finish the duration with a better focus and more awareness in the face of fatigue and adversity. Most guys come into this week ready to show the coaches and their teammates how prepared they are physically, but they soon realize that they can't do it alone.
EVERYONE QUICKLY REALIZES THAT THEY MUST LEAN ON THEIR TEAMMATES FOR ENDURANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO OVERCOME EVERY CHALLENGE.
By the end of this week something amazing happens. Leaders step up and their teammates follow. They slowly begin to realize that the pain their bodies feel is actually the fuel that is bringing them closer together as a group. They can no longer rely on themselves and they must continue to strengthen their relationships with their teammates. The more they struggle, the more they cry, and the more they overcome - the more they become a family.
During the season when challenges arise and adversity strikes, the week of bootcamp will be in the forefront of our minds. We will remember the lessons we learned and the importance of relying on each other for strength. There will come a time when someone wants to throw in the towel, but his teammate won't let him. We've been through too much together to give up. Teams come and go, but families are forever.