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DUBLIN – “The players that are on the varsity program right now have taken ownership of the program. That’s the attitude we need them to have if we want to see success,” said Pulaski County High School Head Football Coach Jack Turner.
“We want to make sure the younger players see that, and that they get a chance to see the hard work that you have to put in to be successful at this level.”
With that in mind, the Pulaski County High School Cougar Football program is inviting all upcoming Pulaski County recreation league and middle school football players to come up to the Louisa P. Chrisley Field House on Wednesday July 23 for a day with the Cougars, as they hold their third annual Cougar Football Basic Skills Clinic
At 4 p.m., the varsity football team will be on the mat in the weight room. They will begin their workout, and everyone is welcome to come up and watch. Players and parents alike will be impressed at the work put in by these young men as they prepare for the 2008 season, which is set to kick off in just over a week with the start of two-a-day practices.
All players and parents will be given the chance to tour the Cougar locker room and the rest of the field house during the workout. At 5:20 the younger players will be taken outside and stretched. At 5:30, the 2008 version of “The Pride of Pulaski County” will take the field, along with the younger players and the Cougar coaching staff, to go through drills and exercises. Their will be emphasis put on basics such as stance, alignment, and proper ball handling skills, as the rec players will work side by side with the players from the varsity team.
“A lot of the kids playing rec league ball and middle school ball right now are the kids of people that went to school when I did,” said Coach Turner. “We want them to understand that this is their program, and it’s success or failure depends on the amount of work that WE put into it. I know there are a lot of talented kids coming up through the program, and we’re excited about the future.”
Coach Turner went on to stress another reason that he wants to meet with all of the younger players. “We have to let these kids know that no matter how talented they are, they have to be eligible to play sports if they want to play. There is a whole lot more to that than just being in good shape, running fast, and being strong. You have to perform in the classroom, and you have to be a good citizen. That means not going out and doing things to get in trouble. That means doing your homework and passing your tests. All of those things are important. Nubian Peak, our running back that has committed to play for Virginia Tech, isn’t going to Tech just because he can run fast. He’s going because he can run fast AND because of his grades and behavior. The kids need to know that.”
Again, players and parents are welcome to be at the field house starting at 4 p.m., and the players will be moved out to the practice field at 5:20 p.m. to get ready. Parents are welcome to stay and watch and take pictures during the event. At the end of the clinic, Coach Turner will be talking to all of the players, and then any recreation league coach who wishes can take some time to talk to his team about the upcoming season.
There is no charge for this clinic. Any recreation league coaches who can attend are ask too, and if they have any youth footballs for your age group we ask that you bring those and keep track of them during the event. For more information, contact David “Cougar Dave” Gravely at cougardave23@comcast.net.

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Cougar Football working on foundation

DUBLIN – “The players that are on the varsity program right now have taken ownership of the program. That’s the attitude we need them to have if we want to see success,” said Pulaski County High School Head Football Coach Jack Turner.
“We want to make sure the younger players see that, and that they get a chance to see the hard work that you have to put in to be successful at this level.”
With that in mind, the Pulaski County High School Cougar Football program is inviting all upcoming Pulaski County recreation league and middle school football players to come up to the Louisa P. Chrisley Field House on Wednesday July 23 for a day with the Cougars, as they hold their third annual Cougar Football Basic Skills Clinic
At 4 p.m., the varsity football team will be on the mat in the weight room. They will begin their workout, and everyone is welcome to come up and watch. Players and parents alike will be impressed at the work put in by these young men as they prepare for the 2008 season, which is set to kick off in just over a week with the start of two-a-day practices.
All players and parents will be given the chance to tour the Cougar locker room and the rest of the field house during the workout. At 5:20 the younger players will be taken outside and stretched. At 5:30, the 2008 version of “The Pride of Pulaski County” will take the field, along with the younger players and the Cougar coaching staff, to go through drills and exercises. Their will be emphasis put on basics such as stance, alignment, and proper ball handling skills, as the rec players will work side by side with the players from the varsity team.
“A lot of the kids playing rec league ball and middle school ball right now are the kids of people that went to school when I did,” said Coach Turner. “We want them to understand that this is their program, and it’s success or failure depends on the amount of work that WE put into it. I know there are a lot of talented kids coming up through the program, and we’re excited about the future.”
Coach Turner went on to stress another reason that he wants to meet with all of the younger players. “We have to let these kids know that no matter how talented they are, they have to be eligible to play sports if they want to play. There is a whole lot more to that than just being in good shape, running fast, and being strong. You have to perform in the classroom, and you have to be a good citizen. That means not going out and doing things to get in trouble. That means doing your homework and passing your tests. All of those things are important. Nubian Peak, our running back that has committed to play for Virginia Tech, isn’t going to Tech just because he can run fast. He’s going because he can run fast AND because of his grades and behavior. The kids need to know that.”
Again, players and parents are welcome to be at the field house starting at 4 p.m., and the players will be moved out to the practice field at 5:20 p.m. to get ready. Parents are welcome to stay and watch and take pictures during the event. At the end of the clinic, Coach Turner will be talking to all of the players, and then any recreation league coach who wishes can take some time to talk to his team about the upcoming season.
There is no charge for this clinic. Any recreation league coaches who can attend are ask too, and if they have any youth footballs for your age group we ask that you bring those and keep track of them during the event. For more information, contact David “Cougar Dave” Gravely at cougardave23@comcast.net.

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