Off-Season Schedule and Important Dates - Updated 2/19/18
2/6/18 Tuesday – Start of 3 days a week training – T/W/TH
Training is underway and so far we have had a pretty good turnout of boys but we are still missing a lot of players, especially the intermediate boys. In order for us to be a successful program we need to encourage our kids to attend as often as possible and continue to make important gains in the off-season. Now that many of the winter sports are complete, I hope that we can get an even bigger group to the workouts.
- Individual position work will start via position coaches’ discretion. Possible Sunday clinics at Damien time and dates TBD.
- There will be an increase in workouts as we approach Spring Ball to include speed training and on field activity.
SPRING FOOTBALL DATES:
5/1/2018 - Parent meeting - All levels - 6 pm in the Cafeteria.
5/1/18 Tuesday – (Session 1 – Varsity only) First day Spring Ball tryouts, first session will consist of 5 days. 5/1, 5/3, 5/8-5/10. All practices are 430 – 630pm
– (Session 2) Spring Ball tryouts 5/14-5/18 (Varsity only). 430 - 630pm
– (Session 3) Spring Ball tryouts 5/21-5/28 (Intermediate and Varsity). 315-515pm (Int.), 430 - 630pm(Vars.)
5/28-6/1 Mon-Fri. – Weight room available but not mandatory due to finals week – 3-7pm
6/4 Tuesday – Start of Summer training – Intermediate and Varsity 3-630pm, summer training includes weight lifting, speed training, individual position work, meeting (play installation and film work) and team drills.
6/23 - Saturday - Damien Football Car Wash (7-3pm) All-players. Car wash is from 8-2pm
7/16 - Conditioning week - Varsity - Helmets, Shells
7/23 - Hell week - 2-a-days
7/28 Control scrimmage vs. Waipahu @ 6pm @ Waipahu
8/27-9-2 - Varsity only - Spokane Trip
8/31 - Game vs. Mount Spokane
Player Expectations during the off-season: This is very simple, players are expected to participate in another sport (track, baseball, judo, etc.) or workout and train as a team and participate in individual skill development workouts when they are scheduled. They can also do any extra work they choose to, as long as they are communicating their intentions with the coaching staff.
**Another major focus should be on Academics and making sure they don’t only stay eligible but to increase their GPA as much as possible during this period, especially if not in another sport.
- Mahalo Coach Eddie Klaneski