Football season arrives in steps but the training is pretty much a year round effort. Monday marked the end of the "dead period" here in California where high school teams aren't allowed to practice with footballs or equipment. Up until this point, it's just been a whole lot of weight lifting and conditioning. Fun, I know.
The players spent the first 1.5-2 hours cycling through lifting stations before they hit the convection oven of a turf field to finish up the last two hours of practice. Good thing my mom wouldn't let me play football!