Heat Acclimation week for Varsity and JV players is scheduled for August 10th through August 14th from 5-8pm at the High School practice field. All players MUST complete 5 days IN A ROW of heat acclimation per PIAA rules in order to be eligible to participate on the team. If a player misses a day, they will reset to day 1 and will need to complete 5 days in a row. It is extremely important for all players to make every effort to get their heat acclimation complete during the scheduled week!!
The Beaver Gridiron Squad travelled to Corry, PA on July 25th to participate in the area’s largest 7 on 7 tournament and Big Man Challenge. 24 schools from across the state participated. The Beaver’s skill players went 2-3 in the competition losing in the second round of the championship bracket by 1 point. There were plenty of bright spots as the Beavers drove the ball well against the opponents, and there were also ample teaching opportunities for Coach Frank Varsichetti as the young offense continues to develop.
In the Big Man Challenge, the Beavers Big Fellas proved they are ready for the upcoming season. Events for the big men included truck pull, tire flip, heavy stone throw, bench press, obstacle course, tug of war and sled push. The Beaver squad sent 5 linemen to the show, and they finished 7th in the overall team competition. Individual highlights included Ryan Pasternak taking 1st place in the tire flip and Dom Foradora making a run in the bench press competition.
Impact testing for fall sports athletes will be done at the middle school and high school on the following dates and times:
HIGH SCHOOL – Aug. 5 and 6 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Aug. 11, 12 and 13 at 11 a.m. and noon.
MIDDLE SCHOOL – Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Aug. 11, 12 and 13 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Those student/athletes needing testing include all those entering 7th, 9th and 11th grades and any new student/athlete who has not been tested with the school.
Please either sign-up at the respective school or call to be put on a list.
Any questions should be directed to Mike Erickson at the high school at 375-9457 or Chuck Ferra at the middle school at 372-2417.
June is behind us and the 2015 football season edges ever closer, but there are those individuals – special ones – the ones who believe football season never ends but rather enters into another phase called training and preparation. Summer workouts fill the weight room with the smell of sweat, steel and pure determination. On field installs and 7 on 7’s churn up the inner demons waiting to be unleashed on the opponents this fall… they fight to keep them at bay, feed them with weights, adrenaline and anticipation…soon my friends, soon!