Friday. Finally the end of the week. The attitudes and the energy are riding high. Kids are working through the soreness and starting to feel like human beings again. Friday. This was a special day for me. Tiger Tradition Day. Until the admins told us we couldn’t use our stadium due to grounds-keeping concerns, we did the Hell Week Friday at Otto Unruh Stadium. I think we lost something magical when we quit running this first Friday workout at the stadium. If I had to do it all over again, I would have never asked the admins for permission to use stadium facility. Shoot first and ask questions later.
The goal of Hell Week Friday was to remind the athletes they are part of something bigger than themselves, part of something a century old and something important to our community. Part I of this Hell Week Friday post will cover the fan and community part of the Tiger Tradition and how we fit into the fabric of life in Clay County . Part II will cover the historical part of the Tiger Tradition and its 100+ seasons of high school football.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do the right thing once in a while; you do things right all the time. Winning is a habit.” -Vince Lombardi
6:30 -6:40 Stretch Runs
6:40-7:30 Tiger Tradition
I. FANS – Otto Unruh Stadium seats
A. Expectations and community pride
1. Fans, parents, relatives want to see you do well, everyone wants us to be successful.
2. Strong community sense of pride in this school’s athletic programs.
10 Stair Sprints – sprint up, walk down.
B. Entertainment and Social Importance
1. Friday night in America – CC true to this mantra.
2. WE are the most important thing on Friday nights in this town.
Families, friends all gather to celebrate Tiger football…Let’s give them the best damn show EVERY Friday night. Let’s let our families and friends to have something to BRAG about and be PROUD of.
5 minutes of stadium stairs
II. Hold the Rope
A. This is OUR HOUSE, this is OUR TURF! We will crank it up an extra notch at home.
B. Where do you want to fit into the Tiger Tradition? Who in this group is going to Hold the Rope?
Coach Lane reads Hold the Rope while 10 min. Chain Wall Sit across stadium wall.
III. Breakdown – 50 yard line
Imagine: Friday night in Clay Center, America. Walk as team to north endzone.
100 yard flip hip sprint to north end.
100 yard bear crawl back and touch the sign