On Saturday the 19th, Coach Strong hosted a "Strong Women Love Football" clinic at the B&W Club. My Mom and I attended not really knowing what to expect, but we wanted to be involved. It was well worth our time, money and sweat!
All of the coaches got up and addressed the crowd of at least 250 women. Several players were there: Vic Anderson, Douglas Beaumont (his mom was there too!), Justin Burke (and his mom), Adam Froman, Rodney Gnat and Troy Pascley. There was a players' panel where we could ask questions followed by a wives' panel led by Victoria Strong. The two QBs taught us the four snap counts. I will never complain about our guys and an off sides call again... these counts are insane! We learned the "football stance". Then, after lunch and a tour of the complex, we went out onto the field and ran drills. The coaches were not shy about getting in your face if you messed up either! Coach Carter gave me crap about having on make-up.
My only gripe: no media coverage. This should have definitely been on the news, in the paper, something. I've never had so much fun learning something... ever!
I STRONGly encourage all Cardinal Women to go to this next year. It can only get better as time goes on. And for those who are skeptical about getting out on the field, if you didn't want to participate, you did not have to do so.
To say that I am excited about the upcoming football season is an understatement! The entire coaching staff is positive and ready to go. They reinforced the kickoff date several times and all of them are aware of how big of a game it is. I cannot wait to see the difference on the field from last season to this season. You can already feel it in the air.