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Personal Trainers for High School Football

The economy may be bad, but if you want to win high school football games, you have to cough up some money.

I love high school football.  It seems that our high school teams do well locally, but when they have to play other teams out of state, they get creamed.  

I did a little research and found something interesting.  If you want to be big winners at high school football, you have to hire a full-time personal trainer to condition the atheletes.

Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas for example all hire personal trainers to train the players at the high school level.  Coaches know how to write plays, teach fundamentals and motivate players.  However, most high school football coaches don't know what personal trainers know.  In fact, in some cases, they do more harm than good.

I understand the economy is bad and hiring a professional trainer may not be in the budget.  I guess it just depends on how badly we want to win.  

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Jim Frain August 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Rich, I appreciate your efforts with the Patch, but never quite know if you are totally serious with your comments. Personal trainers for high school football players? Male Teachers Only Elementary Schools and Female Teachers Only Elementary Schools? Really?
Rich Pope August 20, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Jim, 99.9 times out of 100 I'm not serious at all. But you are the first person besides Jordan our editor who has caught on. LOL. Anyone who knows me personally knows I'm a middle-aged violin maker who wouldn't hurt a fly.
Jim Frain August 20, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Cool Rich...I enjoy "both sides of you"!
Jordan Lanham August 20, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Thank you both for contributing to and commenting on O'Fallon Patch!

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