well, we wrapped a solid season for the oldest this year, some minor bumps and bruises, but not what went down last season. Varsity squad finished the regular season 9-0 and won the first round of the state playoffs. He was excited and had a good time this year, finally.... well, during the off-season he's been hittin the weights hard and gaining some weight and getting taller, he's already as tall as I am, by end of school year he should have me by an inch or so. as long as he packs on his typical 20+ lbs per year he'll be in biz. He's shooting for 30 though which should have him over 6-1 and up to about 175-180 by the time the season begins. Nice size for a Junior.
This weekend he started with a new QB coach, guy named Jeff Christensen (drafted by cinci back in the early 80's). If you don't believe he's the best in the country just ask him, he will definitely tell you he is. He is one arrogant ass, but he has the resume to back up his claims and once you've been around him a little he's a likeable guy, easy to get the wrong impression from him though if you don't give him a chance. Son likes that he doesn't pull punches, if you suck he flat out tells you "that sucked. how did I tell you to do it?". He does work with Pro QB's like Garoppolo, Cousins, Siemian, Osweiler, Tannehill and others. I won't lie, the dude is good. On day one he RIPPED my sons throwing mechanics apart, he's tearing him down and changing literally everything. from the grip on the ball to the ball placement while he's making his dropback, foot positioning before/during/after the throw, arm motion, upper body placement and follow through. should make the kid MUCH more deadly this season as long as he sticks with the program and keeps working it. he's also signed up for an indoor 7-on-7 program to help keep these new skills sharp as his HS summer camp near (first week of june)
Youngest boy had a bit rougher of a season. we moved up to the next weight class this season and the team I drafted was predominately 6th graders, of the 20 on the team there were only five 7th grade boys. So we were young but we still fought hard and made the first round of the playoffs but got beat in the first round by the eventual championship winner. Important thing though was that we all had a ton of fun and he's excited to play next season, though he wants to start transitioning to a WR instead of QB. This isn't a skill I can teach him, but he already has good hands he just needs to know how to run routes and start learning the finer points of the position. we will likley send him to the same academy as his big brother since WR training is only $20/session (~2.5hrs). It was a fun year.
I feel blessed that I am able to do these things with them and for them.