In sports, it’s true – preparation is half the battle. Professional leagues like the NFL have systems to get players dialed in and ready to play for their weekly game. They hold team meetings, watch game film as a group and even spend time together through team-building exercises.
This level of commitment applies to the varsity and younger age groups at the local level. There’s no doubt that Cornwall Wildcats take their football seriously, as they do what the pros do.
In April, the varsity team took 65 players on a 2-day team-building mini-camp in Rigaud, Quebec where players got to know one another on both a personal and athletic level – the players even stayed overnight! They had group meetings, they watched game film and they practiced together outdoors for 2 full days, while their coaches prepared them for a challenging season ahead.
As a sports enthusiast, I have to say it’s an incredible thing to foster that kind of team spirit to build comradery with one another. These types of experiences are few and far between and help prepare players for future success on and off the field.
With Week 1 quickly approaching with their first game on the road against the Burlington Stampeders, the Wildcats will be ready to face the team currently ranked in the preseason power rankings as 6th.
The Wildcats are currently ranked in 8th place but plan to finish strong by the end of the season.
Hats off to the coaches, support staff, and this incredible organization for preparing these kids for the future!