The entire coaching staff will return to work on August 2nd and our preparations for 2K10 will find an accelerated gear. We anticipate around 150 athletes reporting to summer camp this August. This will be our biggest group since 2005. That was our last Playoff Year so I hope it is a formula that will work for us again. It is not about the numbers, but rather the players who are in the group that will determine our success. Despite the numbers there are some big openings that will have to be filled for us to be successful in the fall. An improved returner or newcomer who is physically and mentally ready for the college game will have some great windows of opportunity. Things have to happen quick in camp, the first impression an athlete makes is important in this setting. There has been a core group of kids who have stayed local, and in Division III you have to hope the work of those kids away from campus has matched that of the athletes who are around campus on a daily basis.
The ODAC press day this year has been replaced by a conference call the morning of Friday August 6th. This will be a good format and will open up the ODAC coaches and a selected player to a lot of media markets who would or could not travel to Salem to discuss Conference football. BC is scheduled first out of the block at 9:00 am. On that day we will have a more detailed pre-season prospectus to deliver and discuss. I was asked to Speak at the Shenandoah Valley Sports Club for their initial program of the season on Thursday, August 12th. Details will follow on the event and if you are local we would love to have you join us that evening.
Congrats to Ben Taylor who helped us the past two years coaching our Inside LBs. He was hired as a teacher and coach at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Virginia. Andrew Keller their principal is a BC guy and they got a good one in Ben.
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