Preserving America's Favorite Sport

B2G introduces its underclassmen showcase, and why they're important...

7-on-7 tournaments for traveling teams have exploded on the scene. They are fun and a huge ego boost for the winners but they are like junk food. Too much of it is bad for you in the long run. B2G has enjoyed a few with Team B2G having won back to back Badger New Level Tournament Championships in Las Vegas and recently at the IMG Madden 7-on-7 in Redondo. Few truly understand that the secret behind our success is the preparation done at our Instinct Training.

It must not be forgotten that prep players, despite what is said of them on the Internet, have way too much to learn before they can even match the football IQ of even college bench warmers. B2G receives calls weekly to bring our players to different tournaments. We usually decline because more travel and more games leave less time for individual practice, skill instruction, and athletic development.

From what we've noticed, most other groups that form teams don't do enough to prepare and nurture the talent of their young players. There seems to be no hesitation to replace an under-performing player with another recently discovered top talent. I encourage other organizations to take the stance of not allowing pride to get in the way of teaching what is needed for young players to grow and succeed.  Keep tournaments to a minimum.

The Coaches Dilemma

Talent wins games, so college coaches recruit talent. Therefore, head coaches hire assistants who can recruit talent while long term player development becomes a low priority. Most Division I, as well as high school coaches, don't have time to tutor players individually and prepare them for the next level. They have so much pressure on them to win right now or they could quickly find themselves out the door.

Because the NCAA and high school rules limit off-season practice time, strength and conditioning programs are relied upon heavily to prepare players. During the season the majority of time is spent scheming for the next opponent and installing an overall game plan. The result is a large supply of talent moving on to college and the NFL with underdeveloped skills.

The Answer

Get back to basics.  It's time that skill training become as big a priority to off-season programs as strength & conditioning. If it can't come from their school then there needs to be more affordable resources for tutoring young football players.

Players and their parents also need help with recruiting and it would be ideal if every high school head coach had a dedicated recruiting coordinator on his staff to handle the task. This person would be proactive with providing college coaches with game film, transcripts and scheduling visits to university campuses. The recruiting coordinator would also be in charge of educating families on the whole recruiting process so they don't waste their time attending events with little to no benefit to the participants.

A Viable Solution

To be the best you must know your body's strengths and weaknesses.   You must know how to properly train.  B2G Sports is more capable than ever to help athletes succeed since teaming up with OptimisCorp, a company staffed with renowned experts in the medical field - they are physicians, physical therapists and psychologists dedicated to the science of health, movement and function.

Their athletic division, known as OptimisSport, specializes in improving function and performance related to your ability to move. They can fully evaluate how you move, identify muscles that may be weak, and pinpoint motions in your joints or muscles that may lack normal flexibility. Performing these movements in a less than optimal manner might predispose you to injury.

Every program in OptimisSport is based upon sound, scientific data conducted by top industry researchers and experts.
 
Beginning in May 2012, football players who participate in Instinct Training will have access to:
 
1) Targeted Testing - Assesses ability to perform at high levels and participate injury-free through a series of 10 specific tests grouped into two categories: sport and position.

2) Relevant Results - Generate 3 scores: sport specific, position specific and total. 

3) Expert Education - Provides custom drills and exercises based upon individual test results and respective areas of need to reduce the likelihood of injury and maximize performance.

4) Captivating Content - Video libraries, blogs, and training calendars that serve as a guide through daily workouts and competitions.

5) Identifiable Improvement - Track and measure progress through multiple tests over time.

The Next Opportunity

UNDERCLASSMEN SHOWCASE

Enjoy the B2G experience at our Underclassmen Showcases. Financial Hardship Scholarships are now being offered for these events.

Below are new dates and locations for the upcoming Underclassmen Showcase. The Northern California and San Diego Showcases will only feature High School prospects. Please review and remember to sign up TODAY!
 
Showcase Locations and Dates:

New Date: April 28-29: L.A. Valley College (Los Angeles)*    

May 5-6: Diablo Valley College (Northern California)

New Locations: May 12-13: Mission Hills High School (San Diego)
 
*The youth session will only take place in Los Angeles

Register at www.B2GSports.com

 


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