The Turnaround by Jason Strunk: Week 2 Underway

the turnaroundLubbock Westerners after weight room workout on Monday.

by Jason Strunk
Lubbock High School Head Football Coach
Follow @WestTXCoach

Respect the process. It’s what I have been saying all camp. If you respect the process, you will succeed. There is no time to complain or feel sorry for yourself.
There is no time to have bad attitudes about the work you need to put in. I have zero desire to back off of my expectations or demands during practice. So, at the end of the day, respect the process and do what you must do to succeed! If we all do that it means we have a team.

There aren’t many people who can handle the demands of football. There is time
commitment. There are physical demands. The mental demands are just as rigorous as
the physical demands. You need to be mentally tough. This is not a game for the weak
or the weak minded. There is a a reason there are only 200 players on the field at
practice and not 2,000: this game isn’t cut out for everyone.

Football takes a special breed. You need to answer the bell every day. If not, you get chewed-up and spit-out. That’s why when it’s all said and done you need to respect the process of what we do because there aren’t many who can. Embrace it and embrace being a football player. Period…The End.

Monday

Great Monday! I don’t think there are many teams who have Monday practices like we have. It is tough. Seriously, I have been around football a long time, I know a tough practice when I see it. I demand a lot of these guys on Mondays. It’s nonstop reception of plays and conditioning. I developed this back in 2008 and I have stuck
with it. If my former players from Plant City are reading this they are probably having flashbacks to Monday’s back in 2008. Sorry, fellas but you know this system
works!

Anyway, the Westerners did well today. They handled it and respected the process of
Monday. No complaining. All business, just the way I like it.

Tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow is a new day to get better.

Until tomorrow… FIO.

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.