Hey all, I bet you thought this was about something else...
Okay, here's the situation. I was recently approached to try out for a semi-pro / amateur football team. I work at the same place as the owner and she said I should try out next year. The tryouts are in April of 2006. The team is part of the Empire Football League, a regional league that includes teams from New York State and parts of Canada. Their link is here:
Here's the thing: I haven't played ball in over a decade, I'm now 30 years old, and I want to try out for a position I have never played before.
Perhaps I'm crazy, maybe I've seen "The Waterboy" one too many times, I don't know, but I do know that if I have a chance to play ball again, I'm going to take it. For the record, I played Defensive Back and am now interested in possibly playing Outside Linebacker.
My question is where do I start? I've got nine months to prepare for tryouts. Tryouts are in April but the season goes from July to October.
I'm currently 5'10", 195lbs, and have no idea what my 40 is. I would like to put on some size, increase my strength, and increase my speed, especially starting strength and explosivness.
I was thinking of doing CW's ABBH I and II along with a mass-gaining diet to put on some size while building strength, followed by DeFranco's WSB and WSB II programs to increase strength, speed, and work on specific agility drills. I'm also planning on incorporating some Renegade Training into the mix.
What do you guys and gals think? Any suggestions? Also, how should I go about learning LB strategies and techniques before tryouts?
Thank you all for your time, and I hope I can get some good responses to this. If you need me to elaborate on anything, let me know.