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Offline Madared

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #510 on: August 15, 2017, 12:09:17 pm »
Most of the mileage timed running tests are done in one run. 

I have never heard of stopping between miles, but you never know....

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #511 on: August 15, 2017, 08:38:23 pm »
For my D3 kid, Day 1 was move in, meeting with trainer, baseline concussion testing, team meetings.  Day 2 started bright and early with fitness test, and then the rest of pre-season was all soccer, two-a-days, with several scrimmages with local area teams. 

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #512 on: August 15, 2017, 10:19:30 pm »
Most of the mileage timed running tests are done in one run. 

I have never heard of stopping between miles, but you never know....

My understanding is that RPI's test is a two mile run in 12 minutes followed by a 15 minute break, then a one mile run in six minutes.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #513 on: August 18, 2017, 09:39:39 am »
OK.  Son reported back from first day fitness test.  He did his 2 miles in 12:33.  Only 6 players did under 12.  He said he beat all freshmen.  He is recovering from an ankle sprain and didn't get clearance to run until two weeks ago.  So this is not bad.  Those with knowledge of D3 programs is this good or coach views this as "the kid didn't put in the work in summer"?  Just a worried mom.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #514 on: August 18, 2017, 09:53:28 am »
OK.  Son reported back from first day fitness test.  He did his 2 miles in 12:33.  Only 6 players did under 12.  He said he beat all freshmen.  He is recovering from an ankle sprain and didn't get clearance to run until two weeks ago.  So this is not bad.  Those with knowledge of D3 programs is this good or coach views this as "the kid didn't put in the work in summer"?  Just a worried mom.

What are you worried about exactly? Sounds like everything is going fine.
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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #515 on: August 18, 2017, 10:04:50 am »
OK.  Son reported back from first day fitness test.  He did his 2 miles in 12:33.  Only 6 players did under 12.  He said he beat all freshmen.  He is recovering from an ankle sprain and didn't get clearance to run until two weeks ago.  So this is not bad.  Those with knowledge of D3 programs is this good or coach views this as "the kid didn't put in the work in summer"?  Just a worried mom.

What are you worried about exactly? Sounds like everything is going fine.

12:33 is good for a Freshperson.
Now he just has to compete and make early impression in preseason when playing games and practices.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #516 on: August 18, 2017, 11:49:57 am »
The timed run is simply a measure of aerobic fitness coming into the preseason.  Most coaches have their own individual and subjective view of the relative importance of each athlete's performance.  Established star players (returning sophomores, juniors and seniors who have already played at a high level) tend to be treated with a little more leniency than do non-established players. 

Incoming freshmen can be all over the map, but it's generally taken by the coach as an encouraging sign when a freshman arrives at a good level of fitness, which it sounds like Sokermom's son is.  Nonetheless, the individual player's skill level and competitiveness on the field will be weighed far more heavily than fitness when it comes to playing time, etc.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #517 on: August 18, 2017, 11:57:46 am »
OK.  Son reported back from first day fitness test.  He did his 2 miles in 12:33.  Only 6 players did under 12.  He said he beat all freshmen.  He is recovering from an ankle sprain and didn't get clearance to run until two weeks ago.  So this is not bad.  Those with knowledge of D3 programs is this good or coach views this as "the kid didn't put in the work in summer"?  Just a worried mom.

What are you worried about exactly? Sounds like everything is going fine.

12:33 is good for a Freshperson.
Now he just has to compete and make early impression in preseason when playing games and practices.

Agreed with Saint of Old on this one. For a frosh 12:33 is acceptable but if only 6 players beat 12:00 this teams fitness is NOT great. Either the players slacked this off-season or there have been serious injuries. Ideally, every player should beat 12 except Frosh and GK's. This team might need 2-3 weeks to get into playing shape so do not be surprised if this team struggles early. I will say the coach will be very disappointed with only 6 players beating 12. Saint of Old is also correct that now he needs to prove himself on the field....I'll offer 1 free piece of advice...If you want to really stand out as a Frosh and open the coaches eyes besides proving he is a skilled player against the upperclassman....CRUNCHING TACKLE......If your kid STICKS an upperclassman, tackles not injures, and repeats it that will show the coach his toughness and show him that your son is a tough, physical kid that is not afraid of anyone on the field.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #518 on: August 18, 2017, 12:12:20 pm »
@Saint of the Old, @truenorth, @mr. right, thanks for the feedback.  Noted and got it.