|Is junior year too late to start playing high school football?|
I am 5'10'' and have a decent 40yd dash time of 4.9 seconds. I also have good a good vertical leap. The thing is that i am a joke in the wieght room. I can only bench about 105lbs for reps and i am basicly bad at all upper body lifts. I have good leg strength though and can squat a good amount. Am i too weak to play and is it too late in 11th grade?
no, not at all........
its never too late to start something new! good luck! =))
no just do it and after playing it for a while you'll get used to it and so will your body.
I'm sure it's never too late. You can still put it on your college applications too!
no its not to late, but you have a lot of work to do
never too late. I have coached seniors that didn't play until that year.
definately not too late, keep working in the wieght room, that will come with persistence and hard work. Not every guy on the team has to be able to bench 300. There is more to the game than how strong you are.
No it's not too late. One boy at our school started football when he was a senior and made starting CB on varsity. He was just about the same weight and height as you and he benched just about as much.
I started playing football my junior year. Depending on your coach, it couldn't be a huge problem. As for the weight room, just do what you can and you'll eventually work your way up.
Its never too late to start. As a junior you may spend time on the JV. Don't consider this an insult. Its a great opportunity to learn the game and get stronger. Why do you think that there are Red Shirts in college. Some guys come out of HS being gifted athletes but need to get bigger, stronger and faster. So a junior just starting out is ok. Definitely hit the gym more and talk to your strength and conditioning coach about requirements. Also consider the position you want to play. Defensively I would suggest safety, you don't have the speed for a CB and the upper body for LB or DL. Take it slow and look into some natural supplements to help you make the gains that you need. Good luck.
No man go for it. My senior year i was 5'10 145lbs i ran a 4.6 forty and i could only put 135lbs up like twice. I made first team all conference defense and honerable mention offense. Just work hard and leave everything on the field... when your 21 like me and out of highschool you can honestly look back at your football career and have no regrets even if you never play at least you gave it your all and their was nothing more that could've been asked of you. Good luck man.
Don't plan on playing much....there are plenty of guys who have spent lots more time preparing, and a coach's loyalty should be to those who have put forth the effort to be players. If you can accept that you will hold bags and be cannon fodder for 2 years, you can become a member of a group who ideally should put the whole group 1st and the individual 2nd. Your job might end up being the guy who preps the starters to play thier best. In that way you can be of great value to a team...but not if you are going to be pissy and angry about not having playing time, because in all likelyhood you will seldom if ever see the field.
Its never to late the only problem is that youll have to work way harder than all the players who have been playing since freshman year
its not too late and you arent too weak to play. there are positions for everyone in football. you just need to show your coach that you are really committed and you need to work your tail off to get respect. you may be stuck on the bench but if you work hard maybe next year you can play receiver, corner, kicker, etc.
It is if you are in your Junior year of College
Well if i were your coach i would put you as a 2nd string Free safety on JV. A free safety coveres over the top. not strong enough to blizt really, great speed to help the corners. you would be good for when the other teams is going for it all with 4 seconds on the clock 4th and forever and need a TD to win. i would throw you in there as a 5th D back.....just knock the ball to the ground.
NO I`VE KNOWN A FEW THAT DIDN`T PLAY UNTIL THEN AND SOME OTHERS THAT DIDN`T PLAY UNTIL THIER SEINOR YR
well you have all summer to hit the weights and get stronger, the only way you can improve in the weight room is to be in there working on your upperbody. its not to late to play, and you should play, just do your best and try to make yourself noticable to the coaches and you'll get playing time, work hard and know the plays and you'll do fine
well kid i've got some good news . hall of fame linebacker lawerence taylor of the new york giants didnt play high school ball untill his senior year after his high school coach saw him walking down the hall and praise how big he was. and if i might add, he earn a scholarship to the university of north carolina and is a hall of famer there and had great year's there at giants organization. in a interview he says he could'nt lift a hundred pounds his first day a practice but dedication aided him to all state honors and a scholarship at a division one school. keep ya head stay focus on your goals and dominate your destiny. like my coach says stay low keep them feet movin'!
It is never too late! The only thing you have to extra hard to built your upperbody. Cut 3 hundreth of a second and you're in business.
If you are a good athlete then it isn't too late. I would say maybe wide receiver or defensive back would be your thing.