The QB Shootout and Battle in the Pit returned to Central Florida Christian Academy for a third year Saturday, July 15.
“Being the third year, it’s been actually a step up,” Lo Wood, CEO and president of Excel Speed and Fitness Training LLC, said. “The reason I say step up is because of the amount of support that we received from the church this year … to bless the camp. That’s a step up because we didn’t do that the last two years.”
With more than 200 athletes participating this year, there were 21 coaches pouring their knowledge of the game into the young minds not only about what it means to be a good football players on the field but also about how to be great players in the mental aspect of the game.
“We had an hour presentation from the coaches who poured into the kids mentally teaching them things they can take with them to implement for the rest of their lives,” Wood said. “Then, we practice the drills and the skills.”
The QB Shootout and the Battle in the Pit presents an opportunity for athletes in the area who are interested in bettering their playing skills and learning from top-notch coaches. However, there is one thing that every athlete was expected to learn before the training sessions were over, and that is hard work equals fun.
“We ask them to take one thing from each and every one of their coaches,” Wood said. “And that is: hard work equals fun, because there is no fun in losing.”