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2019 Off-Season Program FAQ’s


What is the USC Football Summer Strength and Conditioning Program?

Our summer conditioning program is designed to give our incoming players grades 7-12 an opportunity to lift, condition, and work on football skill development as a team. It is a vital part of building team chemistry and making sure our players are ready for the fall.


What are the summer workout dates and times?

Our summer conditioning program runs from June 17th to July 26th. Training will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the week. There will also be 7 on 7 workouts for the skill positions grades 10-12 during the summer (check the calendar for details). Workouts will be held from 9:30-11:15 on those days. There will be no workouts from July 1st-July 5th.


What grades are eligible to attend the summer conditioning program?

Our summer conditioning program is open to all incoming players grades 7-12. While they will report at the same time for workouts Grades 7-9 will train separately from the varsity players grades 10-12. With grades 7-9 we will focus on the fundamentals of lifting weights and on field skill development.


How much does it cost to enroll my son in the summer football conditioning program?

The cost for the summer program is $135. You can register for the summer program by clicking here.


If my son is in High School can my son participate in football conditioning and the school’s summer physical education classes?

Due to the time conflict with our summer conditioning program, it is our strong recommendation that your son does not take phys ed classes in the summer.


What weeks should I plan for my family vacation?

There will be no summer conditioning scheduled for the week of June 30th-July 7th as well as July 28th-August 4th. We strongly encourage families to schedule vacations and college visits during these two weeks.


What if our family vacation does not fall on the dates set by the football program?

If your son will be missing summer workouts due to a family vacation outside of the football vacation weeks please contact Coach Junko directly. We strongly encourage that all vacations not take place after August 5th. If, however,  a conflict arises please contact Coach Junko.


Should I get my son an outside trainer for speed, weights, or skills development?

Our lifting and speed development program is an excellent program designed to get your son ready for the rigors of 5A football. Being a member of the team is an important aspect of football and training together helps to build our team bond. If you do seek outside training for your son you need to make sure to inform Coach Junko so we avoid scheduling conflicts and over training injuries.


Should I be concerned that my son has very little experience with weight lifting?

Our staff is trained to teach anyone from novice to experts on how to properly lift weights. Our program for the middle school is designed to teach our players proper technique and we have multiple coaches in the weight room monitoring their progress at all times. Our program provides a great introduction to safely lifting weights.


What should you bring each day to workouts?

Players should wear shorts and t-shirts for workouts. You should have a pair of cleats and a pair of athletic shoes to wear in the weight room. Lockers and water will be provided. Our workouts will take place rain or shine.

Will there be a Spring strength and conditioning session for incoming 9th graders this year?

Our 9th grade strength and conditioning program will begin on April 30th and run through June 7th. Players will be given the opportunity to attend two lifting sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the spring session. A bus will be provided to transport players from Fort Couch to the High School. The pick up time will be announced the closer we get to April 30th. There is no charge for the Spring program.


Will there be a 9th grade team or a JVB team in 2019?

We are still trying to determine if we are going to be able to have a separate 9th grade football program. Much of this has to do with other schools also having a program. The WPIAL does not set the schedules for Freshmen football until later in the spring. Until that time we will not know if there are enough programs to fill out a complete schedule. As soon as we have this information we will determine if a JVB or 9th grade model works best for our program.


Will my son have to fundraise for the program?

We encourage all players to get involved in our fundraising efforts. Our boosters and our coaching staff will also be very active in trying to raise money for our program. There is not, however, a required amount that any player must raise. Each campaign brings its own opportunities for our players to get involved and it is our hope that they are excited about those opportunities.

If you have other questions you can send those directly to Coach Junko at