Football players in grades 6 through 8 looking to improve their skills at a certain position or learn a new one will have the chance to learn from one of the sport’s most respected trainers at the Harker Football School. The program starts Tues., March 13, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday until May 17.
“Success in producing football players who can compete on the highest level is the direct result of a consistent commitment to developing athletes who are sound in the fundamental skills of their respective positions,” says Harker football coach Ron Forbes, who directs the program.
Over a career spanning more than 15 years, Forbes has trained more than 60 athletes who were later drafted by the National Football League. He helped the University of Florida Gators on their way to seven consecutive bowl games, and helped Stanford secure its spot as one of the top teams in the NCAA’s PAC 10 division, second only to the University of Southern California.
Harker Football School sessions will take place at the upper school campus at 500 Saratoga Ave. in San Jose. Beginning- to advanced players will participate in practice drills to build speed, agility and quickness, learning fundamental skills such as proper stance and start, as well as higher-level concepts such as advanced offensive and defensive strategy.
Individual sessions can be purchased for $25 each. Purchasing a package of five sessions for $95 will save $6 per session for a total savings of $30. A package of 10 sessions is available for $125, cutting the cost of each session in half to save 50 percent overall. Tickets can be purchased at the following URL: http://bit.ly/wZOTko. The general public can register by clicking here. Harker parents should register from the link in the Harker Parent Portal.