Panthers Tackle the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test

The Pinewood football team is approaching their 2019-20 season with laser focus. Working voluntarily in the off-season on their strength and conditioning, our student-athletes are evidencing their commitment to excellence and teamwork. "The energy, desire, and attitude that they have exuded thus far has been a tremendous start to the off-season," says Pinewood's new head coach, Yong-Chan Kim.

On May 10th, the team kicked off their spring football practice season with the Combat Fitness Test, conducted by the United States Marine Corps. The Marines offer this training to high school and college teams as a community outreach program, aiming to develop physical and mental toughness in young players. This special event was an excellent opportunity for our team captains to grow as leaders, and for our players to understand what it means to be a part of a team. Coach Kim discovered this opportunity at the Glazier Clinics for football coaches earlier this year, where the Marines hosted a seminar on leadership.

"This is a great group of young men who have started to learn the value of brotherhood through shared hardship," Coach Kim says. "Their desire to make each other better has allowed them to realize just how much of a boost they get from one another. I'm excited to see them build on this episode for the coming season."

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