Freshman Year Case Study

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1. What expectations did the coaches set for you in your freshman year? What were your personal goals? Going into my Freshmen year, the coaches had high expectations for me. I chose a school that had 4 out of the 5 offensive line spots open for competition. They told me that when they were recruiting me, and really just stressed if I had a good fall camp I would earn one of those 4 spots. My personal goal was to earn on of the four starting spots. I had a great offseason working out, unfortunately I came back to early from shoulder surgery and ended up medical redshirting 5 days into training camp. 2. What was your biggest fear going into freshman year? My biggest fear was not being good enough. The summer workouts I did with the…show more content…
In high school I could get away with not watching as much film on a opponent. In college if you would do that, eventually you’re going to get exposed. Another big one was how important it was to watch your practice film. The coaching staff at Hamline really stressed getting better at one thing everyday. The guys that took them seriously where the ones that ended up playing at the end of the year, and they where also the most improved. 4. What was one misconception you had going into college that turned out to be false? Was there any that turned out to be true? Going into college I was a little worried about how close the team would be. Having everyone be from different parts of the country with different backgrounds can be challenging. However, I would say that my college team is closer than any other team I have played on because there isn 't any cliques. The team is always hanging around each other and no one is ever not allowed. One that turned out to be true is I thought the whole team was going to care a lot more than in high school. It was weird to me to see some kids not really care. At the D3 level anyone can play, so you have some kids that are talented and got recruited, but don’t really like to work. They’re more caught up into doing college things, instead of really caring about
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