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Football Try-Outs/Cuts


Football Try-Outs/Cuts

Hi,

Do many teams in this area have actual try-outs where players are cut? New to the area and just wondering about the process. If so, what teams are known for this, someone told me that schools like Garner and Broughton do in fact cut.

RE: Football Try-Outs/Cuts

I know there are a few area schools that do this, but Leesville for a fact does not. If you are willing to put in the work you will be on the team (doesn't mean you will be getting much playing time). A lot of players who may be cut as freshmen end up developing very well, and become starters their senior year which is why they keep reloading every year.

RE: Football Try-Outs/Cuts

does everybody travel with the team?

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If Garner cuts it must be something new

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Most of the schools in this area will only cut if they don't have enough equipment to outfit the kids who come out. As far as who travels, that depends on the coach. Some coaches pull a few JV guys up for Friday night as emergency reserves and others don't.

RE: Football Try-Outs/Cuts

When do they cut? during workouts in the summer? or after hitting. Are there any teams that are well known for doing this? or any that any of you personally are aware of?

RE: Football Try-Outs/Cuts

I haven't heard of any CAP-8 teams cutting players who show up to play. Even in cases where equipment is an issue, I know AD's would rather spend money to outfit players than to tell them they can't play.

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I don't know of any teams that cut on a regular basis, but if they don't have enough equipment to outfit, the team would most likely cut prior to hitting or else risk putting someone in a drill with ill-fitting equipment.

RE: Football Try-Outs/Cuts

@BENJAMINDISRAELLI Thanks for the info

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Can anyone affiliated or close to the program verify whether or not broughton cuts?

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How times have changed....

"Back in the day" before so many options for different sports were available, we would have well over 100 kids come out for varsity and another 75 for JV and had cuts for both. Making the team was quite an honor. Now many programs are struggling for numbers. Again, times have changed, back then our school would have soccer and cross country try outs after football hoping to pick up some of the athletes cut by football! Today, not so much. Specialized training and a lot of one trick ponies. I cannot imagine that 130lb skinny unathletic kid getting in the way of a 285lb weight lifting highly tuned D1 lineman. Its hard to hide those kids all the time in practice! Then Mom and Dad wonder why little Johnny comes home all busted up. Sometimes Little Johnny doesn't need to be on the same field. There are exceptions, but there is also some physics involved too.

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