Alpena held several fundraisers in hopes of upgrading the weight room with new equipment.

Source: The Alpena (Mich.) News

The Alpena High (Mich.) football team pulled off the trifecta that many high school coaches attempt in the offseason — fundraiser to facilities upgrade to improved offseason program.

At the end of the fall season, the team held several fundraisers in hopes of upgrading the weight room with new equipment. Head football coach Aaron Sims and his staff added 10 new bars, five new squat racks, and the team is still waiting on five sets of bumper weights to add to the room.

The new equipment has resulted in newfound enthusiasm from the players regarding the offseason strength and conditioning program.

The weight room is open at three different times during the day. Depending on whether or not some athletes have practices before or after school, Sims and his staff are available at different times. Student-athletes come in at 6 a.m. to work out with assistant football and wrestling coach Mike Howard, another group comes in from 10 a.m to noon and the weight room is usually packed right after school from 3-6 p.m.

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