I just thought I'd share that I have just been notified by the selection committee that I was selected from a list of youth and High School coaches to coach the South in the Cal State All Star football game. The Cal State game is a Northern vs Southern California All Star game being played over the Week of Thanksgiving. For those of you on the West coast with Cable, it may very well be on the tube. My son was named to the team back in the early summer to play OL.
The game will offer the players contact with college scouts, coaches on all levels with a specific emphasis on what it takes to be a successful high school and college player. My roster on the South supposedly has 5-6 All Americans on it (two at WR and 1 at QB) so I wont have any excuses it seems. My son and a teammate of his (both age 14) were named as starting OL for the game. My Boy is up to 6'2 250 and his teammate is 5'11 265.
The sponsors of the game provide the kids with a ton of free stuff (jerseys, cleats, shirts, hats, meals, etc) so the kids and coaches really get treated special and get a college exposure that you can't find at the 8th grade level very often.
I'm very excited about the week and feel honored to have been selected by the people from the All American Bowl, Football University, and the Cal State game Administators.
Some of the games coaches and players will also be selected for the Army All American Bowl game in late January. I'll let you guys know how things go when I get out there!
Codi McGuire and Dad DOLFANMIKE 2010
The Mineral King Bowl where the game will be played