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October 10, 2013
Maple Grove Captains visit with MinnesotaPreps.It was a beautiful day to attend a high school football practice yesterday. Maple Grove is undefeated this season and they were out prepping for their upcoming game against Coon Rapids when MinnesotaPreps stopped by. Maple Grove high school has wonderful facilities. The players have the ability to practice on turf or natural grass. When MinnesotaPreps visited this past week they were practicing on the field which is covered with a huge dome during Minnesota's cooler times of the year. The players were in very good spirits with a fair share of laughing and joking around going on. Nothing that really distracted from practice, just the atmosphere that is the result of a perfect record and a perfect day for practice. Coach Lombardi and the kids work hard and are largely self motivated. The staff takes the role of teachers more then disciplinarians. I know many people have the image burned into their consciousness of Powerfully built coaches raging up and down the practice field demanding pushups of any infraction of the practice routine. At Maple Grove kids do those pushups after an error without prompting. We visited with the Captains' for the Crimson during summer practices and they were pumped for the upcoming season at that time. They were there leading other players in doing what it takes to succeed during the long football season - Get in shape and building a vision for win after win. We visited with the four Maple Grove Captains' again yesterday and they talked about summer prep, the season to date, Expectations for the remainder of the season and much more.