Hard Knocks is an HBO television series documenting a different NFL team every year as they go through training camp & pre-season. This year The Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle is going to apply that same coverage to a local high school football program. We will be following San Jacinto High School’s summer program as they get ready for the season. Everything that happens with the team, from injuries, position battles, kids who quit the program and much more.
Coach Galliano is excited for his program to get this type of exposure and they deserve it! Last season Coach Galliano lead his team to the CIF championship game and fell short of winning the whole thing. This year Coach Galliano knows what to expect and will make sure his Tigers are ready for war.
During the coverage of The Hemet & San Jacinto Hard Knocks there will be an extra story that coincides with it called “The Player Profile” here will be a short bio of one of the San Jacinto Tigers players so you can get to know them a little more and maybe root for them a little harder.
Right now The San Jacinto Tigers football team is having voluntary workouts a couple days a week, they aren’t allowed to touch the field as a team yet due to CIF restrictions, but they are allowed to come in and lift weights. Their program will officially start in July when all players are required to report to camp.
Coach Galliano will start his team off with practice in order to get used to the new personnel trying out and get his team to shake the rust off. The Tigers graduated quite a few seniors last season, but Galliano and his staff are confident that the young players will step up to the plate and show that they have the talent to make another deep run in the playoffs this upcoming season.
Due to certain CIF limitations put together to assure the health and wellness of the High School athlete, they can only wear full pads so many days during summer, full contact scrimmages are very limited, and hitting drills are seldom, at best. The CIF started implementing stricter rules a few years ago and are very stern in this regard.
That makes running a football program a lot harder than it was in the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s, certain drills are no longer allowed, so it’s not like most of us remember it, lining up for Oklahoma drills and Bull in the Ring everyday to add “toughness” just isn’t an option.
Follow The Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle Facebook page for online updates of the San Jacinto Tigers summer football programs, also follow Kyle Headlee on Facebook for pictures of the players I take while at the practices. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to email [email protected] I’m always available.