Chris McGovern, Sports Performance Director at our Arrowhead location, chose football players Kody Say, Ethan Ososkie, Damian Ortiz and Anthony Garcia as our Athletes of the Month. “I like working with the boys because they have a very mature approach to training,” Chris said. “They know that it isn’t always fun but they know that it will help with their performance in football, so they put in a lot of hard work.”
Kody, 13 years old, has been playing football since he was five. He started carrying a football around with him when he was just 2 years old. Kody plays defensive end and tight end and says it would be his dream to play college football for the Oregon Ducks and professional football for the San Diego Chargers. Kody said while playing football he has learned discipline and the importance of being a team player and trusting his teammates. Also, how important it is to do his specific job to help the whole team.
Ethan has been playing football since he was in second grade. He plays cornerback, wide receiver, and running back and said he would like to play college football for ASU or Oregon and professional football for the Cardinals. He would like to own his own business when he gets older and in his free time, he enjoys playing Xbox with his friends and playing football at the park. Football has taught him about hard work and teamwork. His favorite thing about football is competing with his friends.
Anthony has been playing football for the past 6 years. He plays middle back and full linebacker and would like to play college football. He would like to be a physical therapist or an FBI agent when he gets older and enjoys hanging out with his friends in his free time. His favorite football player is Larry Fitzgerald and football has taught him that it’s not a solo sport and that everyone needs to work together on the field to achieve the goal. His favorite thing about football is the feeling of being in a big game.
Damian has been playing football since he was five years old. He plays linebacker and running back and would like to play college football for ASU and professionally for the Dallas Cowboys. His favorite player is Barry Sanders. Football has taught him discipline and that hard work pays off. In his free time, Damian likes to spend time with his family and relax. His favorite thing about football is the contact of the sport.