View From the Press Box: Dion Clisso 6/2

Dion Clisso

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: June 6, 2016 - 9:50 AM



The summer season is here and teams all across the Metro are going to work getting ready for the upcoming season. You can’t win a championship in June but a lack of work can cost you in the fall.

This summer like the past ones begins as early as the day after Memorial Day and will run off and on right up until the first of August. June has become the prime month for all football activity with team camps, 7-on-7 tournaments and individual camps all across the Metro.

Not to mention the annual Papa John’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game which is just around the corner. This year’s event features another great group of players and will be played at 7 p.m. on June 16 at Blue Springs High School.

This is always an interesting time for me because I spend the first half of June prepping for the All-Star Game at the same time I’m hitting summer activities all across the city. It’s a great mix of getting to watch some of the best seniors from this past season and getting to know some of the new stars of this coming fall.

The only thing about the summer is you can’t get too excited. Yes there are some teams that will look dominant and players will show break out ability. That being said a Wednesday afternoon workout or 7-on-7 game is not Friday night with full pads. There is a big difference that will be seen when the lights come on in August and September.

That being said it is a great time to just get excited about football again. This is a great town for high school football and it shows in the summer. The amount of time and effort programs across the Metro put in during the heat of June, July and August is staggering and the results are shown when multiple teams raise trophies over their heads come November.