- Football players push sleds around the practice field to get in shape. For older players, the coach will stand on the equipment in order to add weight and make the sled harder to push.
- Budget strapped schools are laying off employees, and looking for ways to cut back on spending.
- Mowing lawns and fields causes a significant amount of harmful emmissions to be released into the air all across the nation.
- Large riding mower equipment is expensive, and the fuel used to power these mowers can be expensive too.
Now what would you say if I told you that there is a simple way to address all of these issues at the same time: provide excellent conditioning for athletes, save money on equipment, eliminate money spent on fuel & labor, and eliminate all emissions when mowing grass ?
The answer is actually quite simple . . . have your athletes mow the grass on the fields where they practice and play using high tech, specially designed, reel mowers. All you have to do is connect two or more reel mowers together into “units”. The more mowers you add to a unit, the more resistence will be provided,and the better workout your athletes will get. You can design units so that they can be pushed by one large athlete or two smaller players, and provide cutting swaths of six to ten feet wide. You wouldn’t spend your whole practice mowing grass though. All you have to do is break up your team into squads, and have one squad make a mowing pass or two, while the other players are doing other exercises . . . then the squads would rotate stations. With several age groups there can be as many as 100 players available within an organization. 100 players can mow a lot of grass in a very short period of time.
Now don’t bother thinking about the limitations of reel mowers of the past. Modern mowers are easy to push, stay sharp for years, and at least one model can be adjusted to cut tall overgrown grass.
This is an opportunity for players to earn money to cover team expenses, while saving local school districts or park districts money at the same time.
- Reel mowers cost a fraction of what conventional riding mowers cost.
- No more money spent on fuel, and less money spent on maintenence
- Gives an opportunity for athletes to give back to their communties and/or raise money to cover the costs of their programs
- Could become a program that provides community service hours for juvenile offenders.
- Mowers make no noise at all, so grass can be mowed early in the morning before it gets hot.
- Provides a great way for all athletes to get conditioned (soccer, basketball, etc . . .)
- Win Win Win situation!!!
The only downside is that you may have to mow the grass more often so that it doesn’t get too long for the reel mowers to handle. The combined savings are so great, however,that you can afford to mow a lot more often . . . and still come out way ahead!
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