Cougars ready for big year
Be competitive if you want to get on a team
It’s been an exciting year for the Cougars.
With victories and losses that have helped them grow, one can’t help but wonder what they’ve got for the coming 2013- 2014 season.
Athletics manager Karla Karch said the Cougars off-season generally consists of weight and strength conditioning. She add- ed that getting better with their one-on-one skills is crucial to being ready for further competition.
Karch sees a lot of potential for rivalries in Canada West: “I think the rivalry with the University of Calgary — the Crowchild Classic — will continue to grow and be quite a buzz on campus.
“It’ll be a very strong rivalry.”
Students interested in joining an athletics team at MRU can join an open trial at the beginning of the next academic year. Karch suggested that students speak with respective coaches of their teams of interest to get a better idea of just how competitive the chances of getting on a team are.
Cougars men’s basketball coach Marc Dobell sees a lot of potential in the guys coming in next season.
“Well, most of our players are returning this year, and we have one committed recruit who will be arriving from Australia next year,”(Jaecob Snow) he said. “We’re pretty excited about him. He seems pretty skilled and competitive.”
Dobell stated that those interested in joining need to be aware that it is a very competitive environment, and contact him for more info.
If you would like to participate on an athletic team for the 2013- 14 season, you can contact the coaches via mtroyal.ca/cougars.