Myrtle Beach Football balances work with play in prep for season

Seahawks readying for 2014 title defense

The Myrtle BeachSeahawks went into 2013 knowing that they would have a tough start but on the beach is where they started  learning lessons of adversity, lessons that they continue to use between the lines.

Mickey Wilson is using his coaching experiences at Myrtle Beach High school to inspire his guys to take the next step and that step is what led he and his coaching staff to create a beach workout routine this summer. Along with getting stronger and faster, coaches say the workouts build the team's mental toughness. Tweets from the official Seahawks football page suggest that even though the season is still a ways off, now is the time to act.

"The biggest thing being out here and putting in that hard work, no matter what happens in the season, I think our kids are going to rally around each other because they've put that hard work in,"said  Mickey Wilson, head football coach. "they've been together and been through a lot of stuff in the summer and you know anytime we start off the season like we did last year, 1 and 3, it really gets tough and I think they can reflect back on 'hey, man how tough was this summer?' who tough these workouts were and it gives them an opportunity to say 'we can get through this."

"No one knows adversity better than us," said Jake Deskins, MBHS captain. "We started 1 and 3. Everyone gave up hope on us. Won the next couple and then got on a roll and we went on to a state championship. It's that easy."

"I think the biggest thing coach Wilson taught us last year was no matter what happens, good or bad, great or terrible," said Drayton Arnold, MBHS captain and starting Quarterback. "No matter what you always keep moving forward."

This season, the seahawks are hoping to do better than last season's 1 -3 start but should they falter, Wilson is confident he and his staff have instilled the right lessons to get their guys through the highs and lows of chasing another title.