Rookies meet legend – a mind-blowing day with Morten Andersen

By Jens Rørbye

The Towers’ 2018 Rookie Day showed experience levels at the opposite ends of the scale. On one hand we had 23 true rookies, who wore football equipment for the very first time. On the other hand we have a man, whose football career ended a decade ago and who is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Morten Andersen.

The Towers have opened our doors to an organized Rookie Day once a year for the better part of 15 years. However, this year was different, not just because of the number of potential new Towers, but also because of few very special guests: Hall of Famer Morten Andersen and veteran NFL commentator Jimmy Bøjgaard.

Fotograf Michael Quist

Our 23 rookies were divided up into a group of adults and U19 players and another of U16 and below. All were given a two hour introduction to football by our coaches. The youngest did not yet have two digits in their ages, while the oldest had kids who also took part in Rookie Day.

The Towers’ youth consultant, Kasper Skyum, was in charge of organizing and carrying out the event and he was tired, but excited afterwards: “It was awesome to see so many people make an effort for the Towers. Parents, rookies, volunteers and coaches all gave a hand. And it was fantastic that Morten Andersen came out to see us on a cold day like this. The future is definitely bright for the Towers.”

Fotograf Michael Quist

The rookies were dressed in helmets, pads and Towers jerseys and run through drills that gave them a taste of all aspects of football. They caught passes, covered receivers, blocked linemen, ran the ball, tackled and kicked field goals. The latter under expert guidance from Morten Andersen.

Morten Andersen also huddled the rookies up and gave them a talk on what it takes to make it in football. He emphasized the importance of asking a lot of oneself, but also of one’s teammates. “But never point fingers”, Morten stressed “because when you point a finger at someone, three fingers point back to yourself”.

Fotograf Michael Quist

The rookies and about 15 Towers youth players, who came out to help give the rookies a good day, all listened to the words of the 25-year NFL veteran.

And being a humble and down-to-earth person, Morten spent a lot of time talking to players of all ages, lining up for photos and signing jackets, helmets, jerseys, footballs, magazines and much more.

It was a very cold day, with temperatures below freezing all day, but spirits were high and the hotdogs that the Towers offered the rookies afterwards were popular. Especially as snow starting falling and quickly covering the turf field that just a half hour earlier had been buzzing with activity.

Fotograf Michael Quist

We were very happy with this year’s Rookie Day and look very much forward to welcoming a lot of new players to our purple family.
Stay tuned as a video from this wonderful day is on the way!

 

´R you ready? Season 2018 starts!

Vi er klar parat til Football start!

Towers ungdomshold starter deres træning op på følgende datoer!

U19. Tirsdag d. 9 januar kl 18.00

U16. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U14. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U12. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

U10. Tirsdag d. 16 januar kl. 18.00

Hvis du har lyst til at prøve den fedeste sport – så skal du være velkommen!

Kontakt towersungdom@gmail.com, for mere info!

Offseason Træning for Towers ungdom

Efter en kort pause er vi klar med træning for alle Towers ungdomshold.

Træningen foregår alle tirsdage kl 18-19.30, på Towers Field, Ved Stadion 23, 2820 Gentofte.

Alle nye spillere der kunne være interesseret er meget velkommen!

Kontakt Towersungdom@gmail.com for mere info.

Kick-off-aften for forældre til juniorspillere

Sæsonstarten i 2017-sæsonen står for døren og derfor vil Towers gerne invitere alle forældre til ungdomsspillere til en aften, hvor vi vil fortælle om klubben, spillersikkerhed, ungdomsarbejde og meget andet. 

Arrangementet finder sted mandag d. 13. marts kl. 19-20:30 i lokale 70/71 den nye Gentoftehal.

Læs mere på nedenstående invitation. Har du spørgsmål, så kontakt Towers’ formand Jakob Munksgaard.

Invitation til Kick Off 2017

 

Ny Head Coach til Towers U16

Kasper Skyum bliver ny U16 Head Coach i Copenhagen Towers i 2016. Mange kender sikkert Kasper som QB på A-landsholdet eller som offensive coordinator på U19-landsholdet. Nu kan han også skrive Towers U16 Head Coach på visitkortet.

Coach Skyum har ambitioner om at skabe et hold, hvor det er sjovt at lære at spille football og hvor der samtidig laves en masse grundlæggende talentudvikling.

“Jeg ser alt for mange unge danske football-spillere døje med en masse småskader, der skyldes forkert træning, manglende hvile efter en skade eller en utilstrækkelig grundtræning. Det er rigtig ærgerligt for både spillerne og sporten” siger Kasper Skyum.

“Min vision er at skabe et setup, hvor vi arbejder med grundlæggende færdigheder som kernestyrke og balance samt laver relevant genoptræning i forbindelse med skader. Samtidig skal football være sjovt og udfordrende, ikke bare til kamp, men til hver eneste træning. Det er vores mål” fortsætter Kasper.

Allerede fra denne uge er Kaspers plan sat i søen. U16 holdet starter et to måneders crossfit forløb målrettet og skræddersyet til drenge i alderen 14-16 år. Forløbet er et samarbejde mellem Copenhagen Towers og TRAINITY.

Copenhagen Towers har som mål at samle drenge nok til at kunne spille 11-mands U16 i 2016 sæsonen. Derfor er alle drenge, der gerne vil være med meget velkommen. Kasper Skyum kan kontaktes på Kasper595@hotmail.com eller tlf. 30 25 01 06.