Monday, May 16, 2011

FSU Athletics Tour

FSU Athletics did an open house this year for faculty and staff.  I signed up to do a tour and I'm so glad I did.  I got to see so many cool areas of the athletic center.

The first stop was the weight room.  They have a state of the art facility with the best workout equipment as well as trainers for every athlete.  People who are not athletes can also pay to take boot camp style classes in their facility.  It comes out to around $4 a class!  Not a bad deal at all.  

Sadly this was the one area I didn't get a picture of, so I borrowed one from our athletics website.

The next stop was the turf room.  I also don't have a picture of this area, but it was one of the coolest things ever.  They actually have an entire room that is covered in astroturf so that the athletes can do drills on real turf when there is bad weather outside.  

After we were done in the turf room, we got to go into the production studio.  This is where they run all the scoreboards across campus.  They also have a green room where they do talk shows and interviews.

After that, we went down to the medical facility.  This is another state of the art facility for the athletes.  They have all kinds of doctors and other medical personnel to take care of the athletes as well as tons of equipment to help with physical therapy and relaxing after practice.

One of the coolest parts about the tour was that we were actually able to go into the football locker room.

There is a Seminole head in the middle of the locker room.  The only people who have ever stood on this Seminole head are Bobby Bowden and Jimbo Fischer.

I was also able to snap a picture of EJ Manuel's locker!

After we were done int he locker room, we got to walk through the tunnel out onto the field where they had food and drinks for us.

I thought this was really cool for them to do and I hope they do it again next year so J can go with me.  It was pretty awesome to see behind the scenes of the FSU Athletic department.

1 comment:

  1. UF does an event like this except its paired with a "Training camp," too. So we spend the morning learning about positions, then we hit the field to train and do facility tours.

    Oh and its open only to women. They said the men tend to be armchair quarterbacks :)

    Glad you enjoyed this! I think its fun to get a glimpse behind the scenes.