Men’s basketball team experiencing SEAL training this week

September 9, 2015 | Athletics, Events



The University of Toledo men’s basketball team is preparing for its upcoming 2015-16 campaign with its fourth straight year of working with former Navy Seal John McGuire and his SEAL Team Physical Training Inc. of Glen Allen, Va.

For three days, the team is going to be put through a variety of physical and mental endurance drills that place extreme importance on communication and leadership. The drills allow players to build trust in their teammates through exercises that place an importance on goal setting, persistence and teamwork.

thumb-rocket-color-logo“We’re extremely happy to have John and the SEAL organization return to our campus for a fourth straight year,” Toledo Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk said. “The time we’ve spent on these team-building activities has really helped us improve communication and leadership within our program.”

The Rockets were put through a series of strenuous activities Tuesday morning in the Fetterman Training Center and will visit Olander Park in Sylvania Wednesday morning. The final day of activities will be held at the Glass Bowl Thursday from 8 to 9:30 a.m.