College coaches doing their May evaluations of prep talent have made La Mirada’s early morning “CONVENTUS” a must-see.
Just Monday morning, coaches from Cal and Stanford were there to watch the workout.
The Latin word “conventus” has many meanings, but in terms of La Mirada’s football team it means coming together. The players do this by putting themselves through several rigorous agility drills in the school’s gym.
“It’s literally an hour of hell,” Matadores head coach Mike Moschetti said. “It’s jut mental and physical toughness stuff. We start at 5:30 a.m. and go til 6:30 a.m. and there’s no hiding.
“The coaches come in and film the kids and see them compete. The kids love it.”
Rather than interrupting the school day, Moschetti prefers to have college coaches see his players in the flesh during a workout. That way, most questions are answered in terms of the prospect’s appearance and his toughness.
The workouts take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday.