DB McIvor hopes to put his experience to good use

In his final year with the Balfour Bears, defensive back Nick McIvor hopes that his hard work pays off.

Nick McIvor

Height/Weight
6’0, 165lbs

Positions
Defensive back

Teams
Regina Minor Football League

Balfour Bears (RIFL)

Considerations
Open, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina

Official Visits
None

Commitments
None

The game of football is nothing new for Balfour Bears defensive back Nick McIvor. Starting all the way back in the Regina Minor Football League’s atom division as a youth, he is now entering his senior year with eight years of experience under his belt.

Along the way, McIvor has hoisted championship trophies and also earned the nod as Balfours’ Rookie of the Year last season, but with his eyes set towards life after high school, it is safe to say this year is a little bit different than the other eight he has spent playing the game.

Although there is an added degree of pressure heading into your final year of high school, especially when trying to juggle athletics and academics along with a myriad of other issues that plagues a high school student, McIvor is attempting to focus on each hurdle as they come which means turning his attention towards this upcoming season and learning from past mistakes.

“The highlight of last season was playing against tough competition every week which helped to improve my skills on the field and become a better overall player. This season I will continue to do what I have done all off-season in an attempt to better myself and my performance.”

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The off-season training that McIvor is relying on consists of weightlifting at the gym as well as a lot of speed training to improve his footwork and coverage abilities which he hopes will translate onto the gridiron in the fall.

McIvor says he has not received any formal offers as of right now, but the recruiting process started to pick up earlier in the year and he is looking forward to speaking with multiple teams throughout the season.

Of course football cannot be the only deciding factor when it comes to choosing a post-secondary school, McIvor is prepared and aware that he needs to have game plan when it comes to the classroom, whether it involves athletics or not.

“I plan on taking Kinesiology in university and would like to pursue a career in that field after I graduate. With that being said, I would like to try and continue to play football for as long as I am able to.” McIvor explains.

“Right now I am focused on the high school season, but in the future I would like to continue playing in my home province.”

With the guidance from his mother who he credits as the biggest inspiration in his life off the field, along with the expertise and training provided by his coaches at practice, McIvor is hoping that his final year at Balfour can be his finest as he works towards a life that includes football and academics upon graduation next spring.

 

 

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