Wisconsin football players get prepped for "real world" issues

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has implemented a "Real Life Wednesday" program.

The program is aimed to prepare his players for their post-playing careers.

The classes teach the student-players everything from how to prepare a resume to holding a baby and even how to tie a tie.

"It's about teamwork about attitude. Those things are taught on the field, and I think off the field is when we start teaching how to develop a professional resume, how to dress," said head football coach Mike Emendorfer.

The coaches work on professionalism and life skills.

From resumes, to email and thank you etiquette, even holding a baby.

But today's lesson how to tie a tie.

"People may think on a Wednesday morning you might see the football team in the weight room and they're inside right now learning how to wear a suit, how to tie a tie," Emendorfer said.

"It's helping you become not only become a better football player but a better person," said player Jacob Zilber.


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