DB Robinson preparing for the next level

Sturgeon Heights Huskie’s, Joshua Robinson, is a multi-sport athlete and he loves to coach.

Joshua Robinson just spent his 11th year in football with the Sturgeon Heights Huskies (Winnipeg High School Football League). For the first 8 years of his life on the gridiron, Joshua suited up for the St. James Rods (Manitoba Minor Football Association).

In his sophomore season, Joshua started as a defensive back for the Huskies. He also started on Team U16 Black where Joshua and his team won a silver medal at the Red River Cup. When he was a junior, Joshua was one of the few players that were 16 years old on the U18 team and was named the defensive MVP for the Huskies.

Heading into his senior year, Joshua was a member of the Recruit Ready 7on7 travel team. Joshua also made the U18 again competing in the Canada Cup in Winnipeg this past summer. In his final season with the Huskies, Joshua finished second in the league with 5 interceptions and was named to the WHSFL’s Potter Division All-Star team, as well as the first ever Recruit Ready all-league team. Joshua has had the opportunity to coach his little brother Logan at the St. James Rods (MMFA) for the last 4 years as well.

At this moment, Joshua is keeping his options open and deciding what he plans on studying in university. “My goal is to play university football next season and I want to make sure I find a school that is a good fit for me in terms of academics as well as football,” mentioned Robinson.

Joshua had a great senior year at Sturgeon and chose two highlights. “Last season, I had 5 interceptions and nearly tied the existing record”, said Joshua. “I also had my first returning touchdown ever as well as my first interception touchdown ever.”

The most influential people in Joshua’s life have been his family. Joshua’s parents, grandparents and little brother have been to almost every single one of his games since he was young.

Both of Joshua’s parents have coached football. The fact that Joshua’s parents both coach has really inspired Joshua to get involved and help coach his little brother Logan. Joshua’s parents are supportive, passionate and committed to everything that he does in football from 7on7 during the winter, to U18, to supporting his high school program.

“I have had the benefit of many great coaches over the last few years that have really helped me develop as a person as well as a football player,” explained Joshua. Coach Reist at Recruit Ready has worked very closely with Joshua over the last two tears and has given him some great advice and mentorship through the 7on7 team as Joshua approached his senior season.

Coach Eric Vincent of the Huskies has worked with Joshua on the field, in the classroom and has pushed him to be more involved with their school for the last three years. Joshua added, “The training program at Sturgeon has really helped me develop into a well-rounded student-athlete.”

Joshua’s defensive back coach, Andrew Phan, has put in hours and hours of work before, during, and after practice helping the young defensive back become better over his entire high school career.

For the last two years, Joshua has been a 4-sport athlete at Sturgeon Heights. Once football season is over, Joshua plays basketball, then rugby and badminton in the spring.

Last season, Joshua was the scrum-half for Sturgeon’s 7s rugby team that went undefeated in the varsity 7s division.

Along with playing football, Joshua is very passionate about coaching football. During the winter, Joshua assists with the Rods Youth Development Camp, and has been coaching his little brother Logan’s team for 4 years.

Once he’s done in high school, Joshua is planning on taking a bachelor of arts in either criminology or sociology. Joshua is very interested in a career in law enforcement, or maybe even continuing into law school after his bachelor of arts.

Since the WHSFL season has ended Joshua has been busy putting together his highlight film.  Joshua commented, “The most difficult part of the process has been trying to narrow my educational goals as I want to make sure I find a school that fits my academics needs.”

Joshua is currently focusing on recovering from the football season, and getting ready for the upcoming basketball season. He is in the weight room 3 days a week and on the court 5 days a week. “I really find that playing multiple sports has helped developed a much more balanced set of physical skills,” explained Joshua. In the second semester, Joshua will train every day in the football academy at Sturgeon Heights and then he will be playing badminton and rugby in the spring.

Over the next few months, Joshua is hoping to meet/speak to a few coaches to get an idea of what his options are for next season.

This off-season, Joshua will be focused on gaining a bit of size to make sure he can compete physically at the next level. He will also be focusing heavily on his speed and acceleration.

Joshua concluded, “I will be at recruit ready all winter polishing up my defensive back skills so that I can compete at the top of my game in the spring.

Joshua Robinson
Defensive Back, Receiver, Long Snapper, Returner
6’0, 175lbs

Teams: Sturgeon Heights Huskies (High school: WHSFL), St. James Rods (Minor: MMFA)
Commitment: none
Official Visits: none
Considerations: open
Class: 2017


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