Altoona is coming off a very disappointing 2-7 season.
But the Lions return a lot of experience, including division one prospect Kevin Givens.
Coach John Franco says there were some good things that came out of last year, and his guys need to build on the positives to get to the next level.
"It's a process where the kids have to believe in themselves. I think we set a pretty good foundation, we're doing the fundamental things properly, our conditioning is outstanding, and now to do that, kids have to start making plays," John Franco says.