Strength and Conditioning camps are now under way in Taylor, Thrall and Granger this week as 2020-21 high school athletics makes its slow crawl back into the communities.
Each school in the local area have been making the number one priority safety, abiding by UIL regulations, and maintaining social distancing, which at times hasn’t always been easy.
In Thrall the weight room has had fans blowing and all doors open with sanitizer spray bottles at each station.
Thrall has had morning and evening workouts throughout their strength and conditioning camp.
Granger has had low numbers, but high motivation. New Granger AD Coach Stephen Brosch, along with other coaches, has maintained motivation throughout the first week. On Thursday after stretching in the main gym, the kids hit the weights in the upstairs weight room.
“A lot of our kids work so it can be hard for them to make it here, a lot of them work evening shifts,” said Brosch.
Granger S&C is scheduled to continue through June and all of July. In August, the Lions will focus on two-a-day activities for volleyball and football.
The Taylor camp has kept their training outdoors running the bleachers and drills out on the football field
“We’ve had 65-80 kids show up pretty consistently. We’re trying to get back in the mode as things slowly open back up,” Taylor AD Coach Robert Little said.
The Taylor strength and conditioning schedule for the remainder of the month has recently been added to the school’s website with individual sports given times and days.
In July Taylor will shift their conditioning focus more towards the upcoming 2020-21 football season.
As the weeks go by all the coaches believe attendance will pick up, its just a matter of getting local student athletes involved and getting past the coronavirus pandemic.