Summer workouts begin in Texas

Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 4:55 PM CDT
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Calling it a sight for sore eyes, might be the biggest understatement of the year. For the first time in 88 days, Texas high school Athletes were allowed back on campus to participate in workouts.

After almost three months off, athletes and coaches alike were hungry to get back together.

"It's like Christmas for us. It really is, we're opening our gifts and the kids are here, it's all exciting," said Sherman athletic director Bob Jones. "It's like roses and butterflies, it's really a lot of fun."

"I love being up here with my teammates," said Sherman senior Tate Bethel. "Talking to them, joking around, having fun, and working out."

We're used to seeing dumb bells and heavy plates, but now weight rooms are stocked with sanitizers and thermometers.

It may be a different look, but it allows teams to get back to work during a summer that could be very important this Fall.

"This year is more important than any because we haven't had the opportunity to work with them," said Sherman head coach J.D. Martinez. "We lost those 2 or 3 months, so it's very important to get that base going. We better get ready, because it's coming."

"We're going to win next year, right now," said Sherman senior Jeffery Banks. "We do our best right here, so we can come out as strong as we can next year."

"Usually, I would say it's real valuable, this year it's even more," said Bells head coach Dale West. "With having that time off, basically we've sat out a Summer. So we have got to get back up hear and get caught up on what we missed in the Spring."

"Very important. With the Corona, no one could stay in shape cause the gyms were closed," said Bells senior Drake Stephens. "So now it's time to get back in shape and get rolling again."

Even though it's tempting to jump back into things like nothings changed, programs are easing into their new workout routine.

"A lot of the things that were doing is movement based. Just trying to get their heart rate back up," said Collinsville head coach Garrett Patterson. "They've had that time off, and they're not used to it yet, so we can't go full tilt like we like to yet. But, we'll get there soon enough."

"Just starting out slower than we did last year, like during the school year," said Collinsville senior Brady Knabe. "Less reps, but still keeping up the intensity."

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