Spring teams hard at work in offseason

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With fall sports coming to an end and winter sports right around the corner, it is easy to forget about spring and fall sports teams. Teams like boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, baseball and football are in full swing as they prepare for their respective sports.
The girls’ lacrosse team started their offseason training right after Thanksgiving break. Although they may have eaten a lot during the break, they will be getting themselves back into shape by preparing their bodies for the upcoming season. The workout is routine, starting off with running and then sprints.
The team then works on their core by doing ab workouts while trying to catch their breath from the running. Finally practice ends by getting back to the basics and practicing passing with one another, letting the workout take a little longer then a hour. The workouts are led by the seniors, including senior captain Olivia Magnum.
“The workouts are kind of hard, but they’re good for us,” senior Maddie Mays said. “Were working hard now so that it will pay off when the season starts.”
While the girls are getting ready for their lacrosse season, boys’ lacrosse is getting ready for theirs as well. The boys’ workouts, which are three days a week, are led by the seniors including senior captains Brett Rudden and Justin O’Daniel. The team has a slightly different workout plan than the girls. They start off with various types of workouts in the weight room where the focus is either arms and shoulders, legs, or a full body workout. They then proceed to go outside and get their conditioning in, followed by practicing their passing. While the girls’ workout is an hour, the boys’ workout tend to be longer, sometimes lasting up to two hours.
Lacrosse isn’t the only sport in the spring, as baseball has gotten their offseason workouts started. Their workouts consist of running and lifting, similar to lacrosse, only they have a different system for running. Since baseball bases are only 90 feet apart, the team chooses to focus on short distance running. The team does sprints and hills up by Frost, in addition to lifting in the weight room. Workouts are three days a week and are led by head coach JD Marchand and usually last around an hour and a half.
With all the spring sports getting prepared for their seasons, one fall sport has already begun their off season preparation. The football team began workouts the day after Thanksgiving break, and are led by head coach Eddie Tolliver. The team lifts and then follows their workout by either doing a core workout or going outside and getting their conditioning done. The team is looking to rebound from their 3-7 season, but the rising junior class is optimistic about the upcoming season.
“We know we’re better then what our record represented. Now we just need to put in the work this offseason and prove it to everyone else,” junior Michael Amobi said.

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