VISD H.S. Football Starts Summer Workouts
First Workouts Since Pandemic Shutdown
Monday was the first day Texas UIL high school football teams could start in-person summer workouts. At the two VISD workouts I visited Monday morning, I found something missing at these football workouts.
That would be actual footballs. Over at West, head coach Courtney Boyce told me they are having some strength and conditioning, along with sport specific training. Coach Boyce told me they are not using the full three hours allowed by the UIL. The Warriors are going 25 minutes per workout station, with ten minutes of cleaning by coaches, getting the Warriors acclimated to the outside heat. I asked coach Boyce how it feels to have the team back in person.
“It’s fantastic. Love seeing these guys. It’s still social distancing, we’re not high-fiving. It’s just body language with open air fives. I enjoy being around them. It’s important for our coaches and for the players to be around each other. ”
West football’s first scrimmage comes on August 14 at Memorial Stadium, Frost Bank Field, against San Antonio Johnson.
Then I was on to East for the first day of Titan football summer workouts. Head coach Roland Gonzalez told me the first thing they want to do is educate their players on the special UIL rules to make sure they’re doing things right. They want to keep the kids as safe as they can. I found three different groups of Titans. One on the East track, going through small hurdles. Another on the field, going through rope drills. A third in the East weight room with a special timed workout. I asked coach Gonzalez how it felt to have everyone together for the first time in months.
“I told them it’s not a perfect deal, but it’s a whole lot better than what we’ve been doing. We’re excited to have an opportunity to come together. ”
East football starts pre-season scrimmage action August 14 at Floresville.