Reed City football players have busy summer workouts

REED CITY — Reed City’s football players aren’t wasting any time in getting ready for the fall season.

The Coyotes have been doing weight-lifting sessions three days a week.

“We give them couple of options,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “They can come in the morning or they can come in the evening.”

Sessions are 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

“We started them immediately after school ended and will go all the way until Aug. 8,” Price said, nothing that this is the day official practices start. “We’ll lift through practice but our summer work will go all the way to Aug. 8.”

The numbers are about 35 to 45 players every day, ninth through 12th grade. It’s just not for football players.

“It’s open to anybody,” Price said. “We have some females that come in. This year, our girls programs are doing it on opposite days. Girls are coming in Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while boys are coming in Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Most of the kids coming to us are football but they are multi-sport. It’s not specifically for football kids, it’s for athletes. We welcome anybody.”

Reed City shut down operations on Friday to start observing a dead period which goes until this Thursday.

“For us, 35 to 45 kids is really good,” Price said. “It’s one of the best summers since I’ve been here in terms of participation. There’s still room for improvement. We’re not getting them all in. That’s the ultimate goal, we want to get all of our kids in.”

Passing camps for the Coyotes start July 12 with four sessions up at Cadillac and one at Morley Stanwood 6 p.m. on July 28. A weeklong skills camp is the last week of July starting 10 a.m., Monday through Friday.