Reed City soccer boys trying to get ready
REED CITY - It's hot outside but just the right temperature for the Reed City boys soccer program to try getting ready for the fall season under coach Chris Maddox.
"We actually started a couple of weeks ago on Mondays and Wednesdays," Maddox said. "We go from 6:30 to 8:30. We'll go until the end of July or until we're told to stop."
Fall sports teams have been working with coaches as much as possible to accomplish certain things while abiding with guidelines set to combat the COVID-19 situation.
"We're out there to get the boys on the soccer ball, that's it," Maddox said. "We do condition drills and ball drills. It's like a social distancing type of practice. We're usually getting eight to 12 guys. It's a very nice number."
There's just been boys participants for now, Maddox said, but it can be opened up. The girls play in the spring but their season was canceled because of COVID-19. There had been talk of some type of girls soccer activity by coach Andrea Pollaski during the summer but nothing has yet been announced.
The sessions take place on the regular practice facility on the field west of the Reed High School, right next door to the practice football field.
"I'm very excited to have them outside doing something," Maddox said. "They've been cooped up for too long."
As a coach, "I'm just out there letting them play," Maddox said. "There's not a lot of coaching right now. We want to give them some running drills and things like that. I'm very optimistic we'll have a season."