Reed City soccer team anxious for outdoor work

WORKING OUT THE WEATHER: Reed City girls keep an eye on the ball during an indoor soccer practice last week. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)
WORKING OUT THE WEATHER: Reed City girls keep an eye on the ball during an indoor soccer practice last week. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Reed City girls soccer was like most spring sports teams that wanted to play last week but couldn’t because of the weather. But this week, the Coyotes hope to get ready for a schedule that will be kicking off very soon.

The next scheduled match is next Tuesday at home against Crossroads Charter Academy. There have already been two cancellations.

But more than just having a game, Reed City coach Bryan Hall has been wanting just to get his players outdoors and was hoping the weather would allow them to do it this week during spring break. Practices were voluntary but with games coming up, Hall was hopeful for a good turnout.

“The last couple of days have improved out there. Over the break, we’ll go out and get on the field, I’m sure,” he said last Wednesday. “We’re doing very well indoors. But you relearn the passing game when you get out there. And it’s a lot bigger space to cover.”

The focus of being indoors has been on fundamentals, Hall noted.

“They’re learning their positions,” he said. “But here, they’ve got a smaller area to cover. You go outside and it’s a larger area.”

Hall has 22 players on the varsity and will also have a JV team this season.