REED CITY \u2014 It\u2019s beginning to look at lot like boys soccer season. At Reed City, twice-a-week workouts started last week at the practice field and will continue for awhile as the Coyotes and coach Dave Mix get ready for the fall season. Practices officially start on Aug. 8. The kickoff to summer practices was last week, July 17. \u201cQuite a few boys went to some camps,\u201d Mix said. \u201cThis is the first time (coaches have been here).\u201d Workouts were scheduled again for Tuesday and Thursday of this week. \u201cBut (next week), it will be just Tuesday because then we get into a dead period before the season,\u201d he said. Mix noted some graduates from the program return to help out with the preseason. \u201cThe young guys get to get some good touches again,\u201d Mix said, adding that conditioning remains a key part of the offseason. Mix had 16 players to his first workout last week. Pickup games is usually on the agenda. \u201cThen we do a lot of things...we rotate everyone around,\u201d Mix said. \u201cOpen field is open to all young gents in the area. Ideally it\u2019s the freshmen through seniors.\u201d After practices open, the Coyotes will gear toward their first action Aug. 18 at the Leelanau Invitational. \u201cWe just want them good and hungry for getting back into the game,\u201d Mix said. \u201cA lot of them are two sport athletes. Their summers have been booked up between baseball and basketball.\u201d Ricky Droke has played varsity soccer for the Coyotes since his freshman season. \u201cHe\u2019ll have a little bit of burden on his shoulders for this fall,\u201d Mix said. \u201cWe have the Voelker brothers, Kyle and Eric.\u201d Ben Schermerhorn is a leading candidate to take over for Dylan Kichak in net. Trevor Nelson is also a key returning player. \u201cHe initiated for us the comeback against Ludington in the district finals,\u201d Mix said, pointing to the 4-2 Reed City victory.