Distance Practicing Proving Difficult

The past few months have been pretty tough for any athlete. From no team practices to gyms being closed over the summer, it has been more difficult for any player to train and/or practice during these times. 

Despite this, teams are now beginning to return to their field or court in hopes for winter and spring sports seasons to still happen, which is still to be determined. 

“Prior to the start of each practice, every player has his temperature taken.” varsity football Coach Kyle Williams said. “In addition, each player is asked a series of questions to ensure that he has not been around anyone who has been sick within the past two weeks.”

For teams who are practicing, it will be a tougher time to ensure the players and coaches remain safe. “On the pitch we typically partner up in groups of three offensively and defensively,” Girls’ Varsity Rugby Coach Tom Constantine said, which while they await the beginning of practices have developed a plan once they return. 

The players in particular have been doing very well with the new guidelines and rules set in place to ensure the safety for players and the team’s coaching staff. “The players are excited to be practicing and they understand the expectations and guidelines set forth for them,” Williams added. 

For the players who are currently without practices for the school teams, they are finding opportunities with club teams around Poway and San Diego county who have been approved to open up and host practices with safety measures in place.