Girls basketball off season workouts started Tuesday, September 12. Workouts are open to everyone and are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:45-4:00.
Senior Moriah Tauai attended last year’s workouts and is back again to prepare for the start of their season. Tauai knows there is a lot of value to the off season workouts.
“It’s a great way to get to know everybody, and see how good they are at certain things, so when season comes around we know everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, which will make us better as a team,” Tauai said.
Workouts allow those who may be new to the district or school get to know head coach Mark Spigarelli, the upperclassmen leaders and the sophomores who are back to attack another season.
Sophomore Jada Faulkner has high hopes for these workouts to get her back and better for the season after recovering from last years injury.
“When I first heard when workouts were starting, I was kind of scared. My shoulder injury from last year’s season threw my running off since I wasn’t able to run, so I knew that running was going to be a struggle for me because I’m not where I used to be with my conditioning. But with the workouts we do I’ll push through,” Faulkner said.
Senior Angelica Andrews uses these workouts to help build a better defensive stand, build a better core with ab workouts and increase agility with speed ladders.
“My favorite part of workouts is mainly ab workouts in the weight room and ladders. It’s helps with speed and agility. It’s also good help with defensive sliding, because you need quick feet going from a slide to a run,” said Andrews.
The goal of the drills to to increase speed and enhance conditioning. Athletes should prepare themselves by eating right, getting enough rest and taking care of their bodies.