Offseason summer workouts in Louise and El Campo will start soon. The workouts this year will be a little different from seasons past. Schools throughout Texas are now allowed to work in sport-specific skills. Last season, conditioning and strength training were the only activities allowed to the schools during the summer. Now alongside staying in shape throughout the summer with strength and conditioning workouts, student-athletes can also work on running routes and catching footballs, etc.
For the Ricebirds, not too much will change this summer. The offseason program will start this Tuesday. For the month of June, workouts will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. In July, the workouts will increase to three days a week taking place Monday through Thursday with a different mix of off days during the month (off dates June 3, 4, 9, 10, 22, and 23). All workouts will start at 5:30 p.m. and last one hour. El Campo will also work on football skills, but they could expand to different sports, Athletic Director Wayne Condra said.
The Hornets offseason plan will be pretty simple. Student-athletes have two different options: workouts in the morning and the afternoon. All workouts will take place Monday through Thursday. The morning session will be 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The evening session will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Along with football skills learned during the offseason, Louise will workout basketball skills as well. Athletic Director Joe Bill is hoping the Louise girls also take advantage of the summer workouts this year. Girls will work on Volleyball on Monday and basketball on Wednesday. Boys on Monday will work on football and basketball on Tuesday.
The UIL allows incoming seventh-graders up through incoming seniors to participate in the coaching staff led offseason workouts.