A couple of weeks ago, Coach Gill, of Benedictine College Preparatory, began to make at-home workouts for the soccer team. These workouts, however, are not being held in person, but they are merely an instructional video for each Cadet. Every week a Cadet is expected to submit his own video of himself completing the workout and, once they submit the video, Coach Gill will "shout out" the player who has done the best workout.
"These workouts are no joke," said Ben Marks '23. "If we do these workouts over the summer, then we can really hit the ground running in the fall."
The soccer season at Benedictine is on track to begin August 5 but, as of now, the players on the team are prohibited from doing any type of summer workout together. So in place of these summer workouts, the videos that are being shared every week are preparing the team for the fall just like the summer workouts would prepare the Cadets. "It is crucial for the players to be practicing at home," said Coach Gill. "If everyone is doing the videos, and conditioning on their own it will help us prevail in the fall."
Almost all of the players have been active during this quarantine, and most everyone is conditioning and practicing. The net at Benedictine has just been put up, and Coach Gill has encouraged everyone to go hit the field and put up some shots. It gives some players the opportunity to not only practice, but to see their fellow teammates. Even though Coach Gill cannot practice with the players, it still is a great opportunity for some players to simulate practice. "Quarantine has given me a lot of time to practice," said Aiden Johnson '21. "I have spent a lot of time doing drills in my backyard, and also I have been conditioning around my neighborhood."
If everything goes well the Cadets at Benedictine will be back out on the soccer field in no time and will be ready for the season.