The Cotopaxi Pirates on the volleyball and football teams have been still getting their work in this summer as they prep for a hopeful fall season.
Adaptation has been the name of the game, particularly for the volleyball team, where they have set up a net outside of the school on the football field to use for outdoor workouts, as well as allowing for more social distancing. Coach Tiffany Coleman has seen smaller numbers, but has had a regular crew working out with her.
On the football side of things, Coach Jeremy Cole says he has seen some great numbers turning out, particularly at the middle school level for the Pirates. While they can’t work on physical contact drills as much, Cole says skill work has been a focus for the boys this year.
Both coaches stressed the need for conditioning, as a summer with less options for activities has seen some more out of shape kids this year.
In the push to get kids ready, the Pirates did host Custer County in a 5 on 5 scrimmage over the weekend.
The biggest message, as Coleman put it, is we are preparing for anything, but being ready to play.