Basketball Players Begin Their Day In The Gym

Coach moves preseason workouts to before school


Imagine waking up early in the morning ready to go to school, but instead you have to go to basketball practice even before school starts. This is the reality of the boy’s basketball team.

“I have to wake up early, but at the same time, it’s what you got to do to put the work in,”  sophomore Logan Naprstek said.

The early morning sessions are pre-season workouts that anyone can attend. 

The workouts used to be after school, but coach Gregory Ackles, head coach of the boys’ basketball team, decided to move practice to before school.

“Morning workouts guarantee that they will get in the gym every day and improve. Workouts also help increase their discipline, because they have to develop a routine at night by going to bed at a reasonable time and waking up earlier than they usually do,”   Ackles said.

Since practice got swapped to the morning, there are different hurdles the players have to overcome as opposed to when the practice was after school.

“We are definitely a lot more tired, but it gets us ready for the day. Obviously, we just have to put in more hours to get better,” sophomore Logan Naprstek said.

Even though the practice may be exhausting, some of the players believe that it is what is needed to get better. 

“I feel like we are going to be a lot better than we were last season, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Naprstek said.