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Local high schools resume team workouts, new regulations

More drills allowed, masks must be worn
Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 3:57 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - High Schools are preparing for a fall football season. They started summer workouts last month, and then in order to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19, most schools across the state did not hold team workouts this past week.

Local high schools began practicing again on Monday. College Station Head Football Coach Steve Huff said they’ll be able to start doing more drills including one-on-one’s, but the UIL also has new regulations in place.

”Biggest difference this week I think will be the kids will be wearing masks outside. When they’re in drills they can take them down and then put them back up in transitions, which is fine,” said Huff. “We’ve ordered some of the gator masks. The kids will be fine with them. I think the ones that are a little bit tougher are the ones you have to pull them away to talk. Gator ones you can just pull them up and go to work. The coaches will have gator masks. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we’ll have everybody in. And we can still be out there. That will be the main thing right now is still being outside,” added Huff

As part of the UIL’s regulations, attendance at workouts for right now must be optional for students.. You can find the full strength and conditioning guideline here.

Not every school restarted their workouts on Monday. Cameron Yoe will not be holding boys team workouts this week due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

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