Photo by Matt Stensland
Steamboat Springs High School coaching assistant Russ Cagnoni takes shots at freshman goalie Thomas Tarcha on Tuesday at Howelsen Ice Arena.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Winter sports practice schedules
Official practices start Nov. 12. Calls about preseason camps weren't returned Tuesday.
Girls basketball: The team starts practice Nov. 16
Boys basketball: Non-mandatory open gyms this week from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the high school gym. Practice officially starts Nov. 12
Wrestling: Meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the high school. Practice officially starts Nov. 12
Girls basketball: Conditioning camp this week from 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school until Thursday, and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Practice officially starts Nov. 12.
Boys basketball: Fundamentals and conditioning camp this week through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the high school and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Practice officially starts Nov. 12.
Hockey: Skating sessions Thursday and all next week from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Howelsen Ice Arena. Also a review of systems at 3:45 p.m. today at Strawberry Park Elementary School. Tryouts run Nov. 12, 13 and 14.
Wrestling: Conditioning camp starts today at 4 p.m. at the high school. Official practices begin Nov. 12.
Alpine skiing: Dryland training from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Howelsen. On-snow training will coincide with more snow.
Nordic skiing: Dryland training from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Howelsen. The team will be on skis as soon as Bruce's Trail gets enough snow.
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs High School hockey coach Jeff Ruff said the benefits are endless.
Starting a preseason conditioning camp allows his players - new and old - to get into the system, get their legs under them and get a jump on the winter season.
Under Colorado High School Activities Association rules, coaches and teams are allowed to run a conditioning camp before the start of practice Nov. 12.
"The main reason is to get started earlier to have better preparation for when we start our season," Ruff said. "With guys trying out, we'll have a more accurate look at how we perform."
Ruff will have a review of systems at 3:45 p.m. today in his classroom at Strawberry Park Elementary School. The team will the be on the ice at Howelsen Ice Arena on Thursday and all next week from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Other Steamboat sports also have started with conditioning camps.
The boys basketball team is going from 4 to 6 p.m. all week at the high school.
The girls team is doing the same thing through Thursday and next week.
"It allows us to get some of our system in," Steamboat girls basketball coach John Ameen said. "We review our system. The young kids acclimated to our system. We get our basketball minds and bodies back into basketball."
"For us, more than anything else, it helps us build a foundation of fundamentals and get guys into shape," Steamboat boys basketball coach Luke DeWolfe added.
Wrestling has its conditioning camp at 4 p.m. all week at the high school.
The Steamboat Nordic and Alpine skiing teams already are engulfed in dryland training.
The Nordic and Alpine teams are doing dryland training from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Howelsen.
Skiers will get on snow, well, when there is snow.
In Soroco, the boys basketball team will have open gyms from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the high school, and the girls team will begin practice Nov. 16.
The Rams wrestling team will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the high school to discuss plans.
At Hayden, high school practices are scheduled to begin Nov. 12.
Calls about preseason camps were not returned Tuesday.