The countdown to the start of Ohio’s fall high school sports season can now officially begin, as most teams around the state opened preseason camp on Thursday, the first day allowed for member schools of the Ohio High School Association in the sports of cross country, field hockey, girls tennis, golf, soccer and volleyball.
Schools that begin classes Aug. 16 or earlier were also allowed to begin football practice, but most Northeast Ohio squads will have to wait until Monday to step on the gridiron.
The first few days of practice are when tryouts take place and when all prospective team members have the opportunity to demonstrate how they’ve improved. It’s the time that all the offseason workouts and weight room sessions should pay off.
Throughout the course of the past week, USAToadyhss.com/Cleveland asked its student-athlete followers on Twitter to report how they planned to spend the final days before the start of practice.
The responses received, which can be read below, were varied. Some chose to put in even more work than in past weeks while others elected to use the downtime to rest physically and mentally.
Best of luck to all area players and coaches on a productive and safe preseason.