Tigers, Broncos Strength and Conditioning Camps commence
By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
The Belton Tigers and Lake Belton Broncos began their respective strength and conditioning camps on Monday morning.
Each school has a seven-week camp, leading up to fall sports’ tryouts. The start date of those tryouts is Aug. 3, per the Texas University Interscholastic League.
Tigers S&C Camp is being held at Tiger Field and the practice fields surrounding the complex. The sport-specific training is being held in the different campus venues.
The boys’ high school session (session I) is being held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The girls’ high school session, and boys’ and girls’ middle school session (session II) is being held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sport-specific training also started on Monday, as football, girls’ basketball and basketball got underway.
Football will have training from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
“The football-specific training is teaching offense and defense terminology, formations and alignments in person,” Belton High Athletic Coordinator/Football Head Coach Brett Sniffin said. “Seeing how we did not get to teach this in person this spring, we just need players to learn the foundation of the three items.”
The Monday attendance at Belton was nearly 390 athletes.
Basketball will have training on Mondays and Wednesdays (girls from 9-10 a.m., boys from 10-11 a.m.).
Tennis will have their workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Volleyball will have their sport-specific workouts Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Baseball will have their workouts Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Workouts will be held on the following dates:
Thurs., June 18 (Graduation)
Fri., July 3 (Holiday)
Mon., July 6 – Fri. July 10 (TGCA Conference)
Mon., July 20 and Tues., July 21 (THSCA Conference)
Fri., July 24 (BISD Coaches Conference)
The inaugural Bronco ELITE S&C Camp is being held at North Belton Middle School.
The incoming freshmen and sophomores are working out in the early session (Monday through Friday), while the incoming seventh and eighth-graders take part in the late sessions (Monday through Thursday).
Attendance to these camps is tracked. However, attendance is optional.
“It’s important to have a positive experience early on and get to know all of the coaches,” Lake Belton Campus Coordinator/Head Football Coach Brian Cope. “Considering that it had been nearly three month since we have seen the kids, we needed to make sure everything went well. We had 12 stations to ensure proper social distancing.”
Lake Belton’s S&C opening day saw nearly 400 attend the two sessions combined.
The camps are being held in the strictest guidelines set forth by the UIL) and BISD.