Volleyball players hit the court and mop it too

BY RUSSELL HUFFMAN
TheFlashToday.com

Coach Shay Douglas is tough!

The Stephenville Honeybees are going to be tough too!

Volleyball workouts began for real Wednesday in Stephenville with Douglas and her Honeybees hitting the ground running. Running as in a timed half mile and then into the gym to begin working out.

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“You’ve got five minutes to get inside get your workout clothes, knee pads and shoes on,” Douglas shouted. “Starting right now!”

The Honeybees left the track at a sprint headed toward the Gandy Gym and with about two minutes to go the majority of the girls had made it inside with their gear.

“Ha, I made it with 1:45 to go,” a Honeybee called out, but not everyone was in “Douglas Gear” and when the buzzer went off announcing that five minutes had expired there were a few stragglers.

“If you are not dressed and ready for practice I want you to grab a towel and push it up and down the length of the gym,” Douglas said.

Several girls grabbed a towel and started the drill.

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“If you are fidgeting with your shoelaces right now that means you are not ready,” Douglas said. “Be honest with yourself. Are you ready or not? Get a towel if you are not.”

A few more Honeybees grab towels and move down the court.

“All right now let’s get ready for warmups,” Douglas commands.

There are about 60 Honeybees expected out for volleyball this year and if players don’t rise to the occasion they won’t be spending time on the varsity squad.

The timed 800-meters the Honeybees started out with is just part of the demanding physical conditioning is Douglas expecting from her players. After practicing the girls then face a gauntlet of crosscourt sprints that start out with eight repetitions, followed by six, four and then two. All the sprints are timed and need to fall under the goals Douglas and her coaching staff has set.

Failing to make any single goal results in another round including the running 800-meters.

Unlike football, high school volleyball generally starts at a full sprint and there are no two weeks of intrasquad scrimmages as Stephenville plays host to Krum, Paschal and Abilene Cooper Friday at 9 AM.

While the matches are scrimmages it’s going to be for real and full-blown when it comes to wanting to improve and of course win.

 

8/3/2018              9:00 AM               Krum, Paschal, Abilene Cooper Volleyball (F)        Varsity Here

8/4/2018             TBA                        Gatesville Scrimmage Volleyball (F)                          Varsity Away

8/7/2018             6:30 PM               Burleson Volleyball (F)                                                   Varsity Away

8/9/2018             TBA                        Denton Tournament Volleyball (F)                            Varsity Away

8/10/2018           TBA                        Denton Tournament Volleyball (F)                            Varsity Away

8/11/2018           TBA                        Denton Tournament Volleyball (F)                            Varsity Away

8/14/2018            6:00 PM               Krum Volleyball (F)                                                          Varsity Away

8/16/2018           TBA                        Granbury Tournament Volleyball (F)                        Varsity Away

8/17/2018           TBA                        Granbury Tournament Volleyball (F)                        Varsity Away

8/18/2018           TBA                        Granbury Tournament Volleyball (F)                        Varsity Away

8/21/2018 6:00 PM                         Abilene Cooper Volleyball (F)                                      Varsity Home

8/23/2018           TBA                        Volleypalooza Tournament Volleyball (F)               Varsity Away

8/24/2018           TBA                        Volleypalooza Tournament Volleyball (F)               Varsity Away

8/25/2018           TBA                        Volleypalooza Tournament Volleyball (F)               Varsity Away

8/28/2018           6:30 PM               Granbury Volleyball (F)                                                  Varsity Away

8/31/2018           5:00 PM               Crawford Volleyball (F)                                                  Varsity Home

9/4/2018             6:00 PM               Abilene High Volleyball (F)                                           Varsity Away

9/7/2018             5:30 PM               China Spring Volleyball (F)                                            Varsity Away

9/11/2018           6:00 PM               Waco Robinson Volleyball (F)                                      Varsity Home

9/14/2018           5:00 PM               Graham Volleyball (F)                                                     Varsity Home

9/18/2018           6:00 PM               Gatesville Volleyball (F)                                                 Varsity Away

9/21/2018           4:30 PM               Joshua Volleyball (F)                                                       Varsity Home

9/25/2018           6:00 PM               Godley Volleyball (F)                                                       Varsity Home

9/28/2018           4:30 PM               Mineral Wells Volleyball (F)                                         Varsity Home

10/2/2018           6:00 PM               Glen Rose Volleyball (F)                                                 Varsity Away

10/5/2018           4:30 PM               Brownwood Volleyball (F)                                            Varsity Home

10/9/2018           TBA OPEN            Volleyball (F)                                                                      Varsity Home

10/12/2018        4:30 PM               Godley Volleyball (F)                                                       Varsity Away

10/16/2018        6:00 PM               Glen Rose Volleyball (F)                                                 Varsity Home

10/19/2018        4:30 PM               Mineral Wells Volleyball (F)                                         Varsity Away

10/23/2018        6:00 PM               Brownwood Volleyball (F)                                            Varsity Away

 

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