Daviess County and Owensboro Catholic softball didn’t trip to Florida for spring destroy week.
This has been a annually factor for DC, or with regards to it, throughout John Biggs’ profession there. The Panthers won’t play in any respect till Friday in a multi-team tournament in Boonville, Ind.
Catholic has a few away video games scheduled early within the week, then it received’t play till Friday in an Elizabethtown tournament.
Biggs teaches at South Spencer in Indiana, and the spring destroy around the Ohio River doesn’t frequently matchup with the dates in Kentucky. He has been the DC head trainer for 13 seasons.
“Usually, it wouldn’t be a thing where we could travel, but we could schedule games during the week, this always has worked for us,” Biggs stated. “We start doing things in the fall, after Labor Day one day a week, then after fall break two days a week, then in November the focus is on strength and conditioning and the weight program.”
The staff begins preseason exercises in mid-February, after which video games were given stepping into overdue March. DC is 6-1 and ranked No. 4 within the state. The Lady Panthers have been KHSAA state softball runners-up final season.
“The way we do it gives the ones a break who want to do something for a few days, go somewhere,” Biggs stated. “It gives the coaching staff a break too. Between varsity and freshmen and jayvee games, it’s six days a week.”
DC has some non-compulsory practices two days this week, then there’s a obligatory observe Thursday and the staff could have a dinner in combination afterwards. DC is again at the box for a sport towards Boonville within the Southern Slam on Friday.
“That gives us an opportunity to see some teams we wouldn’t face in the regular season,” Biggs stated.”It’s a neat surroundings over there at that event. With those non-compulsory exercises, that provides a possibility for children to get some one on one instruction time in.
“Last year, we scheduled something the at the beginning of spring break. We knew some seniors had planned some trips, and it gave us an opportunity to see some other kids in different situations. We found we had some kids who if needed could fill some roles, and that worked out well.”
Catholic has a protracted historical past of taking part in in Pensacola, Fla., throughout spring destroy, however COVID-19 didn’t let the 2020 spring sports activities season get began. Catholic used to be wary about scheduling a spring commute this yr on account of uncertainty over a COVID-19 outbreak final fall, when spring destroy trip plans wish to be made for baseball and softball groups.
Florida highschool softball groups can’t play as many out-of-state fighters as they as soon as may, Catholic trainer Jeremy Phelps stated, in order that used to be additionally an obstacle for this yr. Catholic additionally had issues of the All ‘A’ Classic softball agenda, and it’s used to be in a play-in sport for the All ‘A’ third Region Tournament final Saturday, a 9-1 win over Edmonson County.
Catholic used to be scheduled to play two video games this week, and can play in a big tournament in Elizabethtown on Friday and Saturday. The Lady Aces will then play within the All ‘A’ regional subsequent Monday-Tuesday at McLean County. Catholic is 7-4 thus far this season.
“We went to Pensacola every year before COVID, and we will be going back in the future,” Catholic trainer Jeremy Phelps stated.