Yosemite High School varsity and JV football players have completed nine mornings of summer practice and conditioning over the past three weeks in preparation for the 2013-2014 season.
Under the direction of assistant coaches Brian Johnson, Ed Wien and Aaron Pelzl, team members worked out 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on offense and defense, while stressing conditioning mixed with time in the weight room.
Players will have two weeks off and then return for another three weeks of non-contact work-outs prior to the start of school.
"It's been said that championships are made in the weight room," Johnson said. "Our players are getting bigger, stronger and faster."
The teams will attend a two-day retreat in mid-August at Camp Pacifica in Nipinnawasee for a variety of team-building activities and strength and conditioning drills.
Team members and coaches, will also spend half a day weed-eating and providing general clean-up for the camp, owned by Lions Club International.
"This will be our second year holding the retreat," Kent Lincoln, varsity coach said. "Its great getting all our players together for some hard work on the football field, hard work cleaning-up the camp and a lot of fun."
The Yosemite High School Football Booster will host a season kick-off dinner at Raupp field on Friday, Aug. 23, preceded by a varsity scrimmage.
The Badgers open the season hosting Calaveras High School from San Andreas on Sept. 6.