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The End of "The Edge"

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Whew, the workouts are over.
The Sulphur Springs conditioning program, called “The Edge” had a sweaty end today with about 50 athletes on the high school practice field.
The two hour conditioning program, which began on June 8, was meant to not only give the male and female high school participants explosive jumping and running abilities, but increase their confidence and mental approach to athletics.
“It was another good year, our numbers were down a little from last year. But there’s a lot going on like church camps and vacations,” said Sulphur Springs head football coach Greg Owens. “The kids that go here, got better and that’s great to see. I was pleased overall.”
The coach reported 150 or so athletes the  first few days, but the numbers went down as the summer went on. The average was around 80.
The coach continued, “We did not have as many out from the younger grades. I was disappointed by the numbers of the incoming freshmen. We got some work to do there with the commitment level.”
The upperclassmen who worked out in the camp got good work done and Owens said he saw improvement.
“The older athletes who were here got better,” Owens said. “It was the strength, conditioning and the whole deal. What they put into, they got back. They found out they could push themselves. Some of them had not been working that hard for this kind of duration. This was two hours a day, four days a week. It’s not only physical, but mental.”
Male and female athletes were through the same training for the most part with Owens reporting that girls made up around 30 of the participants.
“They (girls) got confidence from going through the same program,” Owens said. “Some of them are very tough competitors.”



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