Staying in shape with individual work

Soccer teams adjust to no practice


Caroline Attmore

With the end of the regular season and the beginning of the playoffs suspended through at least March 29, both the boys' and girls' soccer teams are transitioning to individual workouts. Although the UIL has only suspended athletic contests through March 29, Frisco ISD has suspended in-person classes through April 3.

Remi Williams, Staff Reporter

With all Frisco ISD classes shifting to eLearning, sports are no exception. Soccer is one of the many sports whose season was cut short due to COVID-19. So, rather than playing games, the soccer teams are being directed to stay in shape in case their season continues.

“Basically we have a daily log, a fitness journal and we say the date, what exercise we did, and how we are building our mental strength,” junior Emerie Jones said. “I think this is a great thing for us to be doing because it strengthens not only our bodies but also our mental health and self discipline.”

As for head girls’ coach Liz Mokler, she sees the freedom for the girls to pick their workout as a beneficial thing. 

We’re really hoping the girls hold themselves and each other accountable,” Mokler said. That they all emerge with the confidence gained by creating and implementing a healthy active lifestyle plan that will benefit them in multiple ways for years to come.”

The boys’ team is doing weekly workouts and sending them to head coach Fred Kaiser.

“For soccer eLearning we had to run a couple miles and do a couple ball skills and work on our juggling and summit to a Google form,” junior Luke Berry said. “I feel that this is good for us but still isn’t the same as doing a practice everyday.”

To break things up, Kaiser is also looking into different online workout plans.

‘I am working with a company that specializes in cognitive training for soccer players to see if we can roll that out as well,” Kaiser said.

With the season currently cut short, it means some traditional season highlights may not happen. 

‘I would love for my players to get to play at Toyota Stadium this year,’ Kaiser said. “It is a special event to be able to play on an MLS field. I’m also disappointed that our Senior Night has been postponed.”