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Chester summer workouts have started, and the coaching staff is excited about the number of Yellowjacket athletes who have committed themselves to getting better. Pictured are the athletes that showed up on day one of workouts, which started on June 13 and will go on all summer. Summer workouts in full swing for Jackets. Photo by Jana Rayburn
By Jana Rayburn
CHESTER – The Chester Yellowjacket coaching staff is hard at work this summer. The athletes are working out from 9am-11am Mondays through Thursdays, in hopes of getting stronger and faster for the upcoming school year.
Athletic director Coleman Butter is encouraged by the number of athletes that are choosing to attend the workouts.
Butter said, “Year-round commitment by our athletes will make a huge difference when we start competing next year.” Sport specific training is from 11am until noon every day. Athletes need to bring water, wear appropriate athletic clothing and footwear, and a good attitude. Football players also need to bring cleats. These workouts are open for all incoming seventh through twelfth graders, and will go on the remainder of the summer, except for a break from July 4-8.
Coach Crystal Muncrief said “We have had a good turnout so far this summer and are looking forward to a great year. Along with our morning workouts, we have many evening opportunities available for our athletes”. Coach Muncrief hopes to see everyone there.
The Chester Summer Softball Clinics will be held on five Thursdays this summer. Dates are June 23, June 30, July 14, July 21 and July 28. Pitchers and catchers will work out from 5:30 -6:30 p.m., fielding, hitting, and base running will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This is open to all incoming seventh–twelfth graders who live in the Chester ISD district or attend Chester ISD.
There will be sports camps July 25, 26 and 27.
More information on the times will be made available closer to these dates. You can keep undated on events related to summer workouts and camps on the Chester
Yellowjacket Buzz Link Facebook page or Chester Yellowjacket Athletics Facebook page.
Looking ahead to the end of summer, varsity football and volleyball practices will start on August 1.