The majority of Mansfield athletes put in three straight weeks of acclimatization workouts through the month of June. Players and coaches were to take the week of Fourth of July off before resuming sport-specific workouts on July 6.
Through June the emphasis was on getting players back to a certain level of conditioning with some limited sport skill training. The emphasis will shift in July to include more sport-specific skill training and teaching with continued sport-specific fitness.
Practice times for most teams will now include athletes from grades seven through twelve.
Football, volleyball, and cross country increase their level of activity since those team sports start the fall season. Incoming seventh-graders wishing to participate in those sports will be included in the July schedule issued by Mansfield coaches.
For the month of July volleyball will have practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with the following check-in times. Senior high report at 7:15 a.m., junior high comes at 9:30 a.m., and seventh-grade check-in at 11:30 a.m. Practices are at the high school gym.
Girls basketball will report to the high school gym on Mondays and Fridays with senior high check-in at 7:30 a.m. and junior high at 9:50 a.m. Those basketball players not involved in volleyball can also report for extra shooting practice at the middle gym on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
Cross country for girls and boys from seventh through twelfth grades will be in the evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Those practices will be at the Mansfield City Lake Park with check-in at 7:00 p.m. and concluding around 8:30 p.m.
Mansfield’s boy athletes will move to Monday through Thursday practices in the month of July with no practices on Fridays. Senior high will report at 8:00 a.m. and be done by 9:45 a.m. Junior high and seventh-grade will check-in at 10:15 a.m. and conclude by noon.
Boys basketball will be held at the middle school. Monday and Thursday has junior high practicing at 11:30-1:30 and senior high practicing 2-3:30. Tuesdays will remain the same with senior high practicing at 8-10 and junior high practicing 10-12:30. Wednesday will be open gym at the middle school from 12-2.
All athletes are reminded they must report to check-in times with face masks and complete the daily screening questions. They should have their own water, towels, clothes, shoes, or other items necessary for practice.
Contact the athletic department through the high school office (479-928-1105) should you have questions.