Selma High School football players go through strength training during a workout in February. The Saints are set to begin spring football practices in the first week of May. -- File Photo
Selma High School football players go through strength training during a workout in February. The Saints are set to begin spring football practices in the first week of May. -- File Photo

Saints progress through offseason workouts as spring nears

Published 6:34pm Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With spring football practices set for the first week of May, the Selma High School Saints are making sure they’re physically ready to hit the field.

The Saints have been continuing their strength and conditioning program in the early months of 2013 to prepare for the upcoming season.

Leroy Miles, head football coach of Selma High School, said the Saints are continuing to improve, and they have seen an increase in the number of players participating in workouts.

“We’re just continuing to try and get bigger, faster and stronger. The numbers are up, and the kids are showing up every day,” Miles said. “We’re just trying to increase our strength and agility where we can be better prepared this year. We’ve been working real hard, and we’re just going to continue to stay on schedule with our strength and conditioning program and try to be prepared to play.”

Miles said the Saints are aiming to start spring practices the first week of May, and will be playing Keith in a jamboree game while looking to add other teams, much like the two area squads did last spring with St. Jude joining.

Miles said offseason workouts are all about getting stronger and working on the little things with the hope of carrying it all over into the spring, and ultimately to the regular season.

“We’re just trying to make sure the technique in the weight room is good. We’re going to start doing a little conditioning on next week,” Miles said. “Just trying to make sure we’re solid at every position. Like I said, the numbers are up, and I think our offensive line is going to be our strongest point this year. So we just want to make sure we get stronger so that we’ll be able to maximize our abilities. I think if we can do that this year and get stronger this year, we’ll have a productive spring that will lead us into a productive football season this year.”

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