Baldwin football team begins formal weightlifting, conditioning sessions
BALDWIN — It’s beginning to look a lot like football in Baldwin.
On Monday, veteran coach Doug Bolles started a summer session of weightlifting and conditioning. It will all lead into the start of three-weeks of preseason practices starting on Aug. 12.
The sessions are going 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
“We’re trying to get outside a little bit on Tuesdays and Thursday,” Bolles said.
Monday’s workout open with nine players.
“I’ve got some kids that said they wouldn’t be back yet from the holiday weekend,” Bolles said. “We expect the beginning of this week to be a little light yet. Next week, we’re supposed to be at Hesperia on Tuesdays for a 7-on-7. I hope to get some kids toward the end of this week so we’re ready for next week.”
These sessions, Bolles said, are designed to get the players in condition so they’re ready for the season...”receivers running routes, quarterbacks with their timing...just get your head up in the game. If you don’t do it you fall behind everyone else.”
Baldwin won the West Michigan D league last season and went to the playoffs.
“Hopefully with the success we had last year, the numbers will grow,” Bolles said. “I have eight of my players down at Grand Valley at an academic thing for a month.
“As we get moving and get closer, things will fall together.”