Caprock head football coach Dan Sherwood was one of many coaches to jump on social media and send athletes positive encouragement Monday while school’s are closed due to the coronavirus. [Provided photo]
It’s an extremely tough time for everyone across the globe dealing with the scary conditions the coronavirus has brought over the past couple of months.
As of right now, the spreading of COVD-19, has put all sports at a stand still, and professional, college and high school sports are in uncharted waters.
The University Interscholastic League has suspended school’s with hopes of reconvening at the earliest by April 3, per Texas Governor Greg Abbott. All UIL athletic events have suspended until May 4.
So what do coaches do in the mean time to keep in touch with their student-athletes? How will athletes be able to workout for their certain sport when things do get back to normal?
Those questions look to be answered. Panhandle head football coach and athletic director, Dane Ashley, started posting workouts for his student-athletes via his Twitter account last week.
On Monday, a plethora of coaches back from spring break took to their twitter accounts, sending positive vibes to their athletes to make sure a routine was in place.
“It’s amazing with all the technology we have now,” Caprock head football coach Dan Sherwood said. “We have the help of Google to give them workouts and daily challenges. We stay in contact on a daily basis because we care about these kids like of their our own. Social media has given us a platform, and I want these guys to see that us coaches are also being disciplined and staying in shape.”
Sherwood was one a handful of coaches and athletic directors to jump on Twitter and make sure to send athletes a message.