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Broncos focused on conditioning heading into first game

Hastings College football putting emphasis on conditioning during fall camp given lack of off-season camps.
Published: Aug. 31, 2020 at 9:26 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings College football is two weeks into fall camp and as the Broncos inch closer to kicking off their season, head coach Tony Harper and his staff are putting an emphasis on injury prevention.

“Our biggest concern right now is not the social distancing and all that stuff,” Harper said. “Our concerns now are, are we strong enough, are we healthy enough to make it through a whole game let along a whole season. So, you know injury prevention has been a big thing. Strength and conditioning has been a big thing. Getting into the training room taking care of your bodies. That is where our big focus is right now.”

Without spring camp and limited off-season workout opportunities, Coach Harper said his team is spending less time on the practice field so they can spend more time in the weight room.

“We’re spending a lot of time and a lot of resources trying to adjust that schedule so that we can get our guys not only rehab but some preventative rehab type of stuff to hopefully kind of push those injuries back,” he said.

Coach Harper said Tuesday, Sept. 1 they start prepping for Dakota Wesleyan. Game kicks-off Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. CT from Lloyd Wilson Field.

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