Challenges of opening up school weight rooms

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Governor Pete Ricketts announced schools would be allowed to open up their weight rooms June 1st, as long as they follow specific guidelines. Adams Central Strength & Conditioning Coach Evan Feezell is in the midst of planning to open his schools weight room.

Coach Feezell said one of the biggest challenges is figuring out the logistics. Schools need to stagger times so only 10 people are in a room at a time. Then comes the challenge of trying to figure out what level students are at physically.

"A lot of kids haven't done anything for three months. The worst possible approach for a coach is going to be to make up for lost time. That's not what we're trying to do," Feezell said. "We're trying to get kids back to where they were when they left three months ago or two months ago, however long that's been."

He said while it may not be an ideal situation it's important for students to make the most of it.

"There is no set blueprint for this. We're going to try to do what's best for our kids and then make it work with our coaches and then roll with it. If it doesn't work the first week then we'll change it up and we'll do what's best for the kids," Feezell said. "We've never done this before. So we're in new territory."

Adams Central plans to hold workouts Monday through Thursday, going from 6:30 am to 12:30 pm.