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Switch to Spring Means More Practice Time for L&C Spikers

Article by: Jan Dona, L&C Media Services,

GODFREY — The way Bron Wilkerson sees it, the NJCAA’s decision to move most fall sports to next spring could be a good thing on more than one front.

Wilkerson, the Lewis and Clark Community College volleyball coach, said his Trailblazers will have more time to train this fall in advance of the January start up for the regular season and there will be more time to hopefully flatten the COVID-19 curve, which is the reason for the change to spring.

“Our players do their own fitness workouts in the summer,” Wilkerson said, “and we would normally have the players back on Aug. 1, so we’ll be just a little behind.”

But in all actuality, the ‘Blazers will be ahead of the pace by some four months.

With players returning Aug. 13 and the official preseason training period put off for the spring season, the new Aug. 15 start for practice is of little consequence.

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