SPRING, Texas—Twenty-one athletes from the Tomball Christian Warriors football and baseball programs had an energetic start to off-season training today at The Farm League Park, with many more expected to join next week after returning from summer breaks and 7-on-7 football.
Undaunted by temperatures at starting time of 90 degrees and a heat index just shy of 100 degrees, the Warriors gave sports performance coach George Coleman of Peak Athletic Performance a spirited welcome, and then focused intensely as he led them through a series of state-of-the-art flexibility, agility, speed, and conditioning drills over the next two hours.
In introducing coach Coleman, football coach Bill Pellerin spoke of the tremendous opportunity this new training program affords Warrior athletes and later encouraged them to repeat several of the agility drills at least once per week on their own.
The training program runs through the first of August for football players from the Warriors varsity and junior high football teams as well as varsity baseball players, who are coming off their title-winning performance last month in the Texas Christian Athletic League state tournament.
This is the first joint training program between the football and baseball organizations, the result of a move by the TCW board to strengthen the entire Warriors organization through integrated training opportunities and sharing of knowledge and volunteer resources among the football, baseball, and cheer programs.
The Warriors football and baseball teams consist wholly of home-schooled athletes and compete at the varsity level against public and private schools from around the state.