BYU holds summer time exercise with coaches

Last updated June 26, 2022


For the first time ever, high school soccer coaches can gather with players throughout the summer and coach them. In June and July, the rule allows for two hours every week.

BYU football's head coach Kalani Sitake instructed his staff to make the most of that coaching time in June but won’t use periods in July. This will provide the players and coaches with a break to relax and have fun before training camp begins on August 3.

He wants his players to be "hungry" and "desperate" from training absence, so they are willing to put in the hard effort required to compete against South Florida and Baylor on consecutive weekends.

Fesi Sitake, the Go sports coordinator, remarked that the time spent with the players has been enormous. “I find it irresistible as a result of as soon as spring ball is over and we go recruiting, there are occasions we simply don’t see the gamers till fall camp,” Sitake said.

“So to have the ability to get these couple of hours per week with them – that is a very powerful factor. We’re not attempting to take off with our offense proper now – that is what spring ball was for and what fall camp might be," she explained.

Sitake continued on how the coaches are welcome to teach the player as they will give them additional face-to-face meetings.

“It is extra of a chance to remind them we’re right here, we’re your coaches, we’ll get you what you want, educate you sure strategies and issues to get higher at and discuss struggles of life. Being across the guys is a very powerful factor.”

By the end of July, Sitake expects trainees to be self-sufficient and ready to return. Sitake added, “We’re not going to make full use of it.” Since the beginning of spring, gamers have had player-administered practices and weightlifting intervals.

Steve Clark saw improvement

Steve Clark, the team’s tight ends coach, observed Isaac Rex in action as he was recuperating from an ankle injury he sustained in a victory over USC last November. “In our exercises, he is been nice,” said Clark.

This hands-on training in the summer allows Clark to see where his players stand and how they can improve in the fall. He said that they look fantastic when things are viewed from the air rather than from the perspective of a team wearing pads.

“We will say we glance good simply throwing the ball around,” Clark commented.

He sees a lot of improvement in his tight ends compared to a year ago.

“Completely. Particulars are higher. Steps are higher. Hand placements are higher. Routes are higher. Studying coverages are higher. Depth of routes are higher. With quarterback Jaren Corridor, it is like they by no means stopped after final 12 months,” said Clark.

John Beck joins BYU coaching

John Beck, a former Cougar and NFL quarterback, serves as a private QB coach for Aaron Roderick and BYU’s two top quarterbacks this summer, according to Fesi Sitake. Corridor and Jacob Conover have also used weekends to work with Beck.

With the help of 3DQB, Beck has worked with the best high school quarterbacks (Zach Wilson, Trey Lance, Kyle Trask) and NFL stars like Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Dak Prescott in Southern California.

According to Roderick, the new NCAA rule shouldn’t have much of an impact on how the offense is run.

“It is simply good to work together with them," Roderick said. "We’re simply attempting to level them in the correct route and get them to have good habits, so once they’re of their particular person exercises, they don’t seem to be repeating dangerous habits.”

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