Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UIS volleyball players put in long hours in preseason

The University of Illinois Springfield volleyball team went all in last week, training for six hours daily.

The Prairie Stars’ players were busy in their first week of practice. New coach Trey Salinas held three practice sessions each day.

The first focused on strength and conditioning, while the second practice was reserved for skill work by position. The final session was for 6-on-6 games.

“It has been very, very hectic,” Salinas said. “They’ve worked extremely hard and have really managed to embrace the atmosphere in the gym. We’re making some good progressions. They are buying into our system.”

Salinas is pushing the Stars to the limit.

There are no cakewalks here. I think it’s going to be a really fun year and usher in a new era of volleyball here in the program.

This story appeared online in The State Journal-Register on August 24, 2015.

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