DHS athletics director announces summer weights and conditioning schedule
The summer weight and conditioning program at De Soto High School is designed to maximize the athletic potential and ability of every participating athlete. It is based on two core lifts per day that stress multiple-joint explosive power and four auxiliary lifts that are sport-specific for each athlete.
It is open to anyone currently in the De Soto High enrollment area. For size and safety reasons only students who will be entering the 7th through 12th grades next year are invited. School officials said this will allow for the supervisors to give more individualized instructions to all lifters.
The cost is $35 per participant. This cost covers the t-shirt, clinic, and use of the weight facility and gym access.
The weight room rules and regulations are as follows:
• Anyone tardy will not be allowed to that session
• Proper school-colored attire will be worn at all times in the weight room
• No hats, earrings, bracelets, watches or accessories will be allowed in the weight room
• No horseplay will be tolerated
• Everyone, each session, will participate in the entire session
• Everyone must attend Strength & Conditioning sessions to access the Gym
De Soto High School
Any student attending De Soto High School in the fall is eligible for participation in the ten-week program. Varsity athletes are expected to attend every day. Students must fill out the enrollment form and return it with your check to the office at De Soto High School. You may attend any session during the day. Anyone showing up late for a session will not be allowed to participate during that session. You may return to a later session that day but tardiness will not be allowed. All session participants will wear exercise clothing that contains the school colors. Any clothing with a De Soto, LTMS, MCMS or grade school logo or wording will also be accepted. Anyone not wearing school colors or logos will be asked to leave that session. School officials said weight room is a source of pride for our school community and the participants will set the atmosphere for our group success and it begins with pride.
Middle school students
Any student attending Lexington Trails or Mill Creek middle schools is eligible for participation in the nine-week program. Anyone planning on playing a sport next year should attend. Students must fill out an enrollment form and return it with a check to the office at De Soto High School. You are encouraged to wear DHS colors but it is not required. Tardiness will not be tolerated with this group either.
The workouts are scheduled from Monday through Friday with no sessions on Wednesdays.
First session: 6:45 – 8 a.m., for grades 10-12 boys Soccer, basketball and other one-sport athletes.
Second session: 7:45 – 9 a.m., for grades 10-12 football.
Third session: 8:45 – 10 a.m., for girls grades 10-12.
Fourth session: 9:45 – 11 a.m. for boys grades 7-9.
Fifth session: 10:45 a.m. – noon, for girls grade 7-9.
2010 summer schedule
Week 1: June 3 and June 4
Week 2: June 7 – June 11
Week 3: June 14 – June 18
Week 4: June 21 – June 25
Week 5: June 28 – June 29
Week 6: July 6 – July 9
Week 7: July 12 – July 16
Week 8: July 19 – July 23
Week 9: July 26 – July 30 (last session for 7-8 grades)
Week 10: Aug. 2 – Aug. 3
Testing days to be announced.