In the early evenings this week, when daylight is still around for a couple of hours and the hot summer temperatures are cooler, members and future prospects of the Crook County High School girls soccer team work on skills and conditioning for the upcoming season.
>Cowgirls use camp as warmup for daily doubles
The Cowgirl soccer camp kicked off Tuesday evening at the CCHS fields and runs through Friday.
Conducted by former CCHS boys soccer coach Charlie Berman and assisted by CCHS girls coach Kim Kambak, one of the focuses of camp is taking shots on goal.
"Our main purpose is for the girls to get 50 shots a day that go in the net. Even in professional soccer, the accuracy is about 25 percent, so these girls will have to get hundreds of shots off before they will get anywhere near 50," Kambak said.
"I also want them to know that they can shoot and shooting isn't about power. A lot of times it's about finesse and it's also about using your head and prepping the defender so that the defender is off balance and you can just go around for the finesse shot."
The Cowgirl soccer team begins daily doubles Monday at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with skills and conditioning. Practice continues again from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. with plays and defense. The schedule will continue through Friday.
Completed physical forms and permission slips are required before players can practice. They can be turned in to the CCHS office. Physicals are offered at three Prineville locations: Pioneer Health Care Center (447-6263) Prineville Internal Medicine (416-2002), High Desert Clinic (447-1008).