An Indians quarterback looks for a throwing lane against an attacking group of defenders.
An Indians quarterback looks for a throwing lane against an attacking group of defenders.

Tribe to host multi-team workout Monday

Published 8:00am Sunday, June 23, 2013

There will be a few different colors circulating about the Wetumpka High workout Monday morning. The Indians will welcome  football teams from St. James, Alabama Christian, Prattville Christian, Marbury and Holtville to take part in a morning practice session.

“There’s starting to be a little bit more of this, especially with the AHSAA cutting back on the number of days we have in the summer,” said Indians coach Tim Perry. “Teams are thinking of ways to get more of their players involved and not just a certain group, like you see at 7-on-7s.”

The workout will start Monday morning at 9 with sessions running 25-minutes each.

The first session is a passing skeleton (7-on-7), while the offensive and defensive linemen tangle in one-on-one drills.

After a water break, the teams will come back to take part in inside run drills.

“Now we’re only going in helmets and shorts, so it’s not going to be full contact,” said Perry. “But it is the chance to give our linemen and running backs some extra work.”

Last summer, with seven play dates to work with, Perry and the Tribe traveled to Montgomery for a team activity with the Trojans. After the run drill, the teams will come together for an 11-on-11 session and then will cyle through from the beginning with the goal of being finished at noon.

The Indians linemen have got a head start on the competition, taking part in a lineman camp at the University of Alabama.

“They did great,” said Perry. “I was very proud of them. Several of them attracted the attention of the Alabama coaches. It was a long day, but I thought they competed hard.”

For Perry, the summer months are their own season.

“I want to see us stronger and in better cardiovascular condition,” said Perry. “I’m very proud of how hard they’ve worked after three weeks of our summer program.”

Along with the workouts and conditioning, Perry said there’s also a lot of offensive and defensive instillation going on.

“When August gets here and we can start practicing, we’ll be able to start a faster pace because everything’s been installed,” he said. “We don’t have to spend practice time teaching. We can just focus on executing at a faster pace.”

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