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JABS in new settings

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Gazette Staff
June 12, 2009

Janesville’s new high school fieldhouses are set for their first athletic workouts.


The 43rd annual JABs summer fitness program begins Monday on both sides of the city, and it will be using the new facilties at Craig and Parker.


The program is free and again will be under the direction of varsity coaches at both schools. They include Ben McCormick and Mike Miller at Craig, along with Joe Dye and Ryan Masterson at Parker.


Dye will conduct a strength and speed training program at Parker that is designed for students entering grades 8 through 12. It will include strength training, speed sleds, speed chutes and plyometrics.


Sessions are 7:30-9:30 a.m., 9-10:30, 10:30-noon and 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week, running through Aug. 7.


Masterson will be in charge of an open gym and conditioning for boys basketball at Parker, beginning Tuesday. It will be for those entering grades 6 through 12 and will run from 3-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Participants may register on site for both segments of the Parker programs.


What’s now called “Cougar Gym” at Craig will feature strength training and speed enhancement, footwork and speed training, an individualized and computer strength program, and an open gym for basketball and volleyball.


Weight room hours will be 6:45-11:15 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 7:30-10:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday.


Footwork and speed training (FAST) sessions will be 7:30, 8:15, 9 and 9:45 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Open gym hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.


Everyone must register to use the new fitness center. While any athlete may attend any session, these are the suggested workout times:


Block 1, 7:30-9 am.—Grades 9-12 males.


Block 2, 9-10:30 a.m.—Grades 9-12 females, all Grade 6-8 participants.



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