Football: Huron River Rats using technology to keep up with workouts

The Huron football coaches aren’t allowing their players to turn into coach potatoes during this unfortunate lockdown. Last week, the River Rats began video workouts as 30 to 40 players logged on in order to log off a few pounds and stay in shape.

Coach Josh Williams, the team’s varsity defensive line coach, is holding 30-minute workouts Monday through Thursday. There also are different sessions to choose from each day.

“The workout is very important during these tough times because you get the kids to engage into something positive and it takes their mind off all the disturbing things going on at the moment with the pandemic,” said Huron Coach Antaiwn Mack. “Our student athletes are able to let out some energy, communicate with other teammates, visibly interact with each other which allows them to have fun and be comfortable, socialize and workout while maintaining social distancing.”

Mack says it’s extremely helpful for the student-athletes to be involved in the Zoom team workouts.

“It was a great idea and coach Williams enjoys every moment of helping our student athletes get better through this tough time,” Mack said. “Josh Williams is a former Michigan Wolverine/NFL football player. He played for the Indianapolis Colts for seven years in the NFL. Our student-athletes are definitely getting better while enjoying the Zoom workout.”