The Logan County Cougar soccer team is working hard this summer to prepare for their season which starts in less than a month. The Cougars have been practicing for two weeks to prepare for their first game on August 19 at Hopkins County-Central.
In the past two years, the program has lost 19 seniors. Head coach Eric Evans says they are working on rebuilding the team and getting the players more experience. He says the team is a lot younger this year but they have a lot of talent.
“We have been conditioning a lot this summer and building up the lower leg strength to hopefully prevent injuries during the season. We want them to get in shape so they can run a full game and not feel tired,” said Evans. “This group is a lot younger but I believe it is a good thing because it makes them pass to each other.”
Evans says that this year there has been less negativity throughout the team. He says the team is doing better at communicating which is something they are focusing on this year.
“Last year the communication was almost non-existent. This year we are really pushing communication because it is very important in this sport. This year the communication is up a little bit, but we still need to work on it,” said Evans. I’m looking forward to a good year. We have the talent and the capability, I just need them to believe in themselves and work together.”
The Cougars will have an away scrimmage at Heritage Christian Academy on August 12 and their first game on August 19.