The girls soccer team changed the practice time from 5:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. due to the coach’s and staff’s inability to attend after school practice as well as conflicting practice field scheduling.
“[The rescheduling] has to do with our coach being a teacher here,” sophomore and varsity player Olivia Hsu said.
Hsu said the new practice time for girls’ soccer allows the coach to come to practice immediately after school. Their previous coaches had to drive from their jobs to girls’ soccer practice, which led to postponement of their practice time to 5:30 p.m.
“Last year coaches Forshay and Jackie worked elsewhere and had to get from their jobs to Marshall [so] we had to have practice later so they could get here,” Hsu said.
Senior and soccer player Lauren Cook said she enjoys practice at 3:15 p.m. because it gives her more time for her school work.
“I like practice right after school because it lets me get home earlier and I’m able to eat dinner and do homework at a normal time,” Cook said.
Hsu said this year’s practice schedule is better for her, though it makes after-school scheduling hard.
“It does make [school work] complicated if I need to take retakes, but I just use Learn instead,” Hsu said.
Last year, boys and girls soccer had conflict when it came to scheduling practice, junior and soccer player Selena Kaup said the boys are much more cooperative when it comes to the fields they are using.
“Last year the fields were occupied by boys soccer [team], but now we are always after school,” Kaup said.