The Warren County high school basketball teams, after having first picked a roster for the upcoming season, have had some time to work on a few drills before they recently finished last Friday in accordance with the TSSAA dead period.
The TSSAA dead period rule states there’s to be no coaching, observing, or contact between coach and players. There is no practice, no open facilities, and no weight training/ conditioning. The dead period, which is to be observed by all schools, is NFHS week 52 and NFHS week 1 for a total of 14 days.
The time frame is June 24 to July 7.
The Pioneers finished their summer session by defeating Stewart’s Creek from Murfreesboro, a tough team that plays in District 7AAA. Warren County played in five camps this summer tweaking valuable skill sets for the season.
“We came away feeling encouraged by what we saw this summer,” said Warren County basketball head coach Chris Sullens. “We have an experienced group with 5-6 guys who have played a considerable amount of time at the high school level coming back. This group is just plain fun to coach. The style we play is much like the style I have wanted to play since I arrived at WCHS.”
“Guys like Sloan Seymour, Chance Hobbs, Isaiah Grayson, Caleb Newby, Tyree Ladet, Irving Espinoza and Bunker Brock allow us to be versatile offensively. We also have some younger guys that can shoot the basketball from the perimeter similar to the way Hobbs can flick it, as we like to call it. We are going to press it every possession we are going to play at pace that will be fun to watch. This group has blended well together and their attitudes top to bottom have been exactly what we expect.”
Sullens reports the plan is to start practicing again in the month of July after the dead period ends.