Chatham Athletes Hit the Turf to Prepare for Fall Season

Alex Sands in white jersey and offensive coach Steve Trivino talk about the next play to run in practice Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham field hockey captains: Jackie Krieger, Emily Buckman, Gislina Saul, Emily Wingate and Jess Barry lead the stretching exercises at Haas Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham's new field hockey coach Kaitlin Leyden Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham football coach Jason Izsa talks to team at the end of morning session Monday Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham boys soccer coach Mark Maka sets up training session for team at Cougar Field Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High athletes tried to ignore the heat as they took to the turf fields at Cougar and Haas to begin preseason practice.

The Chatham football team wore full pads for the first time during double sessions on Monday. Offensive coordinator Steve Trivino didn't want to reveal too much for public consumption, but he did mention that he was impressed with the knowledge of the plays the offense showed early on. It's also no secret that the 2015 Chatham team has depth at the skill positions.

The Cougar football team gets some competitive action on Friday morning when it scrimmages at Gov. Livingston in Berkeley Heights.

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Chatham's first-year field hockey coach Kaitlin Leyden provided the team with a workout packet for the weeks leading up to Monday's first practice session. A former Oak Knoll assistant coach, this will be the 26-year-old's first head coaching position.

Boys soccer coach Mark Maka has a young team returning, but a couple of "old timers" Brian Graham and Billy Calvert said the team has talent. Graham and Calvert participated in practice on Monday before heading off to college. Graham will attend Washington College in Maryland and Calvert is enrolled at Susquehanna University.

Robbie Moskowitz using his juggling skills to pick off a pass from Alex Sands at practice on Monday morning.

Chatham boys soccer team runs a possession drill in practice on Monday morning.

Chatham field hockey players begin 12-minute jog around Haas Field.

Chatham soccer goalies run through some agility drills at the start of practice on Monday

Caroline Hoerrner and her field hockey teammates work on some pulls during the team's first practice on Monday.


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