“We were looking forward to training together during the season because it’s important to know your teammates. We’d know each other's roles, the plays; team building is just an important part of football so we can work together as a team on the field rather than against one another.”
Along with the present well-being of his teammates, Johnson also feels football played an important role to his well-being before quarantine began. “It’s really important to me, it gave me accountability with memorizing my plays, it gave me friends, coaches. I was hoping that I could potentially get a scholarship from football but since the season is cancelled and I didn't get a lot of stats last year due to my injury, I’m starting to have my doubts.”
With sports playing a huge role for many student athletes in AHS, they have to find new ways to continue their athletic journey while also following the covid health restrictions. For Senior soccer player Alyssa Sullivan, she found ways to deal with the sports cancellation and keep her shape to continue training soccer all while maintaining a safe training environment.
Alyssa Sullivan has played soccer for most of her life. This includes both Soccer at school, and club soccer which she also trains with while the school's soccer is not in session. Soccer is an important part of her life so Sullivan manages to find ways to continue training while also staying safe.