Beekman Charter Tigers Spring Report

Preparing for its inaugural varsity football season, the Beekman Charter School Tigers finished up spring practice Thursday afternoon.

Coach Jason Grissom says the Tigers made some improvement in the spring.

“I learned a lot about the kids and I think the kids learned a lot about me,” said Grissom, who was hired in late January. “The kids were starting to pick things up toward the end. We still have some holes to fill, but, all in all, I think we're going in the right direction. I think it was a successful spring. We got a lot accomplished.”

High attendance for spring practice was 38.

Grissom says the team's overall work ethic was the most pleasant surprise of the camp.

“We have about 22 kids that I think are really committed to the program,” Grissom said.

Grissom says the Tigers' most glaring weakness at the moment is a lack of overall strength, which was to be expected.

“We're not very strong,” Grissom said, “but I knew that coming in. It's nothing the weight room won't correct.”

Beekman used eight of its allotted 10 practices.

“The weather was cooperative, which was really good,” Grissom said. “I thought we were going to get rained out a couple of times, but we didn't.”

The Tigers will begin their summer program as soon as the new weight room is finished, which is expected to be within two weeks.

“We're going to give them a week or two off, then we'll get into our summer program,” Grissom said. “We're looking forward to summer workouts and fall practice.”