The time is finally almost here. One of the best moments of the athletic calendar is creeping closer as all of the high school volleyball and football athletes will begin prepping for their 2016 seasons next Monday when two-a-days officially kick off.

Almost all local schools will be starting things off early in the morning.

In volleyball, the Dublin Lady Lions are set to tip things off around 7 a.m., while both Hico and Stephenville are scheduled to begin their practice at 8 a.m.

Moving to football, the Yellow Jackets will certainly be early risers as they’ll take the field at 6 a.m. on Monday, while Dublin will start at 6:45 a.m. and Hico at 8 a.m.

For more information regarding the time of the program’s second practices or altered schedules later in the season, contact the respected school’s athletic office.

The times listed were official as of Monday, July 25. Times are subject to be changed by coaches.