The time is finally here.

One of the best moments of the athletic calendar is upon us as high school volleyball and football athletes begin prepping for their 2016 seasons 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 practice at 8 a.m.

Moving to football, the Yellow Jackets will certainly be early risers when they take the field at 6 a.m., 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.

Practice times are subject to be changed by coaches.