UTICA, N.Y. ---4 times a week, parents in Utica drop their kids off at Edward Singleton's house. Each year Singleton holds a Summer workout camp. He normally takes kids to a track, but this year he had to host it at his home in South Utica.
The kids do workouts in the road and front lawn for a 1-hour workout session.
"It's just a basic speed camp. I coached track for years at Donovan Middle School for kids that are interested. Especially this year during quarantine. We just do it here it's easier and it's more convenient," said Singleton.
The camp does a different set of workouts each day. They cover everything from agility workouts to core workouts.
Some of the parents stick around and watch the kids work through their drills. Rocco Giruzzi drops his triplet sons off every day.
"I just wanted to get them out during the summertime. Working on their speed and getting them in shape," said Rocco Giruzzi.
Some of the city's school athletes are on Singleton's roster. Emma Cohen plays basketball for her school and said Singleton's camp helps her prepare.
"It's really important when we get back into the season. It could be really hard to do the workouts. It helps us stay in shape and work on our footwork and stuff like that," said Cohen.
Singleton's camp also gets the attention of his neighbors. John Durney and his wife live next to Singleton and watch the kids every morning on their front porch.
"They're out, they're doing something, they're getting fresh air. It's the best thing to stay healthy during the coronavirus," said Durney.
The camp goes from 9 am to 10 am on Mondays Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on Van Vorst Street.