Monday morning came early for the Lady Coyote volleyball program as the official start to two-a-days and the new season began.

Head Coach Tomika Crosby has taught her girls for several years that success late in the season comes back to the work they are willing to put in during their August practices. And with two days of practices under their belts, Crosby is looking to put a squad together that can pull off back-to-back playoff appearances.

"The first week of practice has been good so far," Crosby said. "We had 35 girls show up for volleyball — many young talented players. I am looking forward to the scrimmage this weekend and excited to see how well the girls play together."

The Lady Coyotes have six players returning from their roster and will be adding three additional players to the varsity roster this week. The team hits the ground running with four days of practices and then a scrimmage on Friday at Farmersville. That will be followed by two more scrimmages at home on Saturday before the Lady Coytoes tip off their regular season opener at Krum on Tuesday.

An early-season favorite event — the Collin County Spikefest — will be held the following weekend with Anna and Melissa co-hosting.