MT. VERNON —
"We want to develop players so we can win more games. I think that's the approach we're going to take."
The ultimate goal is equipping players with enough skills, respect and knowledge of the sport so they can play in college.
"Those kinds of kids are going to have opportunities to go elsewhere and play at the collegiate level," Duncan said. "Sort of trying to develop the whole package is what we're trying to do."
Duncan said his time at Rend Lake will benefit him and his teams.
"I think I know what (juniors and seniors) have to be able to accomplish in order for a college coach to take a look at them, for them to get on their radar," Duncan said.
The boys team is currently conducting its summer training. The group will focus on conditioning and also increasing their understanding of the game.
"It will make getting ready for August a lot easier," Duncan said.
Mt. Vernon's boys team finished last season with a 4-3 loss in the regional final against Marion. The Lady Rams were knocked out of the opening regional round after a 6-1 defeat.