The Valdosta Balzers take the field for their first day of practice

The Blazers enter the 2019 season at the defending National Champions

VSU takes the field in 2019 camp

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - The Valdosta Balzers took the field for their first practice, Friday.

Where there was no shortage of energy on the field.

Nearly all the starters from last year's national championship team are returning this year.

And to have another successful season, the Valdosta Blazers are taking it one day at a time.

Head Coach Gary Goff told us the players are locked-in and ready to put in the work.

“It’s just about coming out here and getting better every single second of every practice,” said Goff.

To continue this winning tradition, Goff told us it’ll take more than just talent and experience.

“We have enough talent to do almost anything we can dream of. So, this season it’s not going to be about that. It’s going to be about, can we develop that leadership from within the team, because we all know we need a little bit more than talent to win," said Goff.

Goff said to be successful come game day, it starts by winning every practice.

The Blazers take the field against Albany State University, September 7.

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