Post by StraightFlexin on Apr 18, 2018 8:15:26 GMT -6
I think every song I had was over 10 years old. I feel like music really helped my practice from players being upbeat and being forced to communicate loudly. I think it energized the coaches and increased tempo. Older song eliminated the player dance off session
I download stuff from freeplaymusic.com. They have a lot of music that is meant for background type/real videos. They have a license thing you have to do. No money is involved for what I/we do. Meaning they have a lot of music that has no vocals and big beats and is rock-/rap-/folk-/hip-hop-based. They have variations of the songs from 1-minute to full song length. I download it, build a couple of 3-hour playlists, connect the phone to the PA speaker, put it on shuffle. That way I know that none of the stuff will be explicit, it won't have lyrics, it won't be the same stuff all the time in the same sequence.
I prefer practice music as noise, adds energy to the sessions, makes us work on communications in high-noise environment. I also have the time clock added on top of this so we have the practice schedule playing as well. I find that when the music has vocals folks start listening to the lyrics/singing/dancing rather than concentrating on their drills and such.
I like the noise, I like the energy, I don't like the lyrics.
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Off topic a bit, but our wrestling team has had a tradition for years of Footloose Fridays where they listen to the Footloose soundtrack the entire practice.
One Friday, my wife took our 8-year-old to practice which is right after the HS team is done. There were some of the HS guys still there practicing with the music going. When she got home my wife said, "I didn't know what to think about sweaty HS guys rolling around with "Dancing in the Sheets" blaring from the speakers!"
Post by Chris Clement on May 7, 2018 17:13:43 GMT -6
If you want to do the music thing at practice you need to have your practice scripted and organized, and your drills have to be familiar, basically everything needs to be well-thought out. You can’t give log coaching speeches. But you have to be at the point of being that organized first before you can play music. I did find it helped keep a flow to things because those coaches that liked to talk simply couldn’t.