We have 8 out of our 10 games being played on Thursdays because our we have one district stadium that fields 5 schools. Our staff is going to breakdown our next opponent on Friday and game plan Saturday morning. I am considering bringing our players up Saturday afternoon for an hour practice, film, and weights. I wanted to know if anyone has done this and what was your practice schedule?
You could run it how we always ran our Mondays. Go out to the field, introduce new plays/variations of plays. Show their defense/offense formations and talk about best players and plays. Then do a little yogging. Watch film. Done in 1-2 hours. Closer to 2 early in the season, more like 1 later.
Post by lilbuck1103 on Feb 3, 2019 16:15:43 GMT -6
Saturday afternoon? If I brought them in, big if, I’d do it in the morning. Saturday afternoon will completely take that day away from family time, work, being a kid, etc when it happens smack in the middle of the day.
In that situation, I’d bring them in Sunday evening. That way the weekend isn’t affected too much.
When we have a Thursday game we do it the way others have said: Saturday practice is like a Monday would be normally. For us that means: Lifting, film, Walk through the scouting report and game plan, and some light conditioning. We do this on Saturday morning. If we're going from a Friday game to a Thursday we'd probably just give them a rough idea of the scouting report and game plan, since we wouldn't have that finalized yet, and tell them that more details would be coming out Monday (We can't bring them in on Sunday).
Sometimes we just skip over the film an tell them to watch on HUDL but that's because we only play a couple of Thursday games. If you play most of your games on Thursdays that might not be an option.
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