Right now we have 3 options. We can bring them in Saturday morning, bring them in Monday morning before school, or Monday after school before practice. Bringing them in either morning probably means a few kids won't be there. But really don't wanna cut into practice time. Just seeing how other people do it and if they have any other ideas.
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2019 17:25:57 GMT -6 by bulldogs29
Right now we watch film Monday after school before we go on the field. We've done that at other schools too. For one year, we watched film on Saturday mornings and had parents make breakfast for them. We had youth football right after, so we just had them come in an hour earlier and then stay to help with youth football. If we didn't have youth football on Saturday mornings, we would have kept watching film on Monday afternoons.
We used to come in on Sat. mornings to review Friday's game, but the last 2 seasons we changed it to Mondays before practice. We like Monday reviews much better and won't go back.
We love being able to thoroughly review the game and make notes, then share it out over the weekend. We review the previous game in 30-40 minutes on Monday before switching to the upcoming opponent. We also share a video scouting report over the weekend. The kids seem to absorb the info much better when they've had a chance to privately review it beforehand.
Saturdays are now the day to decompress and get a light lift and stretch in for the varsity. JV plays their game on Sat.
We feel our entire team (coaches and players) have been able to keep a more consistent level of energy throughout the grind of the season with this schedule.
We watch film with players on Saturday morning. We watch about 20 plays which we label the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. After this viewing, film is shared with players and they can watch on their own. As soon as scouting film is tagged, it's sent to players. We will watch film with players Wednesday after practice.
Monday afternoon before practice. We tell parents up front: Mondays will be long, but they get their weekends with their families. I see the value of Saturday stretches and injury evaluations. We are in a situation where there team doctors see players on Saturday morning when needed and where trainers will work with any that need something of that nature on Saturday that doesn't require the team doctors.
I first decided to get away from Saturday mornings when there were always conflicts--the most common being college football games. Families had season tickets, they travelled to the games. So poor kids practice and affluent kids dont? Nah. Other times, it was high profile players who were visiting colleges for games on Saturdays. I'm going to excuse the stars and make the other kids practice? Nah. On top of that, there were the invariable family conflicts--or the kid who had to take an SAT--always something. Who do you excuse, who do you not excuse. Cost-benefit analysis: Saturdays turned into Monday afternoons. I don't get complaints about keeping them a little longer on Mondays. We get 2 hours in on the field. Coaches have time to prepare film before we show it to them--without asking them to stay up all night Friday night getting it ready or without showing it to the players without the preparation needed. I'm up most of the night on Friday, it doesn't mean the rest of the staff has to be.