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© June, 2006
Proven Plans For Perfecting Your Practices

by Lee Weber
Head Football Coach, Plainville High School, Plainville, Kan.

PAUL BROWN ONCE said, “Leave as little to chance as possible. Preparation is the key to success.” At Plainville High School, we know that football games aren’t won simply by our performance on Friday nights, but rather it’s a comprehensive process that starts the day the previous season ends and runs through every minute we with spend with our players in the off-season, preseason and practices. A winning football program strives to make its practices as productive and enhancing as possible.

We will practice everything that we expect from our players — from how to line up, to proper stretching techniques, to the procedure for entering and exiting the field of play and even the expected player reactions to a perceived poor call by the officials.

Practices should be built to make your football team as proficient as possible in playing the game and executing the schemes designed by the coaching staff. Time must allotted to skill and physical development.

The bulk of your conditioning, strength training and skill development should occur in the off-se ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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