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Organizing Effective Practice Sessions

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© December, 2001

by John Shea
Head Coach, Everett Huskies Youth Football, Everett, Mass.

EFFECTIVE PRACTICE sessions are the key to winning football games. Our coaching mission statement is to improve every player, in every skill, at every practice.

Why have your players perform tackling drills if it isn�t going to make each player a better tackler? Why do agility drills every day if you�re not going to improve the players� movement skills?

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Knoll once said, �Practice without improvement is meaningless.� 

Pre-Practice Meetings
In our program, we spend a great deal of time preparing for our pre-practice meetings. They should be short and concise, yet still cover all the important aspects of our team goals. This is also a good time to go over any corrections that need to be made from the last pr ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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