Arizona State head football coach Herm Edwards explains the importance of adjusting practice on the fly.
Every coach and team will experience days when practice is sluggish and the energy is low. Edwards says coaches need to understand their teams to figure out how to get the most out of such practices and that little will be accomplished by screaming at your team. “It’s up to you, as the leader of the team, to understand where your team’s at,” Edwards says. “What you have to do is take a step back and say, what can I get out of this practice?”
Sometimes Edwards would change sluggish practices to walk-throughs on the fly, making them more mental-oriented practices than physical ones. Making these adjustments comes from knowing your players and grasping what works best for your team.
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