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Old 07-27-2005, 10:22 AM #1
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Coache's Corner: Practice, Win or Lose

Losing is Learning.

Your job in the next game is to get to the snake, crawl to the 50, shoot inside, and blast the guy in the tape dorito in the side of the head.

• You dive in clean keeping your fundamentals in mind: Stay low, pack down. Move quick. Listen for your back guy.
• You make the 50 knuckle, get in tight, gun up, snap out quick, pop-pop-pop.
• You see the paint break.
• Pink lemonade.
• His head goes down.
• No one walks off.
• He pops up again clean…

Don’t you hate when that happens? Well, get over it.

When you play in practice, it is more important to get repetitions, than it is to get “G’s”. Yes, you shot the cheating SOB, but he has actually done you a favor, because you get another “rep” of making that cross field shot. To learn in practice, you need to be challenged. Having the other team be more difficult to eliminate is a definite challenge. This will also teach you to keep a level head, and deal with the crap that goes on during a tournament game.

What does the other guy get? He played too big and got shot. If he does it again, he will get shot again. He will either go on to win the game, and learn nothing, or maybe he might just learn to keep his big fat head down.

It is not important to “win” in practice. Losing is Learning.

When you walk a field, and make a plan, you are not going to run it perfect the first time you try it. You have to do it, over, and over again. If your game plan fails in a game, do you take the time to realize why it failed? Was it a bad plan, or a good plan poorly executed? So many teams continually switch up, and refine their game plans without taking the time to figure out why things went wrong. We all know that players always do exactly what they are supposed to, so it has to be the plan. Right?

REPETITION! REPETITION! REPETITION!

Every time you step on the field for a practice game, you should have a goal. Whether it is to cover a lane, make a bunker, or blow someone’s face off, you need to have your mind focused. If you are always achieving your goals, great, time to step it up a notch, and find someone better to play against.

“You can’t learn unless you lose” – Marty Bush
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Old 07-27-2005, 10:30 AM #2
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Nice article... So your saying cheat in practices?
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:21 PM #3
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No. I am not saying cheat.

I am saying...

When the other team cheats, don't flip out, just play as hard as you can, and recognize that the cheating player is helping you by make it harder on you.

It is just spin. Cheating doesn't help you learn.

The ideal situation would be to play against a better team, and have everyone play straight up.

This isn't usually reality.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:21 PM #4
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I don't think he condones cheating. I think he's trying to convey that if they are cheating in practice, look at the positive side of it. You get to shoot the guy again and again.

And repetition is the whole point.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:32 PM #5
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what happened in denver?
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:21 PM #6
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Well to start, Son...... Im just kidding. They played very well and made the playoffs. Congratulations.
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