Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Preseason Workouts - Get Ready for Practice

We are a little over a month out from the start of school and practice. Hopefully everyone will be getting the link to the website and checking out whats going on with Woodside Ultimate for the fall. Please look through the site and let me know ( anything you think could be added to make the site better and more useful.The purpose of this post is to talk about some changes for this year and to let you know what I would like you to be doing over the next month to get ready for practice.

The changes:
We will be running less in practice and incorporating more drills and situational scrimmaging. I believe we can be in excellent shape capable of running with any team we play by running the drills and scrimmages hard. I expect that you to give 100% during drills and scrimmaging.

You will be accountable for being late or missing practice without a legitimate excuse. You will also be accountable for having the proper attire, cleats, etc. We have limited time to practice and we need to make the most of it. Not coming or being unprepared isn't acceptable anymore.

We will look into having some indoor practices when the weather is poor in late fall and winter.

We will be trying to set up some scrimmages with LC Bird during periods when we don't have tournaments.

What you should be doing
There is just over a month until the first practice (see Ultimate Calendar) and I'm sure most of you haven't been playing, running, or done much of anything for Ultimate since May. I would like everyone to try to run twice a week leading up to practice in order to get back into shape and give us a good starting point. I have posted several track workouts, you should try to run one of them on 1 of your days and a different one or a distance run (3 miles) on the other day. You should also try and throw a couple times a week leading up to practice. Get together with a couple of the other players and run together and throw afterwards or go on your own but get back into Ultimate. You can also come run with me at Christopher Newport University if you want, I normally go on Monday and Thursday, email me if you are interested.

I would also recommend everyone start Air Alert as soon as possible and try to stick to the schedule through the completion.

This year is going to be a lot different than last year but our goal is the same to Win States and get a bid to Easterns. So get ready for a fun year with a lot of great Ultimate, and go for a run.

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