- Run up-tempo practices to simulate games
- Condition your athletes as part of your practice rather than at the end
- Maximize reps for all of your athletes
with J.T. Curtis,
John Curtis Christian School (LA) Head Coach,
over 540 career coaching victories - only the second high school football coach in history to reach 500 wins;
Distinguished member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Hall of Fame (2015);
2012 Louisiana Class 2A State High School Champions (26 State HS Football titles total);
the consensus 2012 High School National Champion; 2012 USA Today National HS Coach of the Year
One of the most understudied/understood parts of successful athletic programs, at all levels, is the importance of quality practice planning and organization of every practice. Coach JT Curtis is a master of organization and in this DVD, he covers every period of the Patriots practices.
Curtis urges coaches to never go to any practice without a plan that is shared with all of your coaches. He also shows examples of his practice plans and the extreme detail every period gets. Four keys to every practice are covered in this video starting with scripting plays for both offense and defense. Curtis then covers the importance of getting your second string players enough quality reps. Strategically scheduling breaks within practice will allow your practices to run move effectively.
The final key Coach Curtis emphasizes is practice tempo - running practices at a high tempo allows you to simulate game situations more effectively and avoid wasting practice time on conditioning as a separate focus.
"Practices are truly where championships are won!"
--- Coach JT Curtis
63 minutes. 2005.Football Videos