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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:37 pm 
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I'm just interested in what others do for practice:
a) duration
b) how many days a week?
c) anything special you do?

At the HS we practice twice a week for two hours and play packets.
At the MS we practice once a week for two hours. There is a lesson and quiz weekly. We then play packets.

I am just trying to see what others do and maybe change it up!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:11 am 
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For HS, we split up into varsity and junior varsity groups and practice during school lunch by playing packets (~1 hour, 1 day a week).

For MS, we practice during lunch for about an hour once a week, usually by playing packets.

When we play packets, especially in the middle school where we have a bigger room, we usually do some kind of individual "eight and out" format (once you get 8 tossups over the course of 40 questions/2 packets, you're out) to make sure it's an enjoyable experience for everyone. We'll also sometimes do little games here and there to spice things up (when you buzz in, you have to designate someone else to answer, try to guess the answerlines to all three bonus parts after hearing the leadin, etc.).

This year, I've started offering some after-school booster sessions as well for players who want to come extra...those are mixed, HS and MS, and usually include some combination of teaching content, independent study, and playing questions. That's about once a week for two hours.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:11 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDBR2L5kzI

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:10 am 
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90 minutes twice a week at Little Miami. When league play starts, we substitute our league matches for one of our practices. During each practice, we do 2 full OAC matches.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:47 pm 
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Twice a week at the HS. Mondays and Thursdays, from 3 to 4. Sometimes we have team members teach mini-topics like Stuart Monarchs, Elements, or the Lake Poets. Usually we just read packets. I've tried quizzes with them but they generally don't study.

I used to go an hour and a half, but by the end of the day their attention span is so shot, we're not very productive. So when I shortened it to an hour (and made candy and soda available) they seemed to perk up.

Middle school is once a week for an hour. Mostly I teach for 30 minutes, then read packets for 30.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:30 pm 
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Practice is every Wednesday at lunch. Our coach just reads packets – not particularly intense, but effective for our team.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:32 pm 
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mazinomer wrote:
Practice is every Wednesday at lunch. Our coach just reads packets – not particularly intense, but effective for our team.

Welcome to the forum!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Get Lynned wrote:
mazinomer wrote:
Practice is every Wednesday at lunch. Our coach just reads packets – not particularly intense, but effective for our team.

Welcome to the forum!


Thanks! Glad I discovered this forum.

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