Find a way to get your young players quality reps in your scheme
- Published: Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:53
- by Doug Samuels
More and more coaches and programs around the country and finding ways to get their underclassmen more reps in their schemes, even if they are heavily relied on during the week as scout team players.
Down at Vanderbilt, James Franklin and his staff are holding a ten minute skelly and one on one period after practices on Thursday nights so that their young guys get more accustomed to their schemes, terminology and expectations on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. That's just a small part of how they evaluate their freshman class, hear more from Franklin below.
Every level can benefit from doing something like this. Get your freshman and sophomores together after practice on a consistent basis to get them some quality reps running your schemes.
Sacrificing a little bit of post practice time, and getting those young guys some one on one coaching will definitely pay off for your program the road.