What do you get when you combine sumo wrestling and drones? Football practice.
These past two practices were the last practices at NEW Kraft for now. With holidays coming in and eating up practice time, Rebels and Warriors crammed in 2 practice sessions at NEW Kraft to learn fundamentals and techniques for the season. Just because these were the last 2 practices of the year does not mean we took it easy.
As always, Rebels and Warriors start off practice with warmups and sprints. It's starting to feel like the coaches' watched Coach Carter and decided to stick with his methodology of running, running, and running some more. Don't worry though, we still ran a bit more later on both evenings.
Several things made these practices very interesting. At the beginning of practice we broke into groups per position and actually learned what we need to do for our positions. With each group learning their respective roles, we were able to move towards real 11-on-11 drills. It took some time, but both offense and defense were able to gel and work as cohesive units toward the end of practice. Just saying, both sides were evenly matched.
In football there is a lot of pushing and shoving, hence why the Rebels and Warriors worked on Sumo drills. These drills focus on using your legs and upper body to push your opponent to the other side. It was really great watching our OLs and DLs fighting against each other. I can't wait until everyone has cleats so people stop slipping.
DRONES!!! Avi Landesman brought his drone to the field to take several pictures and videos from the sky. These video shots helped us see what we were doing right and wrong. With more aerial coverage we will be able to improve our game to another level.
Well, that's all for now. Happy Holidays to ALL!!!