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We will begin our spring practice on Monday (3/13). We can adjust from day to day, but every practice schedule is completed and reviewed by our staff before we begin. All offensive period & some scout offensive scripts are done ahead of time as well. The planning ahead makes sure that we get everything covered and we don't leave anything out.

Our first two days are almost exclusively individual/fundamental work by position and special teams. The 3rd day we will go 11 on 11 scrimmage. Regardless of how many days we go, the first scrimmage is usually rough and ugly. I like to get that done and start building on the mistakes/corrections ASAP. We have good video to help us get started on what needs to be addressed.

We will practice from 3:30-5:30 Monday through Thursday this week, Monday through Wednesday the following week. We will practice Friday morning, 9 am - 11 am because there is no school that day (3/17). Our spring scrimmage will be on Thursday, 3/23 at 3:30 pm. We are cutting it to 9 days instead of 10 because our track guys need to get back to practice on the 24th, with a meet on the 25th. Spring practice is the time that our guys will get the most live reps. It is an important time for us. But, we also want our guys to run track. It helps them in football, we have a great track program/coach, and this is their time to be a kid.

Any HS coach that wants to visit a practice is welcome to attend. If you see something that will make us better, that helps us. If you want to come by practice, email me at david.buchanan@mercer.kyschools.us.

Black Shoes and White ShoeStrings: Spring Practice 217