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August 2008

August 2008


The 5th Down: How to Motivate an Unmotivated Player

© August 2008

Rey Hernandez,
Defensive Coordinator,
La Jolla High School, San Diego, CA


“We have started using an off-season program that is patterned after those used at some colleges. In fact I got the idea from a recent article in AFM about Kent State’s program. We selected seven captains and we conducted an NFL style draft wherein the captains selected team members. All returning varsity and junior varsity players were drafted and these players composed the “active members.” The captains also drafted all the freshmen (our JV players next year) and these players could be activated at any time to replace an injured group member, a group member who was disciplined, a group member who left the program or perhaps a group member who moved. A group member could also be deactivated by his captain for failing to live up to his....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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