Day 2 - 2019
Today we did something that was an old tradition that simply got lost in the mix - circuits. We took the entire team, and split them up between 30-35 circuits. Each station was done for 45 seconds with 10-15 seconds of rest in between.
This used to be one of my all-time favorite activities when I first started coaching. It's so clear who is going to be a "worker" and who is simply there to spend time with friends. When we've done this in previous years, I've been able to consistently predict what individuals will stick it out and give their all for the team.
The first phase of the season is "General Preparation" so doing circuits that have various focuses that add up to whole-body strength is honestly something I highly recommend to anyone reading.
For jumpers, we had a "rocket jump with freeze" station, a "tuck jump with freeze" station, and a "180/360 jumps with freeze" station. The rocket jumps are simply a jump where you try to mimic a rocket taking off - hands exploding