Update - FB Circa 60's

Just found out from a friend of mine that when my former college coach went to work for the Tampa Bay Bucs in their first year year that they did more of the same. The problem was in the 1970's he should have known better. Here is what they did:
"Year 1 Bucs. The players were only allowed one 12 oz. drink during a 2+ hour practice. Two-a-days went for almost six weeks, well into exhibition games."


At 8/12/07, 11:29 AM, Blogger Joe P. said...

Does anyone out there remember those stupid salt pills they used to make you take? They were in every locker room in a hand crank dispenser. They practically burned a whole in your stomach and made you nauseaus. But water, they warned, would cause stomach cramps.

At 8/12/07, 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the "no pain, no gain" mentality. Must be tougher than the opposition. Seeking water is a sign of weakness.


At 12/10/07, 9:12 PM, Anonymous cb said...

Are two-a-days even necessary? It seems that it is an "old school" training style that is more counter-productive than anything else. I coach a college soccer team and one of the first things I did when I moved from asst. coach to head coach was do away with the two-a-day pre-season period. I felt that two-a-days were only increasing the incidence of injury and not really achieving the necessary objectives. From a physiological point of view it is not really possible to get into game shape in only 2 weeks (the standard US collegiate pre-season period) and extreme fatigue from excessive training limited the quality and quantity of the tactical and skill work required during pre-season to get the team to play correctly.

any thoughts?


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