Inside the Locker Room for spring practice we have a board to track how many players make it through all 15 practices. This can be difficult sometimes because there are usually a lot of injuries, big and small, that can occur. Spring practice is different than most practices that we have during the fall as far as contact is concerned. In the spring, there is more tackling and more physicality because it is so far from the season. We have it early so players will have plenty of time to heal! Also, coming off a big break in December/January there is a greater chance of injury because our bodies have to get back into the swing of things. There is a board like the one above for both offense and defense. Whenever a practice is completed you get a Double T if you started and finished the practice. If you cannot finish the practice for any reason, then that day doesn't count. At the end of spring ball, if you started and finished all 15 practices then you are rewarded with a "I Hit for 15" T shirt shown below. But more than that, it's more of a pride issue that you put in all the work you could to make yourself better and not let your teammates down. Now you know if you see someone wearing this shirt, what they had to go through to earn it... I Hit for 15!
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