with Ed Servais, Creighton University Head Coach;
4x Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year; 2011 MVC Tournament and regular season Champions; two NCAA Tournament appearances; NCAA Record .984 Team Fielding Percentage 2009
Coach Servais belief is that practice organization should be based on player development and run as efficiently as possible to get as much accomplished in a short amount of time with very little standing in line. He likes his team to practice at a very fast pace, which allows them to slow down the real game. Making practice as close to game speed as possible better prepares players for gamelike situations.
This practice plan encompasses dynamic stretching to prepare players for practice while improving athleticism and conditioning, team and individual defense, base running, leads and steals, cuts and relays, rundowns, bunt defense, 1st and 3rd defense, individual defense, and a multistation offensive workout designed to give every hitter 100 swings. All of these components are drilled in a fastpaced, gamelike manner.
The time you have with your players must be used to develop and increase the ability to compete at a high level. Having a plan is the best way that a coach can help his players accomplish this. Coach Servias shows how his practice plan has helped him create one of the best programs in the country and will help any coach at any level help his team gain an edge in practice.
77 minutes. 2013.