Practicing with Covid restrictions

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Practicing with Covid restrictions

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Hey everyone, first I apologize if this is in the wrong location. I am not on here very much.

I am looking for suggestions for team practice. I trust my team is studying as individuals but it is hard to duplicate good ol' fashioned buzzing. What are your teams doing within these restrictions to get better?

Also, is there a place in this forum where teams are looking for virtual competitions (Zoom or Discord or whatever).

Thanks!
Erik Walker, Fort Defiance High School
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Re: Practicing with Covid restrictions

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ewalker wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:42 pm Hey everyone, first I apologize if this is in the wrong location. I am not on here very much.

I am looking for suggestions for team practice. I trust my team is studying as individuals but it is hard to duplicate good ol' fashioned buzzing. What are your teams doing within these restrictions to get better?

Also, is there a place in this forum where teams are looking for virtual competitions (Zoom or Discord or whatever).

Thanks!
Most tournaments announced in "regular season tournaments" should be virtual. Our (college) team has been practicing over discord and Zoom, and just using the chat to buzz. Not the same feeling as a buzzer but the best way to practice is to mimic the circumstances of the competitions.
Michael Borecki
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Darien (co-captain) '17,
Bowdoin College (club president) '21
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Re: Practicing with Covid restrictions

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I came here looking for what other schools are doing for practices. I'm starting a new program at a high school, and I'm curious how to simulate a QB round in online groups (MS Teams is the district mandate).

The chat option is a good idea.
Robert Uhrman
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Thanks Michael. I tried our first discord practice this week. Some of the students need better microphones on their devices but yes it worked pretty well. Robert, I have access to a middle school team and I have a team of all underclassmen if you want to set up a friendly discord match?
Erik Walker, Fort Defiance High School
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