Spring fling: Trojans hope to improve as a team and individually during 2016 spring practice
Published 3:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2016
The Charles Henderson Trojans began spring practices this week, and head coach Brad McCoy is more than ready.
“This is so much fun,” McCoy said Wednesday. “This weather doesn’t hurt, but I’ll tell you between days two and three there was a lot of improvement.”
Improving is what spring practice is all about for the Trojans. With the first meaningful game not until September, the focus is simply on improving individually and as a team.
“That is our biggest goal,” McCoy said. “We tell them to be better tomorrow then you were today. You don’t have to be perfect but improve everyday.”
The Trojans finished last season with 5-6 record and a trip to the state playoffs that ended with a first round loss to Demopolis. McCoy hopes that year three in his system will be better.
“Our expectation for overall team improvement is high,” McCoy said. “We have more guys that have played and less new players that we have to teach from the ground up. I would love to believe that our team is improving steadily.”
The spring practice season lasts two weeks and gives players an opportunity to learn the system.
“The playbooks are big and you have all these things on your mind about what you want to do,” McCoy said. “You hope that going into summer that the learning curve has lessoned. There is less teaching and more knowing, and that leads to a faster practice. We want them to have fun and compete, but at the end of the day we want to be Charles Henderson.”
The Trojans will close out their spring practice next Saturday night when they host Williamson in the Spring Classic at 7 p.m.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” McCoy said. “We hope the weather is good and we hope a lot of people can come out and watch football and enjoy it.”