CROSS PLAINS – East Robertson High School’s first-year head football coach Chad Broadrick got his message across loud and clear when he canceled the morning session because of a “lack of commitment” from his team.
Broadrick told the team Monday evening that they had a choice to make before the night session and the decision was unanimous as every player reported to the second scheduled practice of the day.
The Indians weren’t in pads because of the heat, but players ran through drills and studied the language the team will be using at practice.
“I’ll take the blame for what happened this morning and I told the team that,” Broadrick said. “I have to do a better job of setting the tone for the program, so I’m glad it’s behind us and we’re ready to move on from here.
“I was glad to see everyone was in attendance at tonight’s session, and I felt like they came in ready to work with a good attitude. I think there was a sense of excitement from everyone tonight and I was glad to see that excitement transfer onto the field.”
Broadrick said the main thing he wanted to get across is that practice is important, and if they are going to have success this season, then they are going to have to approach things differently each and every day.
“The way they all approached practice tonight is the way we should always approach every practice we have,” Broadrick said.
Broadrick said the players will have to give 100 percent effort for the team to see any kind of success on the field this season.
“As coaches, we can’t accept any less than everything,” he said. “It may not always be that way, but right now that’s the way it has to be.”