Final Stage of Practice
The final stage of practice should be a discussion with magnetic sailboats on a vertical board to review the practice. Obvious topics might be: lessons learned, how to run the drill better, and preps for next practice session. Going over how the drill was supposed to go and how the drill actually went will teach team members what to look out for next time. The extra review on shore gives the sailor a more clear understanding of what was happening out on the practice course.
IN SUMMARY... Brief the practice before going on the water. Run the drills in short repetitive fashion to enhance learning. Once members have demonstrated proficiency with the goal of the drill, move on to the next drill. Be brief and direct; keep your participants’ attention and interest. Off the water, review what was learned on the water back on shore where magnetic boats can depict the situation and all questions can be answered immediately. This practice addendum relies on understanding the concepts within ‘Contemporary Team Racing’ so that drills can be set up to challenge the team with the execution of tactics and strategy to accomplish solid combinations. The practice session should be animation of the graphic scenarios illustrated within the manual. Do your homework! Practice effectively and efficiently.
Enjoy your Team Racing practice.