I loved the article linked below on VCU Head Coach Will Wade’s game-day routine. Great stuff on how VCU prepares for an opponent with details on their game-day shootaround, pregame talk, their statistical goals (turkeys!) for each game and how Wade monitors the mental psyche of the individuals in the VCU program. H/T to Brandon Chambers’ site Coaching Clipboard for finding this article.
“This is where we’ve got to raise it up,” he says. “Next level, right fellas? … We’ve been better with our preparation. Let’s make sure it shows tonight at 7 o’clock. Let’s make sure it shows tonight at 7 o’clock. Committed and connected. Our competitiveness through the roof for 40 minutes. Not 20 minutes, not 30 minutes, not 15 minutes. Forty minutes through the roof. Our attention to detail, our execution … We can’t stroll (into George Mason) and say, ‘We’re going to put it together for 40 minutes tonight.’ We’ve got to have a foundation to build off of. That’s tonight.”