Monday, December 27, 2010

Game Preparation

Game preparation takes on many roles. Moving an entire organization to a remote location for 7 - 10 days is an undertaking. For the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Jacobson Athletic Complex is relocated to Tempe, Arizona and the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. More than just practice goes on while the Hawkeyes are out of Iowa City. Trainers, Video, Equipment, Administration and an entire Football Staff set up shop in hotel ballrooms and meeting areas and continue to operate. Cat 5e cables are run from room to room for the coaches to continue their game planning while watching Missouri video as well as that day's practice. Trainers continue to tape ankles and rehab injured athletes using the equipment that must be transported on the team's equipment truck. Secretaries busily type up game plans as well as continuously modify based on what the coaches scheme up.
The team's video operations are set up in a centrally located meeting room. All practices are edited and shared out to ten meeting rooms for coaches and players to access.
Darrell Wilson begins his position meeting with the linebackers in one of the team's meeting rooms

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