Our HS Varsity coach used to run a "coaches clinic" for all the tee ball and little league coaches that ran about 2 hours and was scheduled before the season started. Most of the coaches had played, but few had coached. It was a good idea because it promoted some consistency in approach and gave everyone a set of drills and skill development ideas that maybe not everyone would have taught. During the clinic, he must have said at least 25 times that if you don't keep your practices lively, moving and entertaining, the next time you see your players, they will have a LAX stick in their hand. He was right.