Unfortunately, our school has moved to split shifts this year due to overcrowding. Because of this, we will be arriving to many away games at or after the scheduled game time. While I respect the game and the opponent very much, I also care about the safety and performance of my players.
If anyone has experienced this before, could you share any insight or ideas? While "throw and go" is a viable option, I would like to somehow get my players more mentally ready to play.
I experienced this same situation during football season, and our first series on offense and defense was always sluggish and often resulted in us having bad field position or giving up points to the opponent.
Thanks for any help!