Spring Football is the option that 4a and 5a schools get, to have up to 18 workouts in 30 calendar days. If you do Spring Ball then you forfeit half of your 2-a-day workouts in August.
Spring Ball is difficult, because you are not working toward an immediate goal. There is no game Friday, there is not pep rally, no opponent, no scheme, no nothing. You are just teaching and learning what will be used 4 to 5 months from now.
Why work on something that your not going to use right away? Why spend all this time and energy and effort to get better at something and then walk away without putting it to use? As a coach I understand the process of Spring Ball, but the kids don't. They don't see the big picture. They are not looking 4 months down the road; their just ready for summer to be here. But I know that we are building a foundation so when we start up again in the fall there will be a good base to build on.
I sometimes feel like a kid in Spring Ball. I don't see the big picture in life. I don't understand why God is having us do all this "stuff". I don't understand how the trial's of today will be used in the building of tomorrow. I can't see that the "work" we do now is going to be used in the future. I am like a kid in Spring Ball, going through the motions without thinking about how I will use the things I'm being taught.
I want to have the ability to look into the future and trust that God is preparing me for it. I don't have to know what is there; I just need to be reminded that God has a plan for all this "stuff". I want to have the faith to work hard now, knowing that God has a plan for me next fall, or whenever. And I want to remember what he teaches me. The reality is that I'm like the kids. I don't think about how I will use what I'm taught now, in the future. I'm just waiting for summer to get here.