Quote: Originally Posted By oldresorter on 10/24/2007
regarding practice plans, I had a coach sitemail me, commenting that 3 minutes of practice time should hold both LP and PER rather than 7 or 8, which I currently use,
I am doing a little experimenting with this, anyone else have any info about the minimum pratice time required to not get worse at a given skill?
I also think the min practice time for FT's is 10 minutes, without getting worse.
I think admin gave that as an estimate when they split, but I've found that really only works for a starter with a 50+ WE. I had an issue where a player on one of my teams declined practicing 5 min in PE despite an 82 WE and 13-14 minutes of PT. According to a ticket it was less than a full point decrease over the course of a season, but still.
After that I haven't gone less than 5 on PE/LP and haven't noticed any problems. I have gone down to 9 for FT%, but only on the edges of the spectrum, A or A+ or D and worse. There weren't changes in the ratings or noticable differences in performance. Any other categories I use 7 as a minimum and haven't had any problems, unless a guy has a WE below 25.
Also - congrats on the dual NTs. That makes the DIII title count W. CT State 8 - Field 8. Very impressive.