Kim McLain of Corban University shares her building blocks of a practice plan that mirrors game-like situations. Her advice? Make one of the very first drills a competition. Fuel your players’ competitive spirit so they learn to jump aggressively into practice without struggling through a common “practice lag”. Most importantly, McLain runs her players through last game situations (in college, the fifth and deciding game of the set) nearly every practice. Getting players used to clinch situations will prime them for confident competition.