Leisa Rosen, Assistant Coach at the University of Michigan, explains how she plans the team’s practices each morning. Every day the staff meets as a group to reflect and brainstorm on that day’s practice: What skills need to be improved upon? Who is our next opponent and how do we need to adapt to their style? Rosen carefully splits up players based on skill in the first portion of practice to isolate skill repetitions. Near the end of practice, Rosen brings positions together in a more game-like setting to bring all the aspects of the game together. Keeping practice morale high at Michigan includes maximizing efficiency, promoting communication, adding in competitive drills, and asking the girls to write on the practice board what they are thankful for.