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Football and Art? :)

My husband called me to watch a play in a football game on TV. "I want you to see is the perfect tipping drill!" he said. 
It was!  
I appreciated it because I coached football with him for about 6 years. We coached the freshmen. 

The University High School Trojans football, Irvine, CA. 1986?
I am the short girl in the white shirt. :)

I would coach the corner-backs and I remember all the drills I had them do..... .doing the same thing over and over again. Why? So when you get in a game, you don't have to think about how to shift your weight, the correct tackling form, the "tipping drill" just react to the game. Prepare ahead and practice the skill until muscle memory kicks in. 

One of the good parts of me having my stroke was that I have to draw all the time to switch to my left hand, (my right hand is still not responsive yet.) doing the same thing over and over..... 
Something I should have been doing anyway!
 I always start with drawing lines to an upbeat song like this: