As the season progresses the amount of work to be given must be adapted to the different requirements of the players with increasing care. No two men can be worked successfully on the same plan. It is a very common mistake to attempt to train everyone in the same manner and by the same amount of work. The characteristics of each individual should furnish the data for the trainer's allotment of work.

Throughout the season the men must all, however, have plenty of work and experience at playing the game; yet it is useless to practice after the men are tired and exhausted and have lost their "ginger."

Late in the season care should be taken that no player becomes over-trained. The day before each hard game should be spent in putting on the final touches and toning up the men. Light work only should be attempted at this time and it is better to have no scrimmage practice at all. A man who enters the game full of energy and go will be of far greater value than one who is lame and wearied by work of this kind at this late day. The slight benefit to his mechanical proficiency, derived from this eleventh-hour scrimmage work, is more than counter-balanced by the player's consequent lack of spirit and tone.