We've all heard the expression practice makes perfect. Well for the Tri-Cities Fever, the drive to become perfect is made difficult by practice. Tri-Cities doing drills on a hard court surface at LifeQwest in Pasco, due to cold weather outside and a lack of availability at the Toyota Center.
Now keep in mind the Fever play their games on turf, so practicing on different surfaces makes it harder for players to try and improve.
Starting quarterback Houston Lillard said, "We've kind of been struggling with that a little bit. We try to find ways to work on that to help us prepare for the game. Because we don't have as much space as we would on the field.">
Head coach Adam Shackleford said, "Ideally we'd like to be on our game field everyday. It's not going to happen. As Indoor Football players and coaches you adjust. You hope your players are mentally sharp enough to look past it.">
Starting wide receiver Joey HewLen added, "You just want to have that mental aspect down. So that you can focus when your in the game on the physical part."