With that said, some suggestions, some of which have been mentioned:
1. Mix up your practices…if you can, condition outside, run in the halls, do stadium stairs, just keep it fresh. Mix up your live go’s…pairs, groups of 3, ironmans, etc…
2. Nothing wrong with “optional” practices over Thanksgiving break and Christmas break, and on Saturdays you dont wrestle. The dedicated kids will be in the room getting a workout before Thanksgiving dinner at 1. Those who need a break can take it without feeling like they are skipping practice.
3. Manage your schedule..if you dont want 2 duals and a tournament in a week…THEN DONT SCHEDULE THEM. Talk to your AD about doing double duals for league duals… it cuts down on missed class time, weigh ins, and travel expenses.
4. Split your schedule…you have plenty of outings to schedule a TOUGH tournament that you might only take your top 10 guys to….then schedule a local, 8-team tournament for your fringe guys.
5. Make practice fun. Let them play music when drilling. If they have a good practice, maybe stop 10-15 minutes early once in a while to play dodgeball or something.
6. Have a practice plan and stick to it. Stay on schedule. If you’re spending more that 15 minutes on a specific move/technique, or more than 25 on a series (say tilts or cradles)…you’re wasting time and making it boring. 3-6 minutes to show the technique, then 5-10 to drill it. Then move on.