In response to the question aboutstatic stretching feeling good – absolutely, it does feel good becauseit has a calming effect. In the period pre practice “socializationtime” I have found they will do it then on their own. I give twominutes sometimes during warm-up to “stretch where they are tight,” away to encourage them to read their bodies and to feel good. I try toteach the athletes and coaches that stretching is a separate trainingunit to improve range of motion. Warm-up is to create readiness fortraining.