Monday, July 20, 2009
Today's training session could be described as either light or grueling, depending on your experience. The starters from Saturday's quarterfinal trained for about 40 minutes before doing stretching and regeneration, while five field players and two goalkeepers were put through an exhausting exercise. The first portion involved 2 v. 2 plus one, with one player as the all-time attacker. On a field 55x44, the defending team played the ball to the three-man attacking crew who went to goal, then jogged back to the other end and switched to defense. The second part, also played on 55x44, was once again 2 v. 2, with two free flank players on either sideline who could roam end to end. The wide players provided a good simulation of creating numbers in the attack in a larger space. Combining intense stretches with recovery in between, the entire exercise lasted 20 minutes.
Posted at 6:51 PM