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Preseason With The Runners

0 Submitted by on Fri, 21 August 2015, 16:09
  It’s hard to believe that another preseason is coming to a close around the country this weekend and it has certainly been an eventful one here in Cal State Bakersfield. With our first official recruiting class arriving here over two weeks ago, everyone has been working very hard at coming together both on and off the soccer field. Of Continue Reading...
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Forwards Training – Combination Play

0 Submitted by on Wed, 03 June 2015, 16:45
The higher the level, the more compact defensive lines seem to be and the less space for forward players to operate in. With less teams using traditional wingers and opting instead to position wide forwards closer to their center forwards, opportunities are tough to come by. Teams can break compact defensive lines in two ways: individual brilliance or quick passing Continue Reading...
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High Intensity Forwards Training

0 Submitted by on Thu, 21 May 2015, 17:10
The physical component is so important for forwards in today’s game. It is not just about speed and strength however, but instead the ability to sustain high intensity work without falling victim to fatigue. Sadio Mane’s record breaking hat-trick this past weekend for Southampton was anything but ‘right place, right time’ forward play. Three goals inside two minutes and 56 Continue Reading...
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Multi-Functional Forwards Training

0 Submitted by on Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:45
The following exercise challenges forwards to finish with a variety of different techniques and angles. There is also a physical side to the exercise as the players must perform each action at maximum speed. Each forward worked for four sets before a break and recovery. We then worked on the left side with the same coaching points and set-up.   Continue Reading...
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CSU Bakersfield Positional Training – Forwards

0 Submitted by on Thu, 07 May 2015, 17:42
These are two simple but competitive exercises that combines both technical and physical demands of being a forward. Technically, they challenge the forward’s ability to get the ball out of their feet to create a shot on goal and physically, it challenges them to sustain a level of intensity for a 30 second period. Each player counts their goals and Continue Reading...
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