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One Game At A Time

0 Submitted by on Fri, 04 September 2015, 15:08
  A college season moves fast and last weekend in Washington already seems miles away. It is important however, that we use the games against Eastern Washington and Gonzaga to our advantage. Our post-game debrief is split into four areas. As soon as the game finishes, we have our immediate intuitive response – are we satisfied with the performance and Continue Reading...
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Life On The Road

0 Submitted by on Fri, 28 August 2015, 14:53
Last Friday we started our season on a great note with a good performance accompanied with the desired result against Humboldt. Almost as soon as the final whistle went however, our attention turned to the upcoming games this weekend and identifying areas that we need to improve on. Although we are only at the second weekend of the season and Continue Reading...
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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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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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How To Create High Intensity Training Sessions

0 Submitted by on Thu, 19 March 2015, 04:22
    As we reach the last eight teams in the Champions League, all teams share the exact same characteristics as those who reached the same stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil; the ability to play with consistent high levels of quality, tempo, and intensity. They can press high, transition quickly, possess the ball with ease, create space Continue Reading...
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