After the first practice, Coach Jesse and I decided we were going to work the players extra hard and start to enhance their endurance and refine their soccer skills. We built on some technical drills and could see some drastic improvements after 1 week.
We started to introduce more mental aspects of the game, though we hit some minor bumps, once the athletes received and understood the information they were ready to go! It was very exciting to see the athletes pick up difficult information and excel while performing the tasks. We also started to discuss our formation and where the athletes will be playing.
Dynamo reps were out at the practice and all the athletes got a shirt and gift bags including an autograph from Dynamo legend, Ricardo Clark! Needless to say, the athletes loved the gift bags. This whole adventure is starting to become even more real to all the players.