Aug. 9, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama soccer team concluded its first week of camp on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide opened training last Wednesday and has held 10 workouts over that span.
"We have taken a real balanced approach for right now," Alabama head coach Todd Bramble said. "We have really mixed it up in all areas this year. We have spaced out our physically demanding periods and have been rotating pretty consistently between attacking and defending days."
The emphasis over the first week of training has been fitness and fundamentals. The Tide put a lot of touches on the ball and worked on building a cohesive unit for the upcoming campaign. I the next week the emphasis will turn to tactics and game situations with more scrimmages on the calendar.
"We put in a good week of training," Bramble said. "I am really pleased with the effort of the players and their concentration. Now it's all about moving into that next phase and gearing towards the exhibition match."
Alabama will hold its first scrimmage this evening and have five more training sessions before hosting Clemson in its only exhibition match of the preseason on Sunday, Aug. 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., at the Alabama Soccer Stadium.