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2016 Training Camp Recap

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This post originally appeared on darfurunited.com

After a week in Östersund, Darfur United ended its 2016 training camp with a plethora of successful accomplishments on and off the field.

All fourteen players arrived on time and eager to begin from day one, which was easy to see in their warm and joyful reunions with one another and the iACT team. The soccer work began bright and early, with team breakfast and training usually completed by 11:00. Led by head coach Mark Hobson, the team spent the week fine tuning soccer foundations such as technical skills, on and off the ball movement, and team shape–with a focus on distribution and organization from the defensive third of the field. Beyond specific skills, there was an emphasis on the manner and attitude in which players were expected to train. The team embraced a professional attitude toward training, meeting the expectations of being physically and mentally prepared to practice. The atmosphere was welcoming and lively with a simultaneous tone of seriousness–the players were willing to put in the hard work needed to improve one’s game.

Darfur United spent a great deal of time learning how to train and treat their bodies individually in order to be better prepared when the team is able to play together. Dr.