Last Friday afternoon, head strength and conditioning coach Guido Bonini pulled the team together and urged them to work hard through the weekend because it would be smooth sailing after that. With a game on Monday and day off on Tuesday, it would simply be a matter of time until they were heading back to San Jose.
Let’s just say that wasn’t completely accurate.
On Thursday morning, the players were put through the latest offering of Matias Almeyda’s conditioning-drill-of-the-month club. Here’s how the exercise was setup:
- Half-field being used.
- Six individual squares set in a circle; Almeyda in the vacant center.