Freedom Training Camp Success
Last weekend the USA Revolution and USA Freedom held their final training camp before the 2011 International Cup in Austin, Texas. There were 34 Revolution and 22 Freedom hopefuls competing for a spot on the squads to travel to Australia in August.
"The weekend was a great success and definitely gave us a lot to think about", said Revolution Head Coach, Matt Bishop, "We will be announcing the squad for the 2011 International Cup in the coming weeks".
"I was totally thrilled with the weekend, the women showed enthusiasm and skills that really exceeded my expectations," commented Leigh Barnes, Head Coach of the Freedom, "we had a great group out there and with a few additional players who could not make it to Austin we have an extensive list of players to choose from to select the squad", he continued.
The weekend began Friday evening with an informal dinner in Downtown Austin where Revolution and Freedom players mingled before the weekend got underway.
The Freedom players were lead by Coach Barnes and Assistant Coach, Milli Bruce, through a range of drills to determine the skill level of players and to build team camaraderie.
The players returned to the hotel for lunch and team meetings before heading back out to Onion Creek for an afternoon of more advance skills and team strategy practice. After a long day the players and coaching staff relaxed together at a team dinner.
A big thank-you to Simon Boyce of the Austin Crows for all his help with the preparations and assistance over the course of the weekend. The Freedom players would also like to thank Dan Brooks of the Crows for coming out early on a Sunday morning to photograph the game and practice.
Republished from USAFL