Players Take to the Field for Preseason
On Tuesday afternoon, the 2014 Carolina RailHawks players and trialist took the field for the first time. The morning and afternoon sessions were moved from WakeMed Soccer Park due to the ice and sleet the Triangle area experienced Monday night. Players took to the turf fields at WRAL Soccer Center for their postponed training session.
"The weather did not want to cooperate with us this morning," said RailHawks head coach Colin Clarke. "We were able to get in the first training session in and thats always important to start getting everyone in the correct mindset. Everyone was glad to be back on the field. I've been waiting and ready to start since our season ended in November."
After a light jog and warmup, the opening training session consisted primilary of ball work, possession, and small sided compeitions.
"The boys are ready to go and ready to work hard," stated Clarke. "They have been putting in the time during the offseason and we were able to jump right in."
Clarke continued "The group of trialist are a strong group and certain individuals are making a case for themselves. Getting game action on Saturday (versus Charleston) will be a great, early test for the squad and the trialist."
Tomorrow the team will spend the day off the pitch when they work on physical conitioning at Sport HQ. For updates on the Carolina RailHawks preseason training follow the RailHawks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. On Saturday, March 8th the RailHawks will host the Charleston Battery in a preseason exhibition match on Field 3 at WakeMed Soccer Park. Admission is free and kick off is scheduled for 2:00pm.