Saturday 22nd June, 2019 at 9:55am
Gary Caldwell and the Partick Thistle first team head out to La Manga for a six day intensive pre-season training camp this coming Monday. Staying at the prestigious La Manga Club, the team will have full access to top class facilities including, FIFA standard training pitches, a fully equipped gym, swimming pools and the facility’s state of the art high performance centre.
The players will be put through their paces with intense double sessions to ensure they are in peak physical and psychological condition for the challenging season to come.
Speaking ahead of the trip, Gary Caldwell said:
“It will be a very focused trip with plenty of hard work being done as we try to get into the right shape physically ahead of the season starting. We’ll try to introduce more game-like scenarios and ramp up the intensity a bit to help us get there.
“I believe the trip will be extremely important to our pre-season preparations. Beyond the training aspect of it, getting away will hopefully bring the team closer together and help us build the right atmosphere in the dressing room before the football starts up for the season on July 13th.
“Changing the environment can also be key, pre-season can be a long process which might become quite monotonous and players can tire themselves out mentally before they even get to competitive games. Getting away from your usual surroundings gives you something a bit different and can re-energise you. It breaks up the pre-season a bit too so we aren’t just out training on the same pitch for two months straight.”
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