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How can the new soccer team improve its game?

CJ Semet

CJ Semet

CJ Semet, Staff Writer

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Starting a new project is always a difficult task. According to Mandy Flint, a human resource worker for Real Business, a major challenge to starting any team is a lack of communication and trust in one another. The soccer team at Penn State Lehigh Valley is no different. Every player on the team comes from a very different high school and has a very different background.

Soccer player Brian Nguyen notes that the chemistry is a real issue that has been affecting the team since the start of the season. He has some possible solutions to this issue which include more passing drills at practice and hanging out off the field. This last point has been proven to be true by many studies conducted using professional athletes and could be key to further improving the team’s record for the first season. These studies all conclude that a team that hangs out together often plays better together. Online Soccer Academy, a website that researches every aspect of soccer, has an article written entirely about improving team chemistry on the professional level.

The current record of the team is 2-3 with two games remaining against very good teams; however, Nguyen says that the team goal is to get one more win to finish the current season. Nguyen also pointed out some areas that himself as a player as well as the team could improve upon. The most important aspects he mentioned include improving defensively and playing with more physicality. Following the current fall season the players will be playing indoor soccer at Iron Lakes.

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