Bronco Soccer Preseason Update: Week 1
Aug. 8, 2017

Already a week into the preseason, the Boise State soccer team is just 10 days away from its first match against Montana on Aug. 18. With nine returning starters and several newcomers who are already playing at a high level, the Broncos are laying the groundwork for a successful 2017 campaign.

"The biggest bright spot for the returning group has been the collective effort of them all," head coach Jim Thomas said. "The summer was tremendous on a commitment level. The condition they have come back in has been unbelievable. We have pretty high fitness standards here, and every single one of our players has come back incredibly fit."

The first week of training has been focused on the customary strength & conditioning, technical training and group sessions that are synonymous with soccer preseasons, but the team has also utilized off days that have included team-building activities.

"I think the big thing for us is trying to prepare our players so that they are physically ready without being overly fatigued. We feel very comfortable with what we're doing. We're definitely pushing the girls hard, but we are also controlling the load and flow of each session so there is enough recovery for them to push hard again the next day."

The Broncos will press on for the next couple days before the first intrasquad scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. on the Boise State intramural turf field, located on 1770 Belmont Street. The scrimmage will be a full match simulation, exactly one week out before the regular season begins.

Fans are encouraged to attend Friday's intrasquad scrimmage, and admission will be free.

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