Video: CFC Must Beat the Heat
CFC Must Beat the Heat
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:23:58 +0000CFC Must Beat the HeatCFC Must Beat the Heathttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12453/7380187?cpt=8&wpid=2637WDEF CBS Chattanooga, TNwe all enjoy some hot time in the summer time, unless you play for the c-f-c. when the boys in blue take the ptich during their summer season, the temperature is usually close to 90-degrees. at least they can use their hands to wipe the sweat away. you have to wonder why the cfc bother with pre-game warm- ups because it doesn't take long to warm up for their summer matches. woodfin:"when you step onto the turf field, it's immediately like ten degrees hotter. so if it's 90 degrees outside, what we're feeling on the field is probably about 100 to 105 degrees." elliott:"they're running for 90 minutes. i mean some of these guys are covering as much as seven, eight, or ten miles in a game. it's brutal." cole:"we get used to it, but again there's nothing that really prepares you for the 90 minutes you play in a game. it's just a different type of fitness. we call it game fitness." game fitness means limited water breaks because there are no scheduled timeouts in soccer. elliott:"the typical american sports fan gets frustrated with soccer and they perceive sometimes as fake injuries and things like that on the international level. but a lot of times, that's exactly what the guys are doing. if they've been fouled, they'll lay on the ground an extra thirty seconds, forty seconds, or a minute, so their teammates can run over and grab a sip of water. you know slow the game down just a moment." imagine the water intake at halftime. woodfin:"you're just trying to get as much hydration as possible, and one of the things too is like we have little electrolyte packets. these little paper packets just everywhere. just trying to get anything and everything to be hydrated." it's hard to get a blow in soccer because you aren't allowed to keep rotating players in and out. cole:"yeah. in the npsl was you are subbed off, you can not go back on. so in some ways, you've got to play hard and play as long as you can." elliott:"what they do is remarkable. as i look back on doing it as a younger man myself, i don't know how i did it.