A PEEK INTO THE FIRST DAY OF IVAN’S TRAINING SESSION.
As the sun once again descends below the horizon at the Panampilly Nagar camp on Thursday, the Men in Yellow started off their first training session as part of their preparations ahead of the new edition of the Indian Super League.
Settling in after their medicals and COVID -19 vaccine jabs, it is now the time to start the grind. The coach along with his supporting staff walked in with their thinking hat ON. The lines were marked, the sprinklers were up and the routines were set. It is the perfect setting here at Panampilly Nagar training ground as the first session started off under Ivan.
As the hour hand crossed 5 PM, the session kicked off after a team huddle. There are some new faces at the camp and no one escapes from the first day rituals as the boys gave a proper tunnel welcome to the fresh faces on their first day of training in the KBFC colors. Ivan gave a motivational pep talk followed by a minute of prayer, the boys spread out for their first training routine as Ivan directed.
After warming up, the boys went on training in groups brushing up on their tactical finesse. Ivan along with his coaching staff orchestrating the drills and was seemed intense on the ground. The whistles were blowing, the sweats were dripping and in the midst of it suddenly the sky turned dark. Into the thirty minutes of the session, it started raining cats and dogs but the passing drills were going on in full intensity as if there is nothing one can do to stop them.
It was after 90 minutes of toiling under the weather, players walked out in sweat-soaked shirts ending the affairs for today.