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Las Vegas Raiders Coach Antonio Smith Feels Coaching Camp Transfer About Workforce Bonding

The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved the Las Vegas Raiders’ move of this year’s training camp to the Jack Hammett Sports Complex. There will be many benefits for the Raiders in making the move. The move puts the team closer to many of their fans, and there will be much cooler temperatures in Costa

Las Vegas Raiders Coach Antonio Smith Feels Coaching Camp Transfer About Workforce Bonding

The Costa Mesa Metropolis Council unanimously accredited the Las Vegas Raiders’ transfer of this 12 months’s coaching camp to the Jack Hammett Sports activities Advanced. There will likely be many advantages for the Raiders in making the transfer. The transfer places the crew nearer to lots of their followers, and there will likely be a lot cooler temperatures in Costa Mesa than in Las Vegas throughout the summer time. 

Nonetheless, for Coach Antonio Pierce, the transfer gives extra advantages than connecting followers or climate. When Pierce was a linebacker within the Nationwide Soccer League, he and his teammates repeatedly left the coaching amenities throughout coaching camp. For Pierce, the transfer to Costa Mesa permits his crew to get high quality time collectively exterior the common every day routines constructed by spending a lot time in the identical atmosphere every day. 

“I don’t suppose it is extra in regards to the warmth. It’s about crew bonding,” Pierce stated. 

“Once I performed within the Nationwide Soccer League, we by no means stayed at our facility. I used to be used to touring and going away, and sort of bunkered up us and 90 or 85 gamers at a time or no matter it was. Workforce bonding, getting collectively, and attending to know each other are additionally necessary to get away from all distractions.”

Pierce expects the change of surroundings to assist the gamers focus solely on soccer and perfecting their craft this offseason. He’s trying ahead to the crew constructing the chemistry they lacked throughout the early a part of final season. Pierce hopes the crew can construct upon the progress they made as a crew after he took over the helm midway by way of final season.

“It’s all about ball, simply ball,” Pierce stated. 

“I advised us I need us to be the tightest group of Raiders that hopefully this group has seen. And that is what we’ll develop and construct on and get that bodily toughness that we wish to construct on to coaching camp,” Pierce stated. “And yeah, does it assist that it’s a little cooler? Little doubt. However extra importantly, I believe it is simply good for our crew to bond, to get away, and simply give attention to us.” 

Because the Raiders start a brand new period underneath new management, even a small change like shifting their coaching camp to a different location—as another groups across the league do—can repay for them down the highway.

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