Sjoerd Marijne mentioned he was extraordinarily proud of the angle of gamers in the course of the nationwide camp.© Twitter
With the nationwide teaching camp drawing to an finish on Saturday, India ladies’s hockey chief coach Sjoerd Marijne expressed that the group has managed to attain their main goal of reaching fascinating health ranges. “One among our objectives was bettering health and that labored out very nicely. Up to now few weeks, we additionally labored with the junior males’s group in a couple of periods to check our pace and dealing with expertise and I’m proud of the progress we have now made as a gaggle,” Marijne mentioned in a Hockey India launch.
Regardless of not having performed any competitors since February this 12 months the place the group had travelled to New Zealand, Sjoerd believes the core group is working onerous in the direction of a great build-up to the Olympic Video games subsequent 12 months.
“Now we have carried out nicely up to now in utilising this time and our main focus is the Olympics. We’re hopeful of taking part in good matches early subsequent 12 months that can present the place we stand and we will plan the months main as much as the Video games preserving in thoughts the areas that require enchancment foundation our efficiency in these excursions,” Marijne defined.
Talking in regards to the significance of this break, Marijne mentioned, “The gamers have labored very onerous these previous 4 and half months and so they have carried out it with out complaining about something — be it dwelling in a bio bubble with zero outdoors interplay or to be dwelling away from their households for thus lengthy. I’m extraordinarily proud of the angle they’ve confirmed these previous 4 months and I perceive that the coaching camp was bodily and mentally fairly difficult. This break can be particularly good to recuperate from psychological fatigue.”
He additional mentioned the gamers have been given sure team-related assignments when they’re on a break.
“I’d need the gamers to get pleasure from time with their household and comply with the Hockey India SOP after they meet folks and socialise as a result of the pandemic remains to be not over. They’ve all been given some homework to do as nicely as a result of this break is a part of our coaching schedule besides, they will not be utilizing the stick and the ball,” he mentioned.
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