Sjoerd Marijne stated he was extraordinarily proud of the perspective 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 crew has managed to attain their major goal of reaching fascinating health ranges. “One of our goals was improving fitness and that worked out very well. In the past few weeks, we also worked with the junior men’s team in a few sessions to test our speed and handling skills and I am happy with the progress we have made as a group,” Marijne stated in a Hockey India launch.
Despite not having performed any competitors since February this yr the place the crew had travelled to New Zealand, Sjoerd believes the core group is working onerous in the direction of a great build-up to the Olympic Games subsequent yr.
“We have done well so far in utilising this time and our primary focus is the Olympics. We are hopeful of playing good matches early next year that will show where we stand and we can plan the months leading up to the Games keeping in mind the areas that require improvement basis our performance in these tours,” Marijne defined.
Speaking concerning the significance of this break, Marijne stated, “The players have worked very hard these past four and half months and they have done it without complaining about anything — be it living in a bio bubble with zero outside interaction or to be living away from their families for so long. I am extremely happy with the attitude they have showed these past four months and I understand that the training camp was physically and mentally quite challenging. This break will be especially good to recover from mental fatigue.”
He additional stated the gamers have been given sure team-related assignments when they’re on a break.
“I would want the players to enjoy time with their family and follow the Hockey India SOP when they meet people and socialise because the pandemic is still not over. They have all been given some homework to do as well because this break is part of our training schedule except, they won’t be using the stick and the ball,” he stated.
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