Hockey Board completes successful U-19 Boys development camp

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The Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) completed its developmental camp for Under-19 boys during the August school holidays.

Thirty-six boys attended the two-week long camp, which focused on the individual techniques required to execute skills such as elimination, defending, passing and receiving, 2v1s, goalkeeping and penalty corners. Camp participants took part in a mini tournament on the final day and were treated to lunch, compliments of Antonio’s Grille.

The camp was run by national head coach Robert Fernandes with the assistance of senior national player Jamarj Assanah. This camp is the first step in identifying some the players who will make up the national junior squad scheduled to commence training shortly for the 2020 Junior Pan American Championships.

Fernandes said, “I think the camp was a great success. Although some of the players may not have the skills needed at the moment, those things can be learned. What I did see was an abundance of astonishing athleticism and internally motivated individuals who have exhibited a hunger to become exceptional, those are things you can’t teach people. This makes me very excited to work with this group over the next two years.”

The national junior boys training squad will be selected shortly, while the junior women’s programme is also scheduled to commence in the near future.

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