Sjoerd Marijne and Graham Reid (Photograph Credit score: PTI) Graham Reid and Sjoerd Marijne, the Indian males’s and girls’s hockey crew coaches respectively, highlighted the necessity to keep in the suitable state of mind for the following 12 months. […]
Graham Reid and Sjoerd Marijne, the Indian males’s and girls’s hockey crew coaches respectively, highlighted the necessity to keep in the suitable state of mind for the following 12 months.
- Final Up to date: July 25, 2020, 1:16 PM IST
Precisely a 12 months from now, the Indian women and men’s hockey groups would have begun their marketing campaign on the Tokyo Olympic Video games. The ladies’s crew would have taken on World No.1 Netherlands whereas the boys’s crew would have performed New Zealand on July 24, 2021.
The Tokyo Olympics have been scheduled to be performed this 12 months however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve been postponed until summer season of 2021.
Main as much as their first match, it’s crucial to have an unshakeable perspective to courageous the hardest opponents on the earth. Chief coach Graham Reid, a silver medal winner from the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, places issues into perspective.
“The Olympic Video games is the hardest competitors within the sporting world and subsequently a participant’s mentality has to match it. The most important problem as a participant is to stay focussed on the job at hand. The primary sport brings with it quite a lot of feelings. The participant who can management these feelings and follow the sport plan might be forward,” Reid stated.
Whereas there’s room to enhance in all elements of the sport, Reid emphasised on constructing a mentally powerful crew to face these ‘unsure occasions’. “The most important problem for us throughout these subsequent 12 months might be uncertainty. There are lots of issues which might be going to occur that we will not management. We should solely fear concerning the issues we will management,” he stated including that the Indian gamers possess an innate high quality to deal with powerful occasions.
“We are able to management how exhausting we work, how effectively we practice and our health ranges. Psychological toughness will certainly be an element throughout this subsequent interval and the Indian gamers have an innate capacity to take care of tough circumstances. It’s my intention to develop the gamers understanding of their psychological power and construct their capacity to entry and belief it when required,” Reid said.
Reflecting on Reid’s views, ladies’s crew head coach Sjoerd Marijne stated, “We stay in difficult occasions the place we have to have a ‘step-by-step’ method. For now, we await to return to the nationwide camp and start coaching. As soon as we all know once we can resume our preparations for the Olympic Video games, we can make additional plans on the way to get competition-ready.”
He additional mirrored the emotions of gamers who in a standard situation would have already been in Tokyo as we speak and accomplished their first match towards Netherlands.
“While you consider it, it’s fairly annoying as a result of we had channelled all our energies into being in Tokyo this time of the 12 months competing on the highest degree. However realising there’s a pandemic nonetheless threatening lives of tens of millions across the globe, we rapidly put issues into perspective once more,” Marijne stated including that it is vital to concentrate on the positives which is to develop additional as a crew.
“I’m somebody who believes in creating optimistic alternatives and an additional 12 months offers us the chance to develop additional as a crew. Our first focus might be to start out coaching as quickly as attainable after which play worldwide matches as quickly as possible,” he concluded.