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Building Team Bonding

Athletics Fiji hopes its coaching clinic planned for the 2015 Pacific Games extended squad will help strengthen team bonding among athletes. This was the main sentiment echoed by Athletics Fiji
29 Dec 2014 14:11
Building Team Bonding

Athletics Fiji hopes its coaching clinic planned for the 2015 Pacific Games extended squad will help strengthen team bonding among athletes.

This was the main sentiment echoed by Athletics Fiji vice-president Joseph Rodan Jnr last weekend.

Rodan Jnr, who will serve as Team Fiji’s Athletics Pacific Games section manager, believes getting the athletes together sooner in the season helps build team spirit as well as familiarity with the coaches and the training regimen.

“Basically the coaching clinic is targeted towards the training squad for the Pacific Games and our objective is to bring the athletes together earlier because we believe it builds team morale, team bonding, team spirit and they get accustomed to the coaches and training quicker,” Rodan Jr said.

“We’ve also enlisted all the athletes in the past two Coca Cola Games’ intermediate and senior grades who have won gold, silver and bronze as well as junior athletes who have clocked faster times than their seniors.

“We’ve been having our coaches work with their teachers in school so that they can get into the training programme and be on par with the rest of the team. In addition to all these young talents, we have the usual crop of national athletics reps.

“We’ve got an experienced, accomplished panel of coaches and we’re looking to better Fiji’s performance in athletics on both track and field from the past two games.

“The fact is when we have trials it won’t be restricted simply to those in the training squad but those that can also prove themselves. For the time being though, our first trial will be on January 31 and it’s all in line with preparations for PNG.

“The most important thing for us is that we can build up the team bond now so that we save a lot of time on having athletes trying to adapt as a team and towards the methods of the coaches.”

The coaching clinic will be run by a panel of accomplished former national reps, led by chief coach and multi-events athlete Albert Miller. Sprints will be coached by former Sprint King Jone Delai and Banuve Tabakaucoro’s coach Bola Tafo’ou.

Distance events will be supervised by former national reps Sheik Dean and Makelesi Bulikiobo; jumps will be overseen by Henry Elder and Benedito Qumi; hurdles by Jovesa Naivalu and throws will be looked after by James Goulding and Maurice Erasito.

The coaching clinic will be held from January 7-9 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva and will culminate with a competition on January 10.

Feedback: eroni.tuinaceva@fijisun.com.fj

 




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