The Guyana Hockey Board [GHB] concluded their U19 Boys Developmental Camp as they begin preparation for the Junior Pan American Championships in 2020.
The two-week course was facilitated by national tactician Robert Fernandes and his assistant, senior international Jamarj Assanah.
It was attended by 36 hopefuls. Among the individual areas covered during the programme were elimination, defending, passing and receiving, 2v1s and goalkeeping and penalty corners. On the final day of the programme a tournament was staged.
“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,” a release from the GHB stated.
“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,” added Fernandes.
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.