‘Modern training methods to help players raise their game’

Lahore—Pakistan hockey team’s coach Khawaja Mohammad Junaid says the ongoing national probables’ camp will help the players overcome their individual weaknesses through a detailed analysis of their game in crucial match situations.
“It is like studying hockey by judging the players’ past and present performance through comprehensive analyses with the help of audio-video methods and special lectures to them,” Junaid told APP after a training session on the third day of the week-long camp at the National Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.
The camp is being organised to prepare a strong team for this year’s fourth Asian Champions Trophy to be staged in Malaysian city of Kuantan from Oct 20 to 30. Pakistan will defend their title at the continental event.
“This initiative involving high-tech [player performance] analysis has been taken for the first time in Pakistan’s hockey history by the present regime of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) in order to rectify the grey areas of the players,” former Pakistan captain Junaid underlined. “While switching to modern techniques [of training and analysing players’ performance], the traditional methods of physical training have been set aside.—APP

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