U19 National Team - Elite Easter Camp
Under the guidence of Head Coach, Andre Manders, Assistance Coach, Clevie Wade and Terry Fray, U19 Director, the U19 National Squad has recently taken part in an U19 Elite Easter Training Camp. During the week the players had regular skill based training, personal fitness training with trainer Mushin Nasir and spinning sessions with Bertha Griffin. The team took part in lessons in Thai Chi with the Chinese Healing Arts Centre to improve their balance and concentration and attended workshops on the World Anti-Doping Drug Association (WADA) Code with B.C.D.S, Nutritional Education classes and had regular team building exercises. Each afternoon they finished the day by examining video analysis of their net sessions to review their performances and focus on what they need to do to improve.
U19 Director, Terry Fray, stated "The camp was a great success this year. The players were fully committed and gave a 100%. The coaches and I were extremely pleased with the progress made throughout the week. It is clear that a full week of structured training really gives the players the time to correct their mistakes and improve their skill level remarkably. Moving forward we would like to be able to implement more intense, week long training camps for the players in the run up to the 2009 ICC U19 Championship. I have every confidence the team will be able to defend their title. I would also like to take this time to thank the Montpelier Re Foundation for supporting our U19 Programme."