Mental preparation is important for Fiji: Baber
May 6, 2019 12:40 pm
Fiji Airways Men’s 7s coach Gareth Baber says they are consistently working on preparing the players on how to cope with pressure when on the field.
Baber says it is important that players have some coping mechanism to ensure their performances are not affected.
He adds the management and the coaching staff have been instrumental in helping the players when they are under pressure during their series tournaments.
“And that’s not to be underestimated. We’ve played against teams like USA, New Zealand, and England who have quadrupled the caps that we’ve got. It’s a harsh environment and it’s a tough environment to learn in but one of the things we pride ourselves on is as Management team as the staff is to develop these boys as quick as we can. We’re going to take hits. One of those probably by the second half against South Africa in Singapore.”
Meanwhile, the Fiji squad for the London 7s tournament is expected to be announced next week.