Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Under the guidance of Coach Umaru George, the Sierra Leone Dodgeball Association (SLDBA) has intensified its training regimen, aiming to propel players to peak physical and technical prowess in preparation for forthcoming international competitions.
Conducted at the Attouga Mini Stadium, these training sessions are meticulously tailored to enhance players’ fundamental skills, focusing on precision in catching, adept throwing techniques, and maintaining exceptional balance on the court.
“Our primary goal is to elevate the team’s overall performance, emphasizing catching, shooting accuracy, and balance, which are pivotal in dodgeball,” stressed Coach George.
The training program also dedicates specific sessions to the female players, foreseeing potential mixed-gender competitions down the line.
“We are putting extra emphasis on empowering our female players and getting them ready for upcoming mixed competitions,” added Coach George.
The rigorous training regimen is yielding noticeable benefits, as affirmed by team members themselves. Male athlete Sahr Alex Koroma shared his experience, stating, “Being part of this team has been an incredible learning experience. The training is demanding, but it’s certainly making us better players.”
Echoing similar sentiments, female player Isatu Kamara highlighted the significance of the training program. “This training is invaluable for our growth,” she remarked. “I’ve gained crucial skills and a deeper understanding of the game. I urge my teammates to heed the coaches’ guidance as it’s vital for our collective progress.”
With a renewed sense of purpose and unwavering commitment, the Sierra Leone Dodgeball Association is gearing up for an immensely competitive season. Their focus on holistic player development and the promotion of inclusivity sets a commendable standard for the sport’s future within the country. BT/17/12/2023