Video: Team Physio Craig Brown On Preparation

June 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

Qualifying for a world class event like the Gold Cup is no easy task, and there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the athletes are in top condition.

Bermuda’s specialist support staff have been working hard to prepare the team, and team physio Craig Brown spoke with Bernews from Costa Rica, taking the time to explain some of the aspects to help the team prepare.

“The role of team physiotherapist in this team is multifaceted because we focus a lot on the recovery components off the field. So we take into consideration timing windows and optimization for nutrition,” Mr Brown said.

“We have a nutritional plan that we put together for the team, working with outside agencies to bring together a good eating plan.

“We then also have a lot of protocols internally in dealing with hydration where we do a lot of athlete monitoring, so we can actually maximize their recovery time in between training sessions and ideally peaking their performance for match day on Sunday.”

“We are a small backroom team, we do have a massage therapist on staff on this trip, and that’s really helped us out as well,” he added.

In addressing the impact of the weather conditions, Mr Brown explained, “First things would be make sure the boys are eating correctly and they’re taking their protein intake almost immediately after the training session, so they’re ready for the next session.

“Generally speaking, with the high humidity count that we have here in Costa Rica, and obviously the rain, with high humidity you’re going to sweat a lot more, and therefore we try to get the players hydrating with electrolytes.”

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Bermuda’s team includes Nahki Wells, Dante Leverock, Jonte Smith, Reggie Lambe, Dale Eve, Oliver Jalen Harvey, Calon Minors, Roger Lee, Kacy Milan Butterfield, Jaylon Bather, Lejaun Simmons, Donte Brangman, Chikosi Basden, Zeiko Lewis, Willie Clemons, Jahquil Hill, Osagi Bascome, Cecoy Robinson, Justin Donawa, Wendell Tre Ming, Liam Evans, Marco Warren, and Quinaceo Hunt.

The Gombey Warriors will take on Haiti on June 16th in Costa Rica, then Costa Rica on June 20th in Dallas, and then match up against Nicaragua on June 24th in New Jersey, and in an effort to provide comprehensive coverage of Bermuda’s debut in this highly prestigious regional competition, Bernews has a dedicated reporter traveling with the team in order to bring all the latest action and insights, with the special coverage thanks to the support of Butterfield & Vallis, One Communications, and Bermuda Security Group.

If you want additional coverage, please feel free to join Bernews new Sports Facebook group, where our traveling reporter is providing daily updates and some ‘behind the scenes’ coverage.

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  1. Stormy daniels says:

    They have the best right there with Craig..

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