Solomon Island National Institute of Sport (SINIS) High Performance program has made its own review regarding athletes who access the facility to train ahead of the Pacific Mini Games and 2023 Pacific Games.

According to SINIS High-Performance Executive Director Aaron Alsop progression of the athletes’ preparation is on track, adding that SINIS will deliver continuous support to both athletes and coaches despite limited time.

“We are seeing great progression in a number of the sports preparing for both the upcoming events. Our dedicated and hardworking SINIS Performance support teams have been fortunate to attend and support their training commitments across multiple venues in Honiara,” he said.

The National Selection Justification Committee (NSJC) has identified 9 sports for Team Solomon at the Pacific Mini Games in Northern Mariana next month.

“There are 9 sports for the Mini Games who are deep into preparation. We have also been able to support the NSJC, as well as the Team Solomon management with the significant understanding of the preparations and a holistic view of how each sport programs are progressing,” Alsop added.

“We get a lot of positive feedback from the national federations, coaches and players about the support our SINIS High-Performance team provides into their Daily Training Environment (DTE). They have never experienced this before and are very appreciative.”

He further confirmed the inclusion of provincial athletes.

“All of the provincial based athletes are now with their national squads, and we are working with all the 9 sports to assist their preparations.

“This level of support for a games preparation is not something we saw leading into Samoa 2019. So it is rewarding to see greater percentage of the athletes fitness levels higher than before, along with athletes with fewer injuries.

“A key aspect we will be offering in addition to the services now, is some capacity building workshops for coaches and managers to give them broader knowledge on aspects of performance.

“All critical aspects to ensure what we do in the Daily Training Environment at SINIS is replicated in competition. This is essential as we continue preparations for Sol2023,” he said.

Meanwhile other key aspects through programs and services offered at the institute includes;

  • Sleep & Recovery
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Mental skills
  • Team scheduling
  • Competition planning

Source: SINIS Media