LAE Tigers coach and three-time premiership winner Stanley Tepend has given an insight on his team’s training ahead of the new Digicel Cup season.
The Papua New Guinea Kumuls assistant coach made a presentation to other Digicel coaches on some technical parts of his training with the aim to improve standards in the inter-city competition.
“Short burst and power is always the focus of our training,” he said.
“During the pre-season, we always do three sessions a week.
“The first phase is to build strength.
LAE Snax Tigers coach Stanley Tepend says he was relieved that his side managed to grind out an 18-10 win over the Petroleum Resources Kutubu-backed Mendi Muruks on Sunday.
“We’re pretty relieved to get that win,” Tepend said yesterday.
“It’s not like we haven’t been trying hard this season. The boys have put in the effort but the results just haven’t been coming. We’ve played well but have lost in some games so it was great to finally get a win.”
Tepend said aside from form and confidence issues, especially early on, the side had also been effect by having a different halves combinations over the last four rounds.
“One thing that’s really had an effect on our game this season has been the constant changes in the halves department.