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Coach Des Walker’s Challenge & Reward for Edgard

It turns out that there was additional motivation given by the trainer for Edgard.

Garuda Select left-back, Edgard Amping, was the fastest player in the 1000 M running training session. It turns out that there was additional motivation given by the trainer for Edgard.


"At that time I was in the coach's room and I was astonished by the attractive shoes Coach Des was wearing. I told him the shoes were nice and surprisingly the coach told me that he would give me the same shoes if I could run 1000 M with a record time of under 3 minutes. My time record was actually 3 minutes and 3 sec. And because it is only a slight difference, I ended up being bought shoes by Coach Des Walker, "said Edgard.


"I feel happy to be challenged by Coach Des. Because with that challenge, it means the coach believes that I can do it and it makes me more motivated to achieve the target," he added.


Running training itself is important to improve the physical condition of the players. The Garuda Select Coaching Team targets to improve daily time records for all players.


"The first day all players have to run 1x1000m and the results that we can target for the next day with the addition of 10% of the time. In addition, the distance is also increased every day up to 7x1000m," said Edgard.


Love it or hate it, completing a well-planned running program will pay dividends on the pitch.


"I think this training is very important to improve physical fitness, endurance and stamina. As a football player we need to be able to play stably from the start of the match until the final whistle," explained Edgard.