For sportspersons to excel in this ever demanding world, talent alone is not enough. The athlete must have the full support of parents, coaches, administrators and other support staff if he or she is to attain victory in the most gruelling of circumstances.The athlete too needs to take into account all of his or her needs, whether they be on a physical, mental and physiological level.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is ever mindful that it is possible to improve player welfare and thus performance. With such a belief in mind MSSA has appointed Mr. Barry Bridges as its online coach and wellness consultant.
Barry Bridges (ZAG Academy) is a qualified sports scientist who holds international certifications in sleep science, sports performance, golf fitness, and FMS movement testing. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa and has over 12 years of experience working with Golf fitness for professional golfers such as interprovincial, national and sunshine tour golfers. While Barry had focused extensively on the golf industry he also has experience in working as a coach for strength and conditioning (soccer), corporate wellness, sleep coaching, and esports performance.
Barry will offer remote support for Team Esports South Africa at the IESF World Championship and other future events. He will offer support in various sectors in wellness such as sleep, nutrition, exercise and overall cognitive performance for players. Barry will help MSSA ensure that their players are mentally and physically ready for competition.
MSSA president, Amanda Pakade, is enthusiastic about his re-appointment and stated, "Barry's re-appointment will not only have immediate effects on the South African Esports Protea Team, but will continue to raise all South African esports to a new level."
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- Upcoming events: North West Online Provincial Championships - 29 AUGUST 2020
- Upcoming events: Free State Online Provincial Championships - 5 September 2020
- Upcoming events: National Team Trials - 19 September 2020
- Calendar of Events: 2020
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Results of MSSA's 10th Annual Online Championships for High Schools
- Results of MSSA's Western Cape Online Provincial Championships.
- Results: MSSA's 11th Provincial Online Championships
- Results: Gauteng Online Provincial Championships.
- Test Match results: South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.
- Test Match results: DOTA2: South Africa vs Azerbaijan
- New National Team Selection Criteria
- Selecting the national Protea teams for Mind Sports South Africa.
- Qualifiers: Clash Royale
- Qualifiers: Counter-Strike: GO
- Qualifiers: Dota 2
- Qualifiers: League of Legends
- Qualifiers: Paladins
- Qualifiers: Pro Evolution Soccer
- The road to Eilat
- IESF announces first three titles for 12th World Championships
- Rankings: Clash Royale
- Rankings: Counter-Strike: GO.
- Rankings: DotA 2 rankings
- Rankings: FIFA '20.
- Rankings: HearthStone
- Rankings: League of Legends
- Rankings: Paladins
- Rankings: PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER (PES)
- Rankings: Street Fighter V
- Rankings: Tekken 7 rankings