The Hockey India President is extremely happy that the Indian coaches can use the lockdown period productively.

Hockey India has announced that it will be organising the FIH Academy-Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level ”1” Coaching Course online for Indian coaches amid the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions will be conducted by FIH Educators over Microsoft Teams.

A total of 9 candidates have enrolled for the coaching Course, which will be held between 11 May 2020 to 15 May 2020. Each of the candidates’ competency will be assessed and will be awarded an FIH Level ‘1’ Coach Certificate at the end of the course. Only the persons, who are holding a Hockey India Level ‘2’ Coach Certification, are eligible to attend the course.

“Hockey India has done a fantastic job in terms of structuring and implementing the Coaching Education Pathway through knowledge and practical-based courses that will equip them to deliver within the modern hockey environment. Successful candidates from Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level ‘2 Coaching Course have been invited to the FIH Academy Level 1 Coaching Course,” said Mike Joyce, FIH Membership, Education & Development.

“The standard of these Courses is impeccable, therefore, it was best not to delay the FIH Academy Level 1 Coaching Course if it could be conducted online. FIH believe it is important to work with all top hockey nations across all areas of the game. Education is one of the four pillars of Hockey4Life, our global development programme.”  

The Hockey India President Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad is extremely happy about the fact that the Indian coaches can use the lockdown period productively and improve their skills.

“Conducting the FIH Academy – Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level ‘1’ Coaching Course online is a fabulous initiative by Hockey India and FIH. The Indian Coaches can utilize their time productively and pick up important skills. The Coaching Courses have been brilliantly organized in the past and I am sure that this course will help in a long way to better the Indian Coaches which would ultimately lead to better results on the field,” said Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad.

The Coaching Courses aim at effectively equipping the attendees with practical knowledge and on-ground scenarios.

This Course will also provide candidates with the opportunity to study and be assessed on their coaching theoretical knowledge. It provides the opportunity for formative assessment and development planning. The course will also provide the candidates with the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge of the technicalities involved in the sport of hockey.