Hockey India launches Basic Coaching Course for aspiring coaches

Hockey India President Dilip Trikey

Hockey India, the apex body for hockey in the nation, has announced the commencement of the Coaching Course Level Basic. This initiative is a part of the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Development Program and is designed to cater to individuals keen on pursuing coaching careers, including former players.

Hockey India’s Coaching initiative

The course is scheduled to be held online from 24th to 29th June 2024. It will consist of five batches, each accommodating 40 candidates. The details regarding the online format and schedule of the courses will be communicated to the selected participants.

Candidates should have prior experience coaching a district, school, or university hockey team, or they should have played at the National Level or represented at the All India Inter University level for a minimum of three years. Proficiency in the English language is also required as candidates must be able to understand and communicate effectively in English. The courses are specifically designed for coaches or potential coaches who have not previously attended any Hockey India Level ‘Basic’ & Level ‘1’ Coaching Course.

The duration of the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level ‘Basic’ Coaching Course is one day. The curriculum includes a general introduction to hockey. An online examination will be conducted at the conclusion of the course. Successful completion of this exam is mandatory to qualify for the Hockey India Level ‘1’ Coaching Course.

Online registration for the Coaching Course Level Basic started at 10:30 AM on 15th May 2024 and will conclude at 3:00 PM on 18th May 2024.

Hockey India President Dr. Dilip Tirkey remarked, “This initiative underscores our commitment to nurturing the next generation of coaches and fostering a culture of excellence in hockey coaching in India. We are particularly excited to welcome former players who are keen on transitioning into coaching roles. Through these courses, we aim to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their coaching careers.”

Echoing these sentiments, Hockey India Secretary General Shri Bhola Nath Singh stated, “We believe that investing in coaching education is vital for the sustained success of our sport, and these courses are designed to empower coaches with the tools they need to nurture talent and instil a passion for hockey in the next generation. We encourage all eligible candidates to seize this opportunity and embark on this enriching journey with us.”

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