In an endeavour to develop coaches from the grassroots and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sports’ governing body in the country Hockey India has launched its ambitious Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway.
The meticulously-designed program aims to provide certification to those candidates who are already Coaches or wish to pursue Coaching as a career option. This simplified education structure will provide certification to develop Coaches from grassroots through to a high performance/ International level. The program consists of a combination of web-based modules and face-to-face interactive courses, underpinned by a competency based assessment process, states a Hockey India Press release.
Those candidates who successfully complete the Hockey India Level ‘0’, Hockey India Level ‘1’ and Hockey India Level ‘2’ Coaching Courses will be eligible to enrol for the FIH Academy Level 1 Course provisionally scheduled during the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019.
Emphasizing that the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway could potentially revolutionize the sport and eventually help the Indian Teams catapult to the top in World Level, Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India, said: “This program is carefully designed to ensure it is simple yet effective for those pursuing it. As we have assessed through the past several years, we find that there is no dearth of talent among players or Coaches in the country. There is tremendous passion for the sport and with the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway, we want to provide those interested in taking up hockey Coaching as profession with the right course. We at Hockey India believe this will help bring about the right structure of playing at a very basic level and we are certain this will have a positive impact on the national teams too. We have shared the circular with all our State Member Units and are confident this will receive good response from across the country.”
The last date for nomination of candidates and submission of Coach Registration form is 26 March 2019 by 1700 hours. The last date for submission of registration fee for HI Level ‘0’, HI level ‘1’ Course is 26 March 2019 by 1700 hours. Nominations are accepted only through the respective Hockey India State Member Unit and as per the Eligibility Criteria of the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway.