Hockey India, the sports’ governing body in India, has launched its Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway. This has been introduced in an endeavour to train coaches and enable them to meet the requirements of high international standards of hockey.
The program is aimed at offering certification to those candidates who are already coaches or wish to pursue coaching as a career option. It will consist of a combination of web-based modules and face-to-face interactive courses, underpinned by a competency-based assessment process.
Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President of 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 a 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 a 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're certain this will have a positive impact on the national teams too," he added.