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Former India hockey players undertake Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021

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Over 100 candidates from various parts of the country have enrolled for the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021.

A host of former Indian international players, which include Dr AB Subbaiah (Arjuna Awardee), Sabu Varkey (Olympian), Davinder Kumar (1998 Senior World Cup), Virender Singh (1997 Junior World Cup Silver Medalist), Dipika Murty (2006 World Cup) and Deepika (Arjuna Awardee, Olympian), have enrolled for the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021, which commenced in New Delhi on 29 January 2021. The Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 is being organized in New Delhi from 29 January 2021 to 1 February 2021 and will be conducted in Bhubaneswar from 3 February 2021 to 6 February 2021.

 

The Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course, which is being organized after almost one year, will see over 100 candidates from various parts of the country undertaking the course. This the first Coaching Course being conducted on-ground since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March last year. Each of the candidates undertaking the course has to submit a negative COVID RT-PCR test report with the test taken within 72 hours of arrival at the venue of the course.

 

The Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 candidates have been divided into four batches. The first batch is undertaking the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course from 29 January 2021 to 30 January 2021, while the second batch will undertake the course from 31 January 2021 to 1 February 2021 in the capital city.

 

The third batch will undertake the course in Bhubaneswar on 3 February 2021 and 4 February 2021, while the final batch will undertake the course on 5 February 2021 and 6 February 2021 in the same city.

 

Only those candidates, who have successfully passed the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level 'Basic' Coaching Course, have been eligible to take part in the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021. 

 

The Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level 'Basic' Coaching Course has been regularly conducted on an online platform in the last six months. Hockey India is planning to conduct more Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level 'Basic' Coaching Courses in the upcoming months, encouraging many aspiring coaches to take up the course.

 

Speaking on participating in the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021, Arjuna Awardee Dr AB Subbaiah said, "The Coaching Education Pathway started by Hockey India is a very good program. I recommend all the young aspiring coaches of India, who want to pick up coaching seriously, to undergo the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course. This is where one can learn all the modern techniques from the very experienced national coaches as well as former players, who have undergone FIH level coaching courses." 

 

Olympian and Arjuna Awardee Deepika said that she has learned how to utilize her experience as a player to coach young players at the grassroots level.

 

"I have learned a lot through the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway. I have learned how to utilize my experience and passion to coach players at the grassroots level. I would like to thank Hockey India for starting the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway for experienced players like us," said Deepika.

 

Each of the candidates' competencies will be assessed and only those candidates who successfully complete the Hockey India Level '1' Coaching Course on the basis of the assessment criteria, will be provided the necessary certification. 

 

Since the launch of the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway in 2019, over 700 coaches from across India have benefitted from the programme which is a simplified education structure that consists of a combination of web-based modules and face-to-face interactive courses, underpinned by a competency-based assessment process, which helps the Coaches in progressing to higher levels.  

 

HICEP aims to help in developing coaches from the grassroots level into world-class coaches of the high performance/international level. Once a candidate progresses from the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Levels, they are then eligible to enrol for the FIH Academy Level 1 Course, and so on.  

 

"It's absolutely fantastic to see the turnout for the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021. The course will definitely help many coaches to move to higher levels. And it's also lovely to see that the course is being held on-ground, which will make Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course even more interesting for the candidates. We are ecstatic to see the participation of many former India players in the course. With their experience at the highest level, they can certainly go on to become fantastic coaches as well," stated Gyanendro Ningombam, President, Hockey India.

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