Players Praise India Hockey Online Training Course, Say Insightful

BENGALURU: Senior national team players said Saturday that Indian Hockey The 'Basic' level training course provided a lot of perspective on the game that will help them make better decisions on the field.

A total of 32 probable older men and 23 principal probable women, currently stationed at the Sports Authority of India Center here, took the course online.

The course was a part of a meticulously-designed coaching programme, known as the ' Indian Hockey Coaching Education Pathway' which was launched last year with the aim of providing a simplified education structure that helps in the development of coaches.

Top Likers got 36 hours to review their online sessions and then pass an online assessment exam that was based on the latest FIH rules and regulations.

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The online assessment exam for men and women was conducted on May 11 and 15, respectively.

Male midfielder Hardik Singh He said learning all the rules and regulations will help him make better decisions.

Hockey is a very fast sport. A lot of things happen in seconds, and sometimes we don't have much time to make good decisions, he said.

Learning about all the rules and regulations through the training course will really help me get the ball moving forward quickly and be aware of when we should be looking for video references during games, the 21-year-old said.

Forward Ramandeep said he was happy to learn about the history of the game.

I really enjoyed the course. I've been playing for a long time, but didn't know much about the history of the game. Hockey has been a very important sport for the citizens of India and surely it was important to us. to learn about how sport was invented and the gradual spread of sport in the world.

Learning the history of the game has helped me add context to the sport and I think this experience will help us be better players, he added.

Goalkeeper of the women's team Savita She said learning about the dimensions of the field would help her communicate better with defenders.

Being a goalkeeper, I think it is very important for me to know about the dimensions of the hockey field, he said.

If I know the dimensions of the field well then I can make sure our defenders are in the right positions and it will certainly improve the way we communicate on the field.

Ahead Sharmila Devi He added that the course will make a big difference in the way the sport plays in the future.

The training course was really insightful and informative. Since I am still finding my way in international hockey, it is great to be able to see the sport through the eyes of the coaching staff and also to go over the rules and regulations of the sport.

With a more theoretical understanding of the sport, I think we will all have a better understanding of hockey once we return to the field, the 18-year-old said.