After already successfully completing the AHF online education workshops for coaches and umpires, the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will continue to conduct the same in October. A group of 15-30 coaches and umpires will be attending three AHF workshops this month. The workshops are aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge on set plays and free hits for coaches and officiating a match for umpires and officials.
These online education workshops will be conducted free of charge for participating candidates online through Microsoft teams application. Each workshop will consist of three to four hours’ sessions.
‘Fantastic response from candidates’
Gyanendro Ningombam, Officiating President, Hockey India said, “The AHF Online Education Workshops have been a vital part of the growth of our Coaches and Technical Officials. With a much bigger knowledge base, we are sure that they will be able to garner much better results in the upcoming months. It’s been an absolute privilege to work closely with the AHF and we are delighted that they have made an immense contribution to the evolvement of hockey in India.”
Dato Tayyab Ikram, Chief Executive, AHF and Chairman FIH Development and Education Committee spoke about how the response to the courses has been overwhelming. “We are very keen to continue to contribute to the growth of the Coaches and Technical Officials in India through the AHF Online engagement & Education Workshops in October. We have received a fantastic response from all the candidates in the last few months and they have participated actively and benefitted from the high-performance and technical input with great interest,” he said.
Apart from these online workshops for coaches and officials, AHF will also organize workshops for all Asian hockey-playing nations. Hockey India has nominated a maximum of six candidates for each of these educational workshops.