Media has played huge role in growth of hockey for many years: HI President
New Delhi, May 16 2020 - Hockey India on Saturday organised the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Session for a group of journalists through Google Meet.
A total of 11 journalists attended the event to get an idea about how Indian coaches better themselves through the session and understand the coaching system being adopted in India from grassroots level and upwards.
The four-hour long session saw various topics like coaching basic skills, role of grass-root coaches, prerequisites of a good coach, basic hockey skills as well as advanced skills, as well as modern hockey terminologies were covered.
The session also involved deeper-level, engaging conversations on principles of hockey that needs to be adapted at the grass-root level in order to see global success in men and women's hockey in the coming years.
High Performance Director of Hockey India David John, who presented the session, expressed that he enjoyed looking at hockey through the journalists' eyes.
"Working in close quarters with the Indian hockey teams, we have developed a certain view about how hockey is played around the world. However, it was great to know about how journalists look at the game from the outside through the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Session.
"It was interesting to face certain questions from them that reflected their passion for the sport. Through this session, I hope the journalists were able to understand what we at Hockey India wish to achieve through these courses for the Indian coaches," said John.
Hockey India President Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad was ecstatic about the fact that the journalists got a first-hand experience of the program.
"The media has played a huge role in the growth of hockey for many years. It was brilliant to know that a group of journalists gained first-hand experience of the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Session," said Ahmad.