The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) conducts online training workshops to help hockey Indian coaches and technical officials acquire a variety of knowledge. A total of 10 AHF online training workshops will be held from Saturday 19th July for HI coaches, technical officials, referees and referee managers.
Asian Hockey Federation online training
HI said, After the successful completion of the AHF online training workshop for several Asian countries in June, a request from Hockey India was accepted to AHF to conduct the same workshop for HI coaches and technical personnel only,” HI said.
Hockey India nominated up to 6 nominees for 8 training workshops last month, but this month more than 25 coaches and 15 technical staff will attend each AHF online training workshop.
Aimed at providing technical expertise and knowledge in the various aspects of hosting and managing international matches and tournaments, these online training workshops are conducted online at no cost for candidates through the Microsoft Teams application.
Each workshop consists of 3-4 hour sessions including breaks. This workshop promotes and focuses on the use of new and existing skills, absorbs the required qualities, assigns and clarifies roles and responsibilities, specifies pre-tournament and pre-match processes to be followed, communicates and works with the team.
At the end of the workshop, participating candidates will receive a certificate to help them choose their future FIH AHF course.
Young striker Rajwinder Kaur inspired by Captain Rani Ramfal
Young striker Rajwinder Kaur says he was inspired by Captain Rani Ramfal’s struggle to take a place in the Indian women’s hockey senior team, and that he decided to get his family out of poverty through his sporting achievements. Born in a small town in Punjab, Kaur’s father was an auto rickshaw driver and his mother was a housewife.
However, it changed when Sri Guru Arjun Dev Public School, a few seniors at her school, claimed she was starting hockey. I wanted to be an athlete. I had speed, but when I was in standard IX, my senior asked me to chase hockey and I took a chance.
One of the core odds of a senior woman, the 21-year-old he group told Hockey India in a press release. Is quoted as saying. Her speed, her ability as a striker and her natural talent attracted the attention of national selectors in the 2015 domestic tournament.
Soon she was elected to junior national camp and played as an Indian player in the 2016 U-18 Asia Cup in Malaysia. In 2017, I got a call for a high-ranking national camp where I could interact closely with a number of top players, said Kaur, from the village of Mughal Chakra near Punjab’s Tarn Taran.
Everyone comes from a very difficult background, and each individual story motivates me, but Rani’s childhood struggles and the resulting injuries in sports give me hope because I come from a similar background. I also put my family out of poverty. I hope I can get out of it because I’m good at hockey.
Rani’s father was a wagon fuller, but at 15 she fought against her situation to become the youngest player in the country and was drafted to play in the 2010 World Cup. She eventually became the captain of the team.
Out of the three sisters, Kaur, the eldest, is a striker who doubles as an attacking midfielder.
The Senior National Core Possibilities Group
Having been a regular in the Senior National Core Possibilities Group since 2017, Kaur is patiently waiting for her turn to win her virgin international hat. I’m disappointed when I don’t see my name in the 18-man squad, but I know I still have a lot of time, and senior coach Sjoerd points out my shortcomings positively and encourages me to improve that.
I know I have skill and speed, I need to build my weakness, my stamina, and I have to adapt to playing in the midfield because I played mainly as a striker in my junior days. Returning home for a break, Kaur recalls a nationwide blockade when the team was in SAI, Bengaluru.
Kaur, who couldn’t train, used this period to learn English. When I entered the camp for the elderly, it was very difficult to understand because I did not speak English.
I learned the language using other books and online translations during my lockdown, Kaur recalls, reminiscing that I would stand in front of the mirror and speak English, stressing that I taught myself how to motivate myself during this period.
Kotajit Singh on Wednesday
Indian men’s hockey team defender Kotajit Singh said on Wednesday that the COVID-19 blockade gave him an opportunity to hit the pause button and see the shortcomings of his match. Kotazit said his greatest implications in the blockade were the importance of patience and the need to believe in himself in all circumstances.
It was hard during the lockdown period. Staying away from the hockey pitch is always tough,” Kotajit told the Hockey India press release, but during that time I got a chance to hit the pause button.
I’ve also seen a lot of videos from previous matches and recorded certain aspects that need to be worked on over the coming months,” he added.
The 28-year-old defender also took advantage of the blockade period and pondered his long international career playing more than 200 national games.
I’ve been on the Indian team for about 7 years, so I was able to take advantage of the lockdown period to think about how I’ve evolved in my career. Being patient and persistent is a key component of a sportsman’s life,” he said. .
Opportunities will come and go, Kotajit added, “but the important thing is to keep giving 100% every time I’m on the pitch and trust me.”
Indian defender Kothajit Singh said
The unlock helped him spot flaws in his match. Manipur’s player said regular fitness training at the Sports Authority of India campus in Bengaluru has helped him stay physically and mentally fresh. Maintaining our fitness has been our biggest goal during the blockade.
Consistent exercise will definitely help keep you mentally and physically fresh. Following a fitness schedule was the best part of my day. He said. Watching hockey matches and doing stick walk training were also a major source of motivation,” he said.
Kotaget, who was eliminated from last year’s FIH Olympic qualifiers, was pleased to re-enter the national team ahead of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 match against the Netherlands.
It was definitely hard to miss one of the biggest tournaments like the FIH Olympic Qualifier. But it was great to see our team anchored at the Tokyo Olympics in front of the home crowd. Our team has a lot of talented defenders and it’s nice to compete for the national team seats.
It really shows the quality on our side. It’s amazing to come back to the Indian squad earlier this year. He said, “I hope to work hard in my training sessions in the future and become a consistent member of the Indian team in the upcoming matches.