FIH Academy to conduct Courses for Technical Officials, Umpires

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Bhubaneswar: FIH Academy along with hosts Hockey India will be conducting a Series of Courses for Technical Officials, Umpires and aspiring Coaches on the sidelines of much-awaited FIH Men’s Series Finals in Bhubaneswar.

Starting 4th June,  FIH Academy – Hockey India Level 2 Technical Officials Course will be held at the venue.

The two-day course will be conducted by FIH Academy Technical Official Educator Iain Dugald Mckay, FIH International Advancement Panel Technical Official. The course will be delivered in a contemporary style with interactive sessions and practical course work. Eight officials have registered to take part in this course.

This will be followed by the FIH Academy – Hockey India Level 2 Umpiring course to be held from 8 June to 10 June 2019. The course will be conducted and presented by FIH Academy Umpiring Educator Robert Willem ten Cate, who is also the FIH Pro League Panel Umpire Manager. The course will be engaging and interactive with real-time match scenarios coupled with practical course work. A total of 11 Umpires have registered for this course.

“Through these courses, FIH Academy and Hockey India aim to provide education and resources to develop Umpires and Technical Officials that are currently at the National Level. Since these are held on the sidelines of the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019, presenters of these courses can make the sessions interactive as they will be following on-ground action too,” stated Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India.

From 11th June to 14th June, FIH Academy Educator Course will be held at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium. The course will be conducted and presented by Mike Joyce, Executive Director – The Hockey Foundation and FIH Development Director. The purpose of the course is to effectively equip the attendees with practical knowledge and on-ground scenarios. There are a total of seven attendees from India, Kenya, Japan and Netherlands.

The FIH Academy – Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level 1 Coaching Course will also be from 12 June to 14 June 2019. The course will be conducted and presented by FIH Academy Educator Darren Cheesman, Talent Development Coach from the Royal Belgium Hockey Association.

The FIH Academy Coaching Level 1 Award is a vocational qualification that provides students with the opportunity to study and be assessed on their coaching theoretical knowledge. It also provides an opportunity for formative assessment and development planning.

After successfully completing Hockey India Level ‘1’ and Level ‘2’ Coaching Course, over 35 candidates have become eligible for the FIH Academy – Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level 1 Coaching Course who will attend this course along with a candidate from Singapore.

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