FIH Hockey Academy and START Hockey are Launched

  • FIH’s Hockey Academy is officially live and set to provide educational resources world-wide
  • First stage of Educator Workforce programme hailed a success
  • ‘START Hockey’ online programme available for everyone

FIH Hockey AcademyThe International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey Academy is now live thanks to the delivery of stage one of the Educator Workforce programme alongside the launch of the START Hockey on-line programme. In partnership with the World Academy of Sport, the FIH Hockey Academy aims to deliver a simplified education framework for nations and continents to develop coaches, officials and managers from grass roots through to a high performance level.

Stage one of the Educator Workforce programme started during the Champions Challenge 1 in Glasgow, Scotland.  A series of courses were held including Trainer training, Coach Educator training and a pilot of the FIH Hockey Academy Coach Level 1 Award. The FIH Hockey Academy Educator Workforce defines three levels – a Trainer, who trains Educators; an Educator, who educates coaches or officials; and a Coach, who coaches athletes. Continue reading →

V Baskaran appointed as Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team

New Delhi, 20 November 2013: Padmashri Olympic Gold Medalist V Baskaran has been appointed as Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team. He will work under the recently appointed Chief Coach Terry Walsh.

V Baskaran

V Baskaran

Baskaran joined the training camp of the senior men hockey team at SAI Centre, Bhopal for preparations of the FIH World League Finals in Delhi in January 2014 and the FIH World Cup to be held in The Netherlands next year.

Dr. Narinder Batra Secretary General, Hockey India said “Mr. Baskaran will form an integral part of the coaching staff headed by Mr. Terry Walsh. I am sure his valuable experience will help the Indian team in its 2014 World Cup and help take Indian hockey to new heights”. Continue reading →

Jonny Caren to Coach Ireland Men’s Under-21 Hockey Team

Jonny Caren has been named as the new Ireland Men’s U21 Coach. Caren who has most recently been working as interim Assistant Coach and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Senior Men, will take up his new role with immediate effect. Continue reading →

McKinnon Named as Irish Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach

Mick McKinnon has been named as Men’s Assistant Coach to the Ireland Senior Hockey Team. McKinnon joined up with Andrew Meredith’s Coaching Staff today in Dublin to meet the International Players at a training camp in UCD and takes up his role with immediate effect. Continue reading →

South African Gregg Clark to Coach Indian Junior Hockey Team

New Delhi, 7 April 2013: Hockey India today announced the appointment of Gregg Clark as the Coach of the Junior Men National Hockey Team.

Gregg Clark-Ranchi Rhinos and Junior Men National Hockey Team Coach

File Photo: Gregg Clark-Junior Men National Hockey Team Coach

Hockey India Secretary General Dr Narinder Batra said that the appointment of Gregg Clark is an important step ahead of the Junior World Cup to be played in India at the end of this year. “Being the hosts of the Junior World Cup I think this is the best opportunity for India to achieve a top 3 finish in the most prestigious Junior Men Hockey Tournament. We are confident that under the guidance of Gregg Clark and Baljeet Saini the Indian team will be well prepared for this mega event” he said. Continue reading →

Colin Batch will be New Coach of Black Sticks Men’s Team

Hockey New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Batch as head coach of the Black Sticks Men.

Black Sticks LogoA former Australian player, Batch is highly respected and recognised as a world-class coach. He has a proven track record having been head coach of the Belgium men’s team for the last two years and assistant coach of the Australian men’s team for eight years which included two successful Olympic campaigns. Continue reading →