S S Grewal will be Manager High Performance (North Zone)

New Delhi, 24 July 2014: Taking forward the plan of developing hockey at grassroots level in the country, Hockey India today announced the appointment of former coach Sukhvir Singh Grewal as the Manager, High Performance (North Zone).

SS Grewal (Indian Hockey Coach and Manager)

Sukhvir Singh Grewal

Sukhvir Singh Grewal, who represented India in 1978 World Cup, will take charge on 1 August 2014. Earlier Hockey India also had appointed V Baskaran for the South Zone, who has already taken the charge from this month.

The North Zone comprises of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Delhi, which produced many world class players for India contributing towards the reach hockey history of the country.

This move of having separate managers high performance for North (Grewal), South (Baskaran), Central, East, West zones by Hockey India will further ensure its commitment towards identifying, developing and giving such players an international platform to showcase their skills in the game of hockey. The Manager High Performance of each zone will work under Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans. Continue reading →

V Baskaran appointed as Manager, High Performance (South Zone) Hockey India

New Delhi, 18th June 2014: With an aim to find fresh talents in the country and to benefit the game at all levels, Hockey India today announced the appointment of Olympic Gold Medalist V Baskaran as the Manager, High Performance (South Zone) Hockey India.

V Baskaran (Manger, High Performance (South Zone), Former Coach and Captain of India)

V Baskaran (Manger, High Performance (South Zone), Former Coach and Captain of India)

He was recently appointed as coach to assist current chief coach Terry Walsh before FIH World League Finals in Delhi in January 2014, and now he will be working under Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans. Baskaran was also the coach of Bhopal Badshahs in World Series Hockey 2012, a league with eight city franchises supported by Hockey India’s rival body Indian Hockey Federation .

In the new set-up, Former coach of the Senior Men Hockey Team, V Baskaran will be working in the direction of implementing the Hockey India development programme as part of overall High Performance programme for men and women hockey at the grassroots level including school, college and district level hockey in the South Zone of the country. 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 →