FIH introduces first-of-its Coaching Webinar in India
New Delhi, 22 February 2013: The seven-day FIH-Hockey India High Performance Coaching Course concluded today at New Delhi. Total 25 coaches from across the country participated in the second part of this course conducted by FIH Master Coach Mr. Tayyab Ikram and FIH Grade 1 Coach Siegfried Aikman from 16 to 22 February 2013.
During the course FIH successfully launched a new Coaching Development tool as it introduced the Coaching Webinar. The first-of-its-kind FIH Coaching Webinar course included all the participants present during the course.
FIH President Leandro Negre was impressed with the project, saying, “this is an effective way for coaches to learn and develop. With minimal time and money investment, the participants can gain vast knowledge.”
FIH Master Coach Tayyab Ikram addressed the group of coaches through via webcam and was supported with various video clips to enhance the learning experience. In the future it is hoped that the concept of presenting and sharing information from distance can reach a multitude of coaches across the globe.
“This is a perfect example of advancing technology giving development projects a much wider reach at a much lower cost,” said FIH CEO Kelly Fairweather. “This is hopefully the first of many such initiatives.”
The Webinar also promotes a transfer of knowledge as it was demonstrated how Games Analysis can be conducted by sharing footage on line. The successful launch also observed the interactive tools to discuss High performance Coaching contents.
Tayyab Ikram said that besides its Global approach FIH would like to reach 200 Coaches in India as trial by the end of this year and introduce this concept throughout India via webinar where coaches in groups could participate from different parts of India at the same time.
Hockey India Secretary General Dr. Narinder Batra thanked International Hockey Federation (FIH) for conducting the second edition of this course in India. “This course will really help our coaches to enhance their coaching skills and understand new developments in international level of coaching. I am sure that they will bring all these learnings into practice when they return to coaching players and teams” said Dr. Batra.
In the week-long coaching course 25 participants watched matches of Hero Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi and did analyses of those games. Former internationals including Dr AK Bansal (Coach, Delhi Waveriders), Baljeet Saini (Coach, Jr National Men’s Hockey Team and Ranchi Rhinos), BJ Kariappa and Sandeep Sangwan were also among the participants.