Hockey India (HI) is now looking for the new coach of Indian Men’s team. As per media reports before third edition of HIL Indian men’s hockey team will get the new coach after Terry Walsh’s resignation. Interested candidates can apply for this post before 31st December 2014.
India’s high performance director Roelant Oltmans said, “The process has just begun yesterday because I and the entire Hockey India staff was busy with the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar. December 31 is the deadline for interested coaches from all over the world to submit their applications. We already have so many people who are interested in the job. If you ask me, I will like the new coach to be appointed before the next HIL so that we can witness and have a fair bit of idea about the players whom he will be working with. But in the end everything depends on the quality of applicants.”
Walsh quit from Indian hockey team coaching job just before few days of 2014 Hero Champions Trophy. Its great year for men’s hockey as India won Gold in Asian games since past 16 years. Indian hockey performed well in a bilateral hockey series in Australia and beat world champions in their home by 3-1. Terry Walsh made everyone surprised with his decision.
HI has also introduced Hockey India Online Academy Platform which will help coaches across the country to get new strategies and tricks to improve the level of players in terms of game.
“2014 has been an exciting year for Indian hockey. This year we have seen quite improvements in all levels. And to continue on this path, we need to bring knowledge to the academies. This online academy will help in bringing consistent developing programmes in the country. It is the first online academy platform in the country,” Oltmans added.