~ Applicants interested in enrolling for the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 can submit their application through the Open forum ~

New Delhi, 17 January 2021: Hockey India on Sunday announced that they will conduct the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 in New Delhi from 29 January 2021 to 01 February 2021 and Bhubaneswar from 03 February 2021 to 06 February 2021, and interested applicants can enrol via an open forum link. Each of the candidates undertaking the course has to submit a negative COVID RT-PCR test report with the test taken within 72 hours of arrival at the venue of the course.

After the successful completion of several Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway courses in 2019 and 2020, Hockey India has once again called for applications of interested and aspiring Coaches for the course, which has a maximum of 120 slots available. The candidates have to submit their application before 1700 hours on 21 January 2021. The link to submit the application is mentioned below: -

https://forms.gle/WSEgwnpwcyjTbETK8

The Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 candidates will be divided into four batches. Each batch will consist of 30 candidates. The first batch will undertake the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level ‘1’ Coaching Course from 29 January 2021 to 30 January 2021, while the second batch will undertake the course from 31 January 2021 to 1 February 2021 in the capital city.

The third batch will undertake the course in Bhubaneswar on 03 February 2021 and 04 February 2021, while the final batch will undertake the course on 05 February 2021 and 06 February 2021 in the same city.

Candidates will be chosen through a first-cum-first-serve basis and minimum criteria to apply requires an interested applicant to have successfully passed the Hockey India Level 'Basic' Coaching Course. A preference would be given to the Athletes/ Coaches who have participated in Olympic Games/ Senior World Cup/ Junior World Cup/ Continental Events, sanctioned by AHF/ FIH and women applicants would be given preference under gender equality, subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Each of the candidates' competencies will be assessed and only those candidates who successfully complete the Hockey India Level ‘1’ Coaching Course on the basis of the assessment criteria, will be provided the necessary certification.

Since the launch of Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway in 2019, over 700 coaches from across India have benefitted from the programme which is a simplified education structure that consists of a combination of web-based modules and face-to-face interactive courses, underpinned by a competency-based assessment process, which helps the Coaches in progressing to higher levels. 

A simplified education structure aims to help in developing coaches from the grassroots level into world-class coaches of the high performance/international level. Once a candidate progresses from the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Levels, they are then eligible to enrol for the FIH Academy Level 1 Course, and so on. 

"We are absolutely ecstatic to organize the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 on-ground in New Delhi and Bhubaneswar. While the various courses conducted online last year were effective, the candidates of this course will have an opportunity to learn even more in an on-ground scenario. We will ensure that all the Covid-19 protocols and safety measures will be in place, while the course is being held in New Delhi and Bhubaneswar. The safety of all the personnel involved in the course is our highest priority," stated Gyanendro Ningombam, President, Hockey India.

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