High performance hockey centres (Photo Credit: Hockey India)

SAI and Hockey India Launch 7 Excessive Efficiency Hockey Centres Throughout the Nation

High performance hockey centres (Photo Credit: Hockey India)

Excessive efficiency hockey centres (Photograph Credit score: Hockey India)

Sports activities Authority of India and Hockey India introduced the institution of the excessive efficiency hockey centres in seven totally different places throughout India.

New Delhi: In a bid to additional present state-of-the-art services to junior and sub-junior hockey gamers throughout the nation, Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India on Thursday introduced the institution of the excessive efficiency hockey centres (HPHC) in seven totally different places throughout India, which can be arrange with the target of manufacturing optimistic outcomes for area hockey on the 2024 and 2028 editions of the Olympic Video games.

These seven excessive efficiency hockey centres can be set-up below the Khelo India scheme, and can adhere to the knowledgeable skilled coaching, utilisation of sports activities science, and schooling of the younger athletes, who can be enrolled into these centres.

“With the launch of excessive efficiency hockey centres throughout totally different zones within the nation, we need to guarantee proficient children are supplied with high-quality services that may equip them to realize success on the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Video games. These centres can have a well-rounded system with particular concentrate on scientifically superior coaching which may also embody psychological coaching for younger athletes,” acknowledged Sandip Pradhan, Director Common, SAI.

Emphasising on the necessity to construct a sturdy basis for kids aspiring to take up hockey as a profession, Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India stated: “With the excessive efficiency hockey centres, we imagine we will construct a big pool of gamers within the junior and sub-junior classes who cannot solely graduate to the senior program however also can push to realize success at prestigious occasions just like the Youth Olympic Video games and Junior World Cup, Junior Asia Cup amongst different occasions.”

“These centres will guarantee scientifically superior coaching which is able to assist athletes gear-up each mentally and bodily in an effort to match-up worldwide requirements.”

Whereas the Nationwide Hockey Academy on the Main Dhyan Chand Nationwide Stadium, SAI Sundergarh, Odisha, SAI UDMCC, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and SAI, Bengaluru can be energetic inside the subsequent three months, the remaining three centres can be developed over the following 12 months.

The prevailing SAI centres and hockey academies round India will function ‘feeder’ centres to those new centres, which shall maintain 72 males and 72 girls hockey gamers at every location. These hockey gamers can be chosen from a particular age vary of 14 to 24 years in an effort to make sure that they’re developed and ready in time for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

Former India captain Sardar Singh stated, “It is a incredible initiative by SAI and Hockey India. I imagine the publicity and scientifically-driven coaching will solely assist enhance our probabilities of successful an Olympic medal. From what I’ve seen, gamers who come into the nationwide program would take time to get used to the system and coaching strategies used to arrange the Indian nationwide workforce for main occasions.”

“But when this hole will be narrowed via the introduction of those excessive efficiency hockey centres which is able to undertake comparable coaching strategies used on the nationwide teaching camps then there can be a straightforward transition for these gamers after they get chosen to the nationwide program or make the minimize for India camp. I imagine it will positively profit the game within the long-run and produce desired outcomes at high worldwide occasions.”

The preliminary seven excessive efficiency hockey centres can be established on the following places:

1. SAI Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka (South Zone)

2. Main Dhyan Chand Nationwide Stadium, New Delhi (North Zone)

3. SAI Sundergarh, Odisha (East Zone)

4. SAI UDMCC, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (Central Zone)

Adopted by:

5. SAI NS NEC, Takyel, Imphal, Manipur (North-East Zone)

6. Balewadi Sports activities Advanced, Pune, Maharashtra (West Zone)

7. SAI Centre, Ranchi and Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium (East Zone II)

The SAI centre in Bengaluru will stay as the principle website for the senior and junior nationwide groups.

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