Ipoh, Malaysia: It was the first day of the Level 3 Coaching Course of the FIH-AHF Raja Ashman Shah Hockey Academy. 29 participants attended seminars and lectures by some of the world’s top-most coaches and educators.
The day started with presentations from the participants, who were divided into four groups, each with a team of educators and instructors. Detailed discussions on game strategies and analysis were conducted during and after the presentation. Each participant presented their review and video analysis of real life hockey scenarios, highlighting flaws and suggesting improvements in game plan and decision making.
After lunch, a ceremony was conducted by the AHF. The guest of honor, Hide Yokoyama (CEO Ouken and Special Adviser AHF) presented AHF Bags to the participants. Mr Yokoyama is an integral part of the Japan Hockey as well as the larger continental region of Asia. Mr. Yokoyama, said, “It is a pleasure to be here with professionals and students alike. I wish you all the best for your future endeavors.”
In the second half of the day, trainers and educators provided feedback on the presentations of the participants. After which, three detailed workshops were held, namely; Principles of Attack, Principles of Defence and Athlete centered Coaching. FIH Senior Coaches and FIHA Trainers, Mike Joyce and Siegfried Aikman wrapped up the key takeaways from the day, and presented tomorrows roll-out plan. Tomorrow, 2nd March, the participants will get a chance to implement the theoretical knowledge. The participants will be asked to manage a team of young energetic players of Perak at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Malaysia.
About the AHF Development and Education Program 2018
The Asian Hockey Federation aims to assist the technical staff with the AHF Development and Education Program 2018. The development activities in training coaches, umpires and technical officials are progressing faster than ever with more and more Asian federations taking productive participation in the courses.
The courses are designed to combine experienced people to present the methods to play, coach, officiate and manage the sport of hockey. The participants are exposed to the best strategies and protocols to manage teams and high-level tournaments. The courses are divided into 4 levels: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Umpiring and Coaching along with High Performance. To move through the ranks of coaching, umpiring and technical officials a participant must successfully complete each level.
The aim of the AHF Education and Development Program 2018 is to provide a simplified education structure and resources for AHF Members Nations. All nations will have the opportunity to access the program pathway at an appropriate level.