Under the Raja Ashman Shah AHF Hockey Academy Education Program 2017 the following courses are outlined below:
National Coaching Courses
- Colombo Coaching Course 18 – 22 June
- Jaffna Coaching Course 24 – 28 June
National Umpiring Courses
- Colombo Umpiring Course 18 – 22 June
- Jaffna Umpiring Course 24 – 28 June
Asian Hockey Federation Appointed FIH Umpire Manager and Coach Educator Mr. Kanaisan Kanapathy and FIH-AHF Field Hockey Expert Nasir Munir to conduct these courses that are endorsed by FIH Academy.
Mr. Tayyab Ikram, CEO AHF ““The Raja Ashman Shah AHF Hockey Academy Education Program 2017 was important for me because I believe that you can’t lead others unless you have a strong foundation based on educational resources and technical staff. Sri Lanka is essential in sustainable development of hockey in Asia”
Mr. Sumith Edirisinghe President Sri Lanka Hockey “It is a great opportunity provided by the Asian Hockey Federation to allocate two umpiring and two coaching courses for the educational development in Sri Lanka. It is the first time in the history of Sri Lanka that we are going to organize coaching and umpiring courses in Jaffna”
For the smooth conduct of the courses he appointed International Hockey Umpire Mr. Dissanayake Dayan and Mr. Panditharathan as local coordinators of the umpiring and coaching courses in Colombo.
The AHF and Sri Lanka Hockey are pleased to announce that AHF National Coaching and Umpiring Courses will be held in Jaffna and Columbo, Sri Lanka. The event forms part of the AHF Education and Development Program 2017.
About the AHF Development and Education Program 2017
The Asian Hockey Federation aims to assist the technical staff with the AHF Development and Education Program 2017. 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 2017 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.