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Oltmans to conduct clinic for hockey coaches

Posted on Aug 26 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 26 : To keep coaches up-to-date and in line with the latest information and developments in international hockey, the Indian team's high performance director, Roelant Oltmans, will conduct a one-day high performance coaching clinic with around 30 coaches at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex in Rohtak Aug 27.

The clinic will be organised by Hockey Haryana in association with Hockey India (HI).

HI has started this initiative with the aim that the coaches learn and implement their learning through these sessions in their day-to-day coaching of players at grassroot level.

"The clinic is extremely important as hockey is in a phase where new techniques are being introduced almost on a daily basis by all international teams. Hence, there was this realisation that the coaches who are involved in the development of the game as well as the players at grassroot level are aware of these changes which will be further utilised in sharpening their skills as coaches and implementing the changes in gameplay," Oltmans said.

"With this initiative, we are hopeful that we will start making the youngsters learn the game in line with international standards."

Oltmans will share with the coaches the advancements in the game and how to prepare youngsters, keeping the evolving high speed game in mind. Oltmans will show videos relating to coaching and preparations.

Apart from this, he will even show videos of international matches which will help the coaches understand how to build on the strategies as well as better the team coordination on the field.

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