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Asian coaching conference begins: 9 Asian countries taking part

Posted on Dec 06, 08:05PM | UNI

The Asian Coaching Conference hosted by Squash Rackets Federation of India under the auspices of the Asian Squash Federation began at the national Academy here this afternoon.

The theme of the conference is 'Effective Coaching'.

Forty four coaches from nine Asian countries are participating in the meet which assumes significance in the backdrop of sqauah seeking acceptance as an Olympic sport national coach and one of the participants Cyrus Poncha said. Mr Michel Gagne(Sports Psychologist), Mr Joerg Teichmann (Rehab specialist), Dr.

Madhuthottappillil (Sports Medicine specialist), Ryan Fernando (Nutritionist), Satinder Bajwa (Former Mentor of Jansher Khan), Allan Soyza (National Coach, Malaysia) , Dr B.I Singh (Sports Medicine specialist) , Dr Kanan Pugalendhi(Sports Medicine specialist), Tony Choi (National Coach- Hong Kong), S Maniam (Director Coaching, World Squash Federation), Cyrus Poncha (National Coach India), and Aarthi (Senior Physiologist) will be the main 'tutors' at the conference.

Mental and Physical preparation of Elite Squash players, state of the art coaching methodology and several workshops on holistic coaching will be the key topics to be covered at the conference, Mr poncha said.

The conference will conclude on the evening of Deceber 8.