Wednesday, March 22, 2023

‘Drag-flickers, Goalkeepers at The Junior Degree Want Huge Enchancment’ – Dilip Tirkey

In a current correspondence to all Hockey India member items, Dr. Dilip Tirkey, President, Hockey India on Monday careworn the significance of specialist drag-flickers and goalkeepers in trendy hockey and requested academies to concentrate on enhancing these two elements of the sport.

Dr. Tirkey additionally highlighted the necessity to develop a expertise pool of younger athletes specialised in these two expertise.

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He acknowledged, “The drag-flicking method has develop into probably the most thrilling elements of recent hockey. The enjoyment of a well-coordinated penalty nook with the ball being dragged on the pace of a bullet going previous the wall of defenders at all times emerges as probably the most thrilling elements of the game.

“Equally, there’s a rising significance of getting a well-trained and agile goalkeeper. India’s current success in main worldwide tournaments might be attributed to PR Sreejesh and Savita Punia who’ve performed their roles with the utmost professionalism,” Dr. Tirkey was quoted as saying in a launch on Monday.

He additional added, “Drag-flickers and goalkeepers on the junior stage nonetheless want huge enchancment of their recreation expertise. Therefore, there’s a rising want for specialised teaching throughout these disciplines on the academies.”

In gentle of this want for enhancing our pool of expertise throughout these elements, Hockey India has initiated a means of scouting expertise from a younger age and with the assist of the hockey academies and sports activities hostels, assist the coaching and choice of these athletes for nationwide packages.

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Moreover, to develop higher younger expertise throughout these two essential domains, Hockey India has urged the member items to provoke specialised teaching throughout the hockey academies and sports activities hostels.

The coaches engaged for this can practice Zonal groups chosen throughout inter-zonal tournaments. These coaches, who’re as important to the ecosystem as all different coaches, may even get an opportunity to boost their expertise as a part of this programme, Hockey India mentioned within the launch.

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