Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hockey India appoints Baskaran as South Zone High Performance Manager

Hockey India (HI) have appointed former Indian captain and national coach Vasudevan Baskaran as High Performance Manager for the South Zone. Baskaran, who led the gold-winning 1980 Moscow Olympics team, will be working under High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans.

The new role will see Baskaran working towards implementing the Hockey India development programme as part of its overall high performance programme for men’s and women’s hockey at the school, college and district level in the Southern part of the country, which comprises Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar, Puducherry, Telangana and Seemandhra.

Baskaran will work closely with Hockey India State Member Units to ensure consistency and delivery of Hockey India high performance coaching programmes. He will also monitor and evaluate the performance of coaches in Hockey India Member Units and Academies and identify talent for elite coaching opportunities. Baskaran will work together with Oltmans and create, maintain and develop technical content for dissemination.

He will also identify junior and sub junior players, who can be further geared up for the national programme. Baskaran will take up his new role from July 1. 
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