Worldwide group of coaches started packages in a number of areas round India this week
(NEW YORK) – The Hockey Basis, in partnership with Hockey Tutorial and with a bunch of sponsors led by Solar Life Monetary, is happy to announce the beginning of a brand new season of youth ice hockey improvement camps in India, which started on January 12, 2016.
As a steadfast proponent in introducing and bettering the sport of ice hockey to kids in much less lucky areas of the world since 2011, The Hockey Basis’s 2016 season will likely be setting new data by sending extra coaches from the US and Canada, coaching extra gamers and donating extra tools than in years previous, all whereas reaching new areas inside India.
This system, which is made potential by a bunch of sponsors and donations, welcomes again Toronto-based Solar Life Monetary for a second straight 12 months as program sponsor to perform these new milestones.
“This can be a season of unimaginable development and record-setting for our India hockey improvement program, as a result of strategic sponsorship and partnership of our group this 12 months,” mentioned Adam Sherlip, Government Director & Founding father of The Hockey Basis. “Our devoted group of volunteer coaches will likely be teaching lots of of kids round India, whereas concurrently distributing lots of of items of kit to native golf equipment and associations, which is simply potential by the beneficiant assist of donors and sponsors, particularly Solar Life Monetary, who is devoted to selling lively existence and bettering the standard of life for individuals around the globe, and particularly through our efforts on and off the ice.”
The Hockey Basis and Hockey Tutorial will likely be updating followers with updates through respective social media channels, in addition to posting blogs, photographs and video to The Hockey Basis’s web site, www.hockeyfoundation.org, over the length of this system, which can final by March.
Cambridge, England-based Hockey Tutorial will likely be readily available as a serious companion this season within the picturesque Himalayas to create extra of their famend tutorial movies and convey The Hockey Basis’s camps to life. The 2 organizations will launch movies all through the journey, in addition to a co-produced video on the finish of the season to embody the complete program. “We’re extraordinarily excited to be right here in India alongside facet The Hockey Basis, altering the lives of passionate hockey gamers, one puck at a time. Our intention is to widen the publicity of the work THF and it is companions are doing right here in India by making a spectacular piece of video detailing the unimaginable story of hockey in India and the fantastic individuals concerned,” mentioned Chris Kibui, founding father of Hockey Tutorial.
ILSC (previously Worldwide Language Faculty of Canada) is as soon as once more on board to donate lots of of books to native faculties, shifting its focus from supporting sports activities to English training within the area. The college has been engaged in supporting an ice hockey undertaking within the Indian Himalyas alongside the Canadian Excessive Fee in Delhi and The Hockey Basis over the previous 4 years.
With assist from Zeal Hockey, 5 Gap For Meals, Harney and Sons Positive Teas, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and the Ice Hockey Affiliation of India (IHAI), The Hockey Basis will dispatch a number of groups throughout this fifth 12 months of programming to the next areas/hockey organizations:
- Delhi (Atmosphere Mall, Gurgaon)
- Maharastra (Essen World, close to Mumbai)
- Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (Jan 13-18)
- Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir (January 11-Feb 29)
- Leh District
- Kargil District
- Changthang Area
The Hockey Basis grew out of a 2009 volunteer journey Sherlip took to Ladakh, within the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir, following a training stint in China on behalf of the New York Islanders. Ice hockey has been performed in Shimla, within the state of Himachal Pradesh, straight south of J&Ok, for the reason that Twenties when it was launched by the British residing on this “hill station” retreat from the Delhi warmth. Within the Seventies, Indian troopers stationed within the high-altitude border area of Ladakh took up the sport to maintain match within the winter, and it has steadily grown in recognition all through the area since that point. Settled excessive within the Himalayas, these two areas have established distinctive hockey cultures of their very own.
Lack of kit and assets to assist improvement of the sport in India is the place The Hockey Basis is available in. Sherlip constructed upon his successes operating on/off-ice hockey teaching clinics at SECMOL (College students’ Instructional and Cultural Motion of Ladakh), a college devoted to serving to kids cross grade 10 exams whereas studying sensible life abilities and sustaining their campus that homes an outside rink overlooking the Indus River. It was right here that Sherlip created a program that was the catalyst for creation of The Hockey Basis.
One of many fruits of Sherlip’s early labors was his appointment as head coach of the primary Indian Males’s Nationwide Hockey Crew, which participated in its first worldwide competitors within the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Problem Cup of Asia (CCOA) in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2009. Since then, Sherlip has ran the bench for the group in 5 CCOA’s and succeeded in bringing Crew India to Ontario, Canada and organizing an exhibition sport towards the Brampton Beast (ECHL) in October 2015 to additional promote the event of Indian ice hockey.
“Our objective is to attach passionate hockey individuals around the globe to at least one one other, beginning with the kids,” Sherlip mentioned. “So far we have coached almost 2,000 gamers and donated almost 4,000 items of kit throughout India. The sport has improved dramatically, however there’s nonetheless a lot to do. We need to hold supporting the event because the official teaching companion of the Ice Hockey Affiliation of India, and see pleasant hockey video games being performed by individuals of various genders, religions, races, socio-economic standing, and so on, whereas offering kids around the globe with life-changing alternatives through ice hockey. India’s only the start.”
Additional particulars concerning this system for this season in India and past are forthcoming.
About The Hockey Basis
The Hockey Basis’s ongoing mission is straightforward: develop the sport of hockey by utilizing its highly effective classes to empower kids, assist group improvement and foster worldwide understanding and cooperation in distant/under-served areas of the world — one puck at a time. Established in 2011, THF helps by donating hockey tools to packages with out entry, offering on/off-ice teaching to as many gamers as potential and distributing hockey books for youngsters in these areas to enhance literacy. With the assistance of sponsorship, donors and a devoted workers, The Hockey Basis goals to boost, train and reinforce character strengths present in hockey reminiscent of teamwork, selflessness, accountability, honesty and resilience.
Please contact us at hockey.basis if you wish to be part of our group, sponsor, donate or study extra about our program.
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Hockey Tutorial – http://www.hockeytutorial.com
Solar Life Monetary – https://www.sunlife.ca
5 Gap for Meals – http://www.fiveholeforfood.com
Harney and Sons Positive Teas – https://www.harney.com
Ice Hockey Affiliation of India (IHAI) – http://www.icehockeyindia.com
Virgin Atlantic Airways – http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/
Zeal Hockey – http://www.zealhockey.com/