Why is there no coaching development seminars or workshops organized?Why is there no long term plan as it is in wvery other country?Why not the tutors educate themselves before coaching their lads?Good questions,but answers…? Their isno point in blaming the administration,TNHA (Tamilnadu Hockey Association)or Hockey Unit of Tamilnadu both not going to do any good for the development.They are always busy conducting tournaments TIT FOR TAT.Domestic tournaments in Tamil nadu suddenly organized after WSH.I don’t think that the whole of hockey society of TN was busy with WSH except only 6 of them including the coaches.I don’t feel that it was a good sign.,but after WSH it is all TNHA and Hockey Unit of Tamilnadu conducting tournaments every week (say a fortnight) not giving time for the players to prepare.Unlike other associations of TN we don’t have a yearly calendar….eventually no scope for the players to prepare.
Coming again to the technical aspect,its extreme usage of technology in other nations even at the grass roots.All high end superb softwares provide provide free tril versions.Why not they use atleast these trial versions?All coaching materials are available for free online..but nobody cares using them for development.No scope for the players to understand their style of play before moving into the field.Nothing is professional and hockey is not to be named semiprofessional…its amateur. Department teams are very busy recuiting and even having guest players who are non natives of TN.No clue of what is so special in them and what our TN players lack Poor TN guys ,their talents are not spotted even for the national squad Pathetic situation in Tamilnadu hockey. Development must be the ultimate aim ,whatever faction it may be…let not the talents rot.