Worldwide staff of coaches started applications in a number of places 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 growth camps in India, which started on January 12, 2016.
As a steadfast proponent in introducing and enhancing 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 USA and Canada, coaching extra gamers and donating extra tools than in years previous, all whereas reaching new places 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 growth program, as a result of strategic sponsorship and partnership of our group this 12 months,” stated Adam Sherlip, Government Director & Founding father of The Hockey Basis. “Our devoted staff of volunteer coaches will likely be teaching tons of of youngsters round India, whereas concurrently distributing tons of of items of kit to native golf equipment and associations, which is simply potential by the beneficiant help of donors and sponsors, particularly Solar Life Monetary, who is devoted to selling energetic life and enhancing the standard of life for individuals around the globe, and particularly by way of our efforts on and off the ice.”
The Hockey Basis and Hockey Tutorial will likely be updating followers with updates by way of respective social media channels, in addition to posting blogs, pictures and video to The Hockey Basis’s web site, www.hockeyfoundation.org, over the period of this system, which can final via March.
Cambridge, England-based Hockey Tutorial will likely be available as a serious companion this season within the picturesque Himalayas to create extra of their famend educational movies and produce 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 total 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 purpose 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 great individuals concerned,” stated Chris Kibui, founding father of Hockey Tutorial.
ILSC (previously Worldwide Language College of Canada) is as soon as once more on board to donate tons of of books to native colleges, shifting its focus from supporting sports activities to English schooling within the area. The varsity has been engaged in supporting an ice hockey challenge within the Indian Himalyas alongside the Canadian Excessive Fee in Delhi and The Hockey Basis over the previous 4 years.
With help from Zeal Hockey, 5 Gap For Meals, Harney and Sons Superb 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 places/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&Okay, because the Nineteen Twenties when it was launched by the British residing on this “hill station” retreat from the Delhi warmth. Within the Nineteen 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 reputation 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 help growth of the sport in India is the place The Hockey Basis is available in. Sherlip constructed upon his successes working on/off-ice hockey teaching clinics at SECMOL (College students’ Academic and Cultural Motion of Ladakh), a faculty devoted to serving to kids move grade 10 exams whereas studying sensible life expertise and sustaining their campus that homes an out of doors 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 Staff, 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 staff in 5 CCOA’s and succeeded in bringing Staff 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 aim is to attach passionate hockey individuals around the globe to 1 one other, beginning with the youngsters,” Sherlip stated. “To this point 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 preserve 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 forth, whereas offering kids around the globe with life-changing alternatives by way of 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 through the use of its highly effective classes to empower kids, help group growth 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 applications with out entry, offering on/off-ice teaching to as many gamers as potential and distributing hockey books for kids in these areas to enhance literacy. With the assistance of sponsorship, donors and a devoted employees, The Hockey Basis goals to reinforce, train and reinforce character strengths present in hockey akin to teamwork, selflessness, accountability, honesty and resilience.
Please contact us at hockey.basis if you wish to be part of our staff, sponsor, donate or study extra about our program.
Hockey Tutorial – http://www.hockeytutorial.com
Solar Life Monetary – https://www.sunlife.ca
5 Gap for Meals – http://www.fiveholeforfood.com
Harney and Sons Superb 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/