Coaching classes for local mentors

The state government will be organising a workshop on latest scientific advances in coaching in an effort to expose local mentors to best global practices at a time when Jharkhand is looking to establish a sports university.

By Our Special Correspondent
  • Published 12.06.15
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Sports minister Amar Kumar Bauri at the news conference in Ranchi on Thursday. (Prashant Mitra)

The state government will be organising a workshop on latest scientific advances in coaching in an effort to expose local mentors to best global practices at a time when Jharkhand is looking to establish a sports university.

"From June 13, we are going to host a two-day workshop for coaches in our state to expose them to international standards. We have tied up with ITK Leipzig University of Germany for this purpose," sports minister Amar Kumar Bauri told newsmen on Thursday at the Hotwar sports complex in Ranchi.

Referring to the Germany connect, the minister elaborated that the university, in its four decade-long existence, had trained several players and coaches across the world on ways to mix science and sports for effective results.

Among those expected to turn up for the workshop were Dronacharya awardee and chief national boxing coach Gurbaksh Singh and Arjuna awardee Ashok Dhyanchand, both of whom are ITK -certified.

Jamshedpur-based Charles Borromeo, an Olympian and Padmashree conferred athlete, is special invitee.

"All of them are coming to teach our coaches free of cost," the minister emphasised.

Rosemarie E. Hille, deputy consul-general, German mission in Calcutta, will also be present.

Bauri said the workshop would dwell on various sports disciplines using the help of experts who would educate state coaches on theoretical and practical aspects of mentoring.

"Not just on skills about training, the workshop will include papers on right talent identification, physical condition methods, sports psychology and physiology," the minister said, adding that the state government was working on a time-bound manner to root out bureaucratic red tape and other deterrents that has long been dogging domestic sports.

"By the end of this fiscal, you will realise that problems such as pending dues, non-timely payments of salaries to our coaches will be passé. We want to set up the right culture for which all stakeholders should walk the talk," he said.