Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre Hosts First-Ever ‘Hockey Summer Camp’ At Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Centre (ONTHPC) organised the first-ever ‘Hockey Summer Camp 2023’ for children aged 6-16 years at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, in association with the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha. Running from April 3rd to April 22nd, 2023, the camp aims to instill a passion for hockey among young players while honing their teamwork, leadership, and overall fitness skills.

With hockey as the central focus of the summer camp experience, participants will receive training from Hockey India and FédérationInternationale de Hockey (FIH) certified coaches. A total of 300 budding players have enrolled in the camp, each of whom will be awarded a certificate upon completion. Some meritorious trainees will also be recognised for further streamlined hockey training, as the Department of Sports and Youth Services and the hockey HPC plan to conduct weekend classes year-round if the response is positive.

In addition to hockey instruction, the camp will include recreational activities designed to foster teamwork and leadership abilities. In-house nutritionists and physiotherapists will share their expertise through engaging sessions involving both participants and their parents.

Featuring swimming and enjoyable fitness sessions, the camp aims to offer a well-rounded athletic experience. With a minimal registration fee, the camp aspires to make top-quality hockey training accessible to a wide range of budding athletes.

A similar camp is scheduled to take place at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela from April 10th to April 22nd, 2023, in partnership with the Department of Sports and Youth Services.

This initiative by the Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPCA and the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha, underscores their commitment to nurturing young talent and promoting the sport of hockey throughout the state. The Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPC has already partnered with the Sports Department, Government of Odisha, to provide coaches and processes in their new HTC initiative across the state. This partnership will give younger children early exposure to hockey on AstroTurf and enable a smooth transition to modern-day hockey played at higher levels.

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