The Belarusian Hockey Federation is happy to announce that the couching course under authority of the International Hockey Federation and IOC Solidarity program and National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus was a great success.
More than 40 participants from all over Belarus attended the course. Coaches of all levels were present: coaches of all national senior, junior, youth teams, all club coaches, young coaches. The organizing committee was happy to invite coaches from Gomel, the second biggest city in Belarus with population more that 1 million people and the city where the first Belarus hockey team was established 28 years ago.
The course was held from 17 until 19 October. The program didn’t include only the class lectures, watching and analysis of videos of Samsung World Cup women in Madrid, Spain, but as well daily practical sessions with full access to the pitch, small games, 2 against 1 situations, set pieces and other practice elements. Course conductor FIH Master Coach Jose Brasa presented his speech in English, which was simultaneously translated into Russian. Despite the difference in languages - English and Russian - the participants shared and took part in all scheduled activities. More than 20 junior players participated, receiving a class on stick skills from Jose Brasa. It was a good experience for all involved, and very adaptable to their realities.
At the end of the course all participants received the IOC Olympic Solidarity certificates.