India Men's Hockey Coach Graham Reid says three-week training camp will focus on individual improvement

The Indian hockey team's next assignment will be the twin home leg matches of the FIH Pro League against the Netherlands in January next year

Press Trust of India November 18, 2019 13:38:13 IST
India Men's Hockey Coach Graham Reid says three-week training camp will focus on individual improvement
  • After securing a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth in the qualifiers against Russia, the team is currently undergoing a training and conditioning camp

  • The Indian team recently secured its place at the 2020 Olympics by defeating Russia 11-3 on aggregate at the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers

  • India's next assignment will be the twin home leg matches of the FIH Pro League against the Netherlands in January next year

Bhubaneswar: With no immediate assignment lining up till next year, the Indian men's hockey side will focus on individual improvement rather than team tactics during the ongoing national camp, chief coach Graham Reid said on Monday.

After securing a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth in the qualifiers against Russia, the team is currently undergoing a three-week training and conditioning camp which will conclude on 8 December.

India Mens Hockey Coach Graham Reid says threeweek training camp will focus on individual improvement

File photo India men's hockey team. Image credits Twitter @TheHockeyIndia

"Given there is no tournament immediately following the three-week camp in Bhubaneswar, it is a perfect opportunity for us to change focus from team tactics to more about individual improvement," Reid said as the national camp of 33 core probables which began at the Kalinga Stadium on Monday.

"We will do this through detailed analysis and review from our performances last season including the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in Odisha. This will provide a good road-map for us in our quest to squeeze as much improvement as we can in the next nine months," the 53-year-old Australian added.

The Indian team recently secured its place at the 2020 Olympic Games by defeating Russia 11-3 on aggregate at the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers.

India's next assignment will be the twin home leg matches of the FIH Pro League against the Netherlands in January next year.

Core Probables:

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Krishan Bahadur Pathak

Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Varun Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Gurinder Singh, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jarmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey

Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Jaskaran Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Ashis Kumar Topno, Sayyad Niyaz Rahim, Raj Kumar Pal

Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Gursahibjit Singh, Shamsher Singh, Simranjeet Singh, S V Sunil, Gurjant Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay.

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