Exciting August awaits Puducherry
Summer Vacation for schools is just over. Children are back to class rooms with renewed energy and enthusiasm. New academic session commences all over India.
Schools in Puducherrry, where our one thousand hockey legs is firmly on footing, opened a week late due to continuing summer.
As the schools opened, we at the organizing side need to prepare ourselves for the tasks ahead. We need to monitor and put in place the following
Are the training started in all the six schools?
Are coaches, old or new, available to these schools?
Are there any drop out from our selected list?
How to engage them for the, say, next three months.
We are indeed happy to announce that coming August going to see a flurry of activity in Puducherry.
This writer and Shashank are planning to go there and stay a week in August.
During this time, the following items of activities are proposed for serious implementation
Initiating the process of inter school competition.
To have one school visit other school, at least a match in each OTHL subscribed schools.
One quiz competition in each school
One lecture on hockey for august gathering.
To have one yoga class
To show videos of latest hockey matches to students and coaches
Certainly a lot of homework need to be done. Discussion with coaches and co-ordinators to chalk out schedules is a must. If there is a need, it will be nice to appraise School Principals about our August program so that they are taken into confidence before moving ahead.
Dear students, you will all get Summer Camp Certificate in August. We will come to your school to give away the certificate.
Developing sustained passion for Hockey by introduction of Hockey to pre and early teenaged children and simultaneously promoting playing sport as a culture and tradition, thereby contributing to develop a sports loving society.