The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) officially launched its 1MAS coaching website at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
Information on the website comes mainly from the wealth of knowledge and experience picked up by MHC Technical Director, Terry Walsh from coaching in Europe and Asia.
"It is a new initiative and visual learning programme which will help all players and coaches from around the country," said Walsh at yesterday's launch. "It is not meant to be prescriptive but information sharing.
"We are trying to make it as open as possible for anyone and everyone to go online and have a look at what we have produced. It is basically an education process as we look forward to going into the inner depths of the country's hockey fraternity."
The website's content is mostly on the development of skills into the highest level, simple playing concepts, what they mean and how to go about it," added Walsh. Also present at yesterday's launch were MHC Deputy President, Prof Dr Shamala Subramaniam, independent member Ahmad Najmi bin Abdul Razak, Chief Executive Office, Logan Raj, 1MAS Director of Development Tai Beng Hai and 1MAS coaches.
Prof Dr Shamala was all praise for the exceptionally good work Walsh has done into producing a great platform for the future of Malaysian hockey.
"This website will serve as the digital platform for the hockey fraternity to harness the knowledge and resources that Terry has developed and so willingly shares with players and coaches." said Prof Dr Shamala. "It is intended to serve as a critical and complementary partner to the existing avenues of knowledge transfer."
This platform will be a huge advantage for the younger generation who are keen on picking up the game and for coaches who can add to their knowledge of skill development and understanding what the coaching concepts are all about.