Hockey India (HI) has acquired the services of popular Dutch hockey goalkeeping trainer Dennis van de Pol for the Indian Mens Hockey national team.
Dennis has already arrived at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru and commenced with the training.
The training will run for a total of seven-days for nine Indian custodians, including P R Sreejesh and Krishan Bahadaur Pathak.
Dennis will not only work on their keeping skills, but will also look into their fitness and form.
On day one of the training, Indian Goalkeeper PR. Sreejesh posted on Instagram saying: “Beginning of a new chapter.”

Besides Sreejesh and Pathak, other goalkeepers who will be part of the camp are Suraj Karkera, Jugraj Singh, Paras Malhotra, Jagdeep Dayal, Pawan, Prashant Kumar Chauhan and Sahil Kumar Nayak.
Dennis is a partner with the Drijver Goalie Academy in the Netherlands.
The Drijver Goalie Academy company is started by Martijn Drijver, who is well known as the “Goalkeeping Guru” among the hockey fraternity.
When not training a team, Dennis along with Richard de Snaijer, runs the D-masters program — which is an online platform that helps to improve goalie and dragflick skills.
Dennis has also trained the Canadian women’s hockey team since the last one year and has been instrumental in their runners-up finish at the recently concluded FIH Series Finals tournament in Valencia.


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