Camp for specially abled hockey players begins in Patiala

PATIALA: Over 200 special athletes and 40 coaches from across the country are participating in a national floor hockey coaching camp, which began here on Monday.

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 20

Over 200 special athletes and 40 coaches from across the country are participating in a national floor hockey coaching camp, which began here on Monday. 

The six-day camp is being organised by the Special Olympics Bharat at Amar Ashram here. 

The organisers said: “220 special athletes and 40 coaches from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Rajasthan , Gujarat , Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Manipur, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi, and Odisha are participating in the camp.” 

Floor hockey is a shorter and faster version of hockey played on a concrete floor of the size of a basketball court. 

Each team consists of six players and a match is played in three slots of nine minutes each. 

The camp is being organised for selecting the national team for the upcoming Special Olympics World Winter Games 2021.

Floor hockey is a shorter and faster version of hockey played on a concrete floor of the size of a basketball court. Each team consists of six players and a match is played in three slots of nine minutes each. 

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