Indian Hockey Team Having Paddy Upton’s Services

Indian Hockey Team has finally decided of having Paddy Upton’s services for making things better. This is part of the preparations for the Asian Champions Trophy and Asian Games. Upton will take different mental conditioning sessions in three parts starting from July 01 at National Coaching Camp. Indian Hockey management has taken this decision after Upton’s successful campaign with the Indian cricket team.

Paddy Upton was looking very pleased on that occasion and said that he is honored to be given a chance of working with the Indian Hockey team. He further said that the Indian team’s performance over the years is getting better and he would love to be a part of the team’s success by working on their mental conditioning and psychological skills. He said that he will try his level best to enhance the team’s performance. 

Remember the fact that Paddy Upton played an important role in the Indian cricket team’s successful World Cup campaign in 2011. He was part of    Gary Kirsten’s core coaching staff then. 

He has vast experience working with different teams in various sports. He was a driving force behind the Indian cricket team enjoying the top spot in the Test ranking.

He also worked with the South African cricket team and they achieved the landmark of holding the top spot in all three formats of Cricket in his golden era. He had taken different mental training sessions with some other teams also. Especially South African hockey team, Australian hockey team, FC Goa, FC Hyderabad, and England rugby team are worth mentioning. He also showed his vast experience with Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals( IPL franchises).

Indian Hockey President Dilip Tirkey told that the Indian Hockey team having Paddy Upton’s services will leave no stone unturned in the preparations for the Asian Games being held in China where the Indian team has to face the challenge of qualification for the Olympics.

Dilip further said that the first goal is to prepare the Indian Hockey team to absorb pressure and to make the performance better. He showed his hope that Paddy Upton’s presence in the dugout will help in the mental toughness of the team.

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