Two Indian hockey umpires who will officiate on the upcoming Olympic Video games are preparing for the task by finishing up various health coaching, together with the yo-yo check.
Raghuprasad RV and Javed Shaikh are amongst a panel of 14 umpires who’ve been picked to officiate on the Olympics, scheduled to be staged from July 23 to August 8.
“I’m presently doing my health coaching at house in Bengaluru. I attend on-line health lessons each morning. I mainly perform power and conditioning workouts, which strengthens my mobility and agility expertise,” said Raghuprasad, who has umpired at Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Cups.
“We are doing briefing sessions with the FIH for the Tokyo Olympics as well. We are shown clips from previous matches, and we discuss an umpire’s decision-making for certain scenarios such as penalty corners, video umpiring and so on,” he stated.
Shaikh, who has additionally officiated on the Olympics, Commonwealth Video games, Asian Video games, and the World Cup, stated the health schedule contains yo-yo assessments.
“We’ve been giving FIH health assessments each two-three months within the final one and a half years. Health assessments embody a yo-yo check and repeated dash capability (RS) check. We’ve to file our assessments on video and ship it to the FIH umpires managers, who grade us in keeping with our efficiency,” he stated.