The Heartfulness Education Trust and the Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) announced the launch of ‘Coach to Heartful Coach’ as celebrations for the International Day of Peace.
The Heartful Coach Program will be a three-day initiative that will provide for a heart-centred approach to sports coaching in schools.
More than 3000 coaches and many prominent names will be joining the virtual program this year, including Aditya Thackeray, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Tourism & Environment, Government of Maharashtra; AIFC Founder & Director Mr Dinesh Nair; Mr Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach, Indian National Badminton Team; Mr Bharat Madhavan.
Aditya Thackeray, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Tourism & Environment, Government of Maharashtra, said, “As sportsmen, most of us want to excel and win, bring laurels for the country and society, at various levels. We want to play fair, win and create a name for our team, ourselves, and our sport. It is the spirit of winning that creating champions in sports. But the idea is to go one step further and create champions in life. A coach wields the art of nurturing and bring out the best in society. We have brought all coaches across India for Heartfulness. Today’s sport is about life and being a winner in whatever role you play in your life besides sports. The art of nurturing is aimed at learning and absorbing and sharing from each other at an international level for a better future.”
The program will be hosting 75-minute sessions teaching coaches the importance of being a role model to athletes and coaching with the heart.
The program will be beneficial for coaches and athletes for understanding the importance of coaching and taking care of one’s mental well-being.