Hockey and its Origins

The roots of hockey are buried deep in antiquity. Historical records show that a crude form of the game was played in Egypt 4,000 years ago and in Ethiopia around 1,000BC, whilst an ancient form of the game was also played in Iran in around 2,000BC. The modern game of hockey emerged in England in the mid-18th century and is largely attributed to the growth of public schools, such as Eton. The first Hockey Association was formed in the UK in 1876 and drew up the first formal set of rules.

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Hockey and the Olympics

The formation of the International Hockey Federation in 1924 was not soon enough for the Paris Olympics but it did grant hockey re-entry in Amsterdam in 1928. Hockey has been on the programme ever since, with women’s hockey included for the first time in Moscow in 1980.

India Olympics medal in Hockey

From 1928 to 1956, was the golden period for the Indian Hockey team. The Indian men’s team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, gaining six gold medals in a row. The Indian team has won a total of eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals in Olympics. Indian Hockey wizard Dhyan Chand was selected to represent India in the 1928 Summer Olympics. India won the hockey gold in this Olympics and Dhyan Chand scored two goals in the final match. He led the Indian hockey team in the 1936 Summer Olympics final, which India won 8-1.

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About the Program

The aim of the Olympic Gold Foundation is to improve hockey performance at all levels through a multi-dimensional and holistic approach. OGF provides a high-quality environment that sets a new standard in hockey training and tuition, enabling its participants to reach their full potential as players. OGF features all the components embraced by professional sportsmen and women, which gives participants a feel of the discipline, focus and dedication required in the pursuit of sporting success. It aims to encourage the best from every player and will also work as a talent identification source for future aspiring hockey players. Whether our athletes want to compete at the highest level in their middle or high school programs, or go on to play in college, OGF focuses on developing the physical abilities of our athletes with exceptional training by fitness experts who have experience in the game at the collegiate level.

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Whether recovering to help the team defensively break down a transition play, or running free down the field after beating a defender, the ability to quickly accelerate to top speed is an essential element of the game.



Both breaking down the feet in the defensive approach and taking quick steps when the ball is tapped to the player require quick, nimble, efficient footwork. We take practicing and refining these skills seriously to make our athletes the most effective on the field.



Weight, balance, and resistance training helps our athletes maximize power in their legs, core, shoulders, and upper body – training that is crucial in their development as athletes, while also to preventing jury.



Our athletes constantly need to react with dynamic movements – whether breaking out of a block tackle or the quick twitch of hips and core in a rocket drive on cage. We train our athletes to apply their strength quickly and explosively.



The ability to exert yourself for a full 60-minute game and run faster and longer than your opponents will help our athletes outperform the competition, no matter the level.

Benefits of Hockey


Helps burn fat and calories

The fast pace of the game requires short bursts of energy that help burn a huge number of calories. Each player burns about 0.061 calories per pound, per minute. This amounts to a huge loss of body weight in the long run.


Develops the cardiovascular system of the body

The energy and muscular strength required in hockey help in the development of cardiovascular system, which supplies the muscles with oxygen. Pumping of sufficient quantities of oxygen helps to improve the breathing and cellular activity.


Metabolism boosting

Because of the start-stop nature of the game, where fast skating is broken up by periods of rest, you may get to enjoy even greater cardio benefits. This pattern mimics high intensity interval training, which can burn more calories and boost your metabolism.


Is a full body workout

Playing hockey is an excellent way of developing the leg muscles, such as the hamstrings, calves and hip flexor muscles. It also aids in developing the endurance of triceps, forearms and shoulder muscles.


Enhanced muscular strength

The enhanced muscular strength gained from hockey can reduce the risk of injury, improve bone strength, strengthen connective tissues and increase muscle mass. All of these contribute positively to a healthier, stronger body that is less prone to injury and has improved overall function.


Develops hand-eye coordination

Playing hockey involves the coordination between the hands and the eyes. It also improves the spontaneous responses and reactions of the players during the game. Practicing this game aids in developing coordination abilities, improves hand-eye reflexes and improves agility.


Improved body coordination and balance

In ice hockey, players must pass and receive pucks that are traveling quickly across the ice, and field hockey players must do the same with a ball. In either version, players must react quickly in order to accurately respond to or make a play. Developing these skills can lead to improved overall balance and agility, and hand-eye coordination is also positively affected.


Brain boost

Exercise itself can improve your mood because of the endorphins that are released, easing feelings of depression, stress and anxiety. As a form of exercise, hockey provides this benefit, but there’s an added brain boost that comes with the sport as well. Hockey demands good decision-making, and honing these skills on the ice or field can also be transferred to everyday life.


Improves communication

Playing hockey involves the communication of messages through eyes and gestures. Being able to effectively communicate with a teammate in the middle of a fast play not only leads to success on the ice, but it also leads to the overall improvement in the communication skills of the players.


Develops the spirit of team work

Playing with a team of 11 people develops a sense of teamwork as everyone works towards successful achievement of goals and victory.


Hockey is a national game of India. Hockey is a nice game and mostly liked by the students.  It is a game of much interest and enjoyment easily motivates watchers to see the hockey match. It provides various health and financial benefits to the player. A person interested in this game can easily make his/her nice career.