One of the primary objectives of the Association is to promote the game of hockey in the KarnatakaState. To attain this main objective, the game needed to be spread across the breadth and length of the State. The moot question is how do you spread? How do you create interest? How do you lure youngsters in taking up playing? Hockey is such a game, it does not attract players to it fold voluntarily and they need to be lured into with facilities / incentives. To make more and more players taking up playing the game, it was decided to start HockeyAcademy by the Association a couple of years ago. Experienced coaches have been drafted into to fulfil the objective. Letters were sent to scores of Educational Institutions and urging them to send their wards for free coaching / training three days in a week and round the year at the KSHA synthetic hockey pitch. In short the concept of the Academy is to impart free coaching and spread the net. And, follow it up with identifying the talents and nurture them.
Around 50 players on any given day assemble at the hockey pitch and train themselves with aid coming from coaches. KSHA makes all the facilities available to the trainers in the Academy completely free together with nourishment.
In addition, the Academy session also provides a facility to such of the players to whom getting trained at the synthetic hockey pitch is a distant dream.
Though, initially, the Academy was started with a aim to rope in as many youngsters as possible from the Schools to spread the hockey sport, it must be said that en-route, it meandered through to help all the players to have the feel and get trained in hockey pitch and develop themselves to attain standard. Today, no player could say that the Association is not helping him / her in learning and developing the skill of the game. KSHA funds for Academy’s growth and its progress. All that the Association now seeks for is that more and more players to avail of the free facilities and be a part of the bigger spread.