September 27, 2010
Field Hockey Canada is pleased to announce the team staff for the Men’s Junior National Team’s 3-Match Test Series versus the United States in Moorpark, California this November 8-14.
Aaron began coaching in Australia when he was 15, coaching his club’s U13 team. While still in Australia, Aaron coached the Victorian Country men’s U15 and U17 teams. Since coming to Canada Aaron has coached extensively within the Alberta and BC provincial systems. He has coached U16, U18, and Senior Men and most recently was Head Coach of the Canadian U17 Men’s Youth Pan Am Championship Team.
Indy has been involved in hockey since the age of 6. He has represented Canada at the u21 level at the Pan American Championships in 2001 and was a member of the men’s national team squad until 2005. He has coached provincially and at the club level for the past 11 years. He is currently the men’s national team video analyst and has worked with the team during their 2009 Australia Tour, 2009 India Series, the 2009 Champions Challenge, 2010 World Cup and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Teji started kids program with the United brothers field hockey club in 2003 and has developed many of his athletes into national level hockey players. Teji has also coached in the BC provincial system at the U14 and U16 level. He most recently coached the U-16 BC Provincial team to a gold medal performance at the 2010 National Championships. As a player Teji has played state hockey in India (Punjab State) from 1985 to 1989 and was a member of the Indian National Squad from 1985 to 1989. He also played four years in the Italian league from 1989 to 1993 and played hockey in Canada from 1993 to 1997.
Alvin is a huge supporter of amateur sport and of field hockey in particular. He was Manager of the 2010 Men’s U-17 Canadian Youth Pan Am Team and has managed multiple provincial, club and touring teams over the past 10 years. Alvin’s belief as a manager stems from the idea “servicing his coaches, athletes and community”. His energy and resolve are legendary.