Hockey India announced on Tuesday that Herman Kruis from the Netherlands will take on the role of coach for both the Junior Men’s and Women’s hockey world cup teams, which are scheduled to take place later this year.
Kruis, renowned for his remarkable coaching background, previously guided the Dutch club Den Bosch ladies. Additionally, he held coaching positions with the Netherlands women’s indoor hockey team from 2006 to 2008 and the Dutch outdoor team from 2008 to 2010.
He recently served as a coach for the Belarus Indoor and Outdoor team from 2016 to 2023. He holds official certification as an FIH coach-educator. Upon his selection, Kruis conveyed his satisfaction and joy regarding his role with the junior Indian team.
Herman Kruis addressed,
“I am looking forward to this new role with Hockey India. There are some very talented players in the Indian junior men’s and women’s hockey teams, The next four months leading up to the Junior World Cups are exciting and at the same time an important phase in the teams’ preparations. I look forward to working with them to achieve the desirable results. “