Hockey players working on mental strength with NeuroTracker
New Delhi: Handling pressure in crunch situation is key to success in any sport and to address the issue the Indian team management has introduced 'NeuroTracker' to the women hockey players to enhance their mental strength.
Three major sporting events -- the Commonwealth Games (CWG), the Asian Games and the World Cup -- are slotted for 2018, making it a critical year for both men's and women's hockey.
And Indian women's hockey team coach Harendra Singh and his support staff is leaving no stone unturned to prepare the girls for next year's big tournaments. NeuroTracker is a non-invasive system that uses 3D multiple object tracking to improve the efficiency of neural networks that govern situational awareness, attention, executive function and cognitive stamina.
The programme is commonly used by top level football and basketball teams but it has been used for the first time in Indian hockey.
NeuroTracker was used on trial basis in October at SAI's Banglore centre where women's hockey team is based.