The FIH Strategic Plan sets out the ambitions of the FIH for the further development and expansion of hockey as global sport. It outlines the values of the sport, a promise on the part of the leadership, the challenges facing the sport and key actions to overcome these challenges in order to achieve the promise. It calls for commitment and focus from the whole FIH hockey community of which the Continental Federations and the National Associations are a special part.
The Strategic Plan is based on a six-year cycle and addresses the most pressing needs for the sport of hockey through the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio. The current FIH Strategic plan is for the period from 2010-2016 and has the following five focal points.
The FIH has the aim to increase its revenues in the six year period through TV rights, licensing fees and increasing the number of viable commercial territories for the sport of hockey. The increase in revenue is the first step that the FIH will take in its bid to raise the overall profile of hockey.
The goal is to improve the overall communication structure surrounding hockey through a more efficient website and by targeting the right groups with the correct communication outlets. The improved structure will help raise the profile of hockey.
The aim is to improve the current calendar of events to make it a more regular, cyclical cycle, while adding a new complimentary game to the mix in addition to the proposed World League.
Improving the overall level of worldwide hockey is done through both development and recruitment of new athletes and coaches, and by getting nations to participate in regular international tournaments. The goal is to give more countries the chance to earn World Ranking points.
A presentation of the FIH Strategic Plan