Training is of prime importance for a sportsperson, and good coaching can enable a player to perform exceptionally well. To fulfill the need of advanced sports training for players, numerous sports training institutes were established by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS). Sports training includes both physical coaching and academics, for both sportspersons and coaches. Physical coaching includes exercises and technical practice, for a particular sports discipline. Sports academics includes theoretical understanding of the game, management skills, and techniques to handle difficult situations in the particular sports discipline.
In India, sports training institutes have been set up at the national and state level, so that aspiring players or coaches, can have access to the latest sports training, and can practice using advanced sports equipment. These sports training institutes, usually have graduation, post graduation and PhD level courses, for those who wish to make a career out of sports. These sports training centres also organize sports camps to provide physical training to players.
Scholarships Offered By Sports Institutes in India
Scholarships are cash awards that are presented to a person on the basis of his or her performance in the previous year. Sports scholarships are awarded to chosen sports persons, for their outstanding sports performance, in the preceding year.
The Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) provides a range of scholarships to sports persons, who win awards at the state level, national level, college level and university level. There are also certain scholarships specially reserved for women sportspersons. The aim of these scholarships is to encourage all sports students to work harder, by presenting outstanding students with cash rewards.
The Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) also awards scholarships to its students, for displaying outstanding performances in related sports disciplines, as well as in academics. Scholarships in academics are provided to students who obtain 70 percent and above in the annual university examination. Scholarships in sports are awarded to those students and teams, who perform excellently at inter-university level or national-level competitions. Such cash awards help to enhance the morale of sports students and players.