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Army Boys Sports Company Scheme | Collaborative venture of SAI with Indian Army

This is a collaborative venture of SAI with the Indian Army, to make use of the good infrastructure and disciplined environment of the Army

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Last updated: 12.12.2017
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This is a collaborative venture of SAI with the Indian Army, The main objective of the Scheme is to make use of the good infrastructure and disciplined environment of the Army for training boys in the age group of 8-16 years of age, to achieve excellence in sports. After attaining the required age of seventeen and a half years, the trainees are also offered placement in the Army.


SELECTION CRITERIA


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The selection of trainees under the above scheme is done on potential and performance basis.

  1. Trainees who are medal winners in State/National Level Competitions are automatically admitted into the Scheme, subject to age verification and being found medically fit.

  2. Trainees who are medal winners at District Level Competition or have participated in State Level Competitions are admitted, subject to age verification and being medically and physically fit. The potential of the trainee is assessed by a battery of tests.

  3. For the selection of raw talent from remote, tribal & coastal areas, competitions are organized for both teams as well as individual games. Selection is done by a Committee consisting of representatives of SAI, Army & SMC coaches. Selection is done on the basis of:

  1. Application of specific games/Skill tests.

  2. Verification of age between 8 to 16 years.

  3. Application of Battery of tests on sportspersons qualifying in the specific games/skill tests & age-verification to assess their potential.

  4. Medical examination of sportspersons qualifying the above tests.


Disciplines Covered:

Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Kayaking & Canoeing, Shooting, Swimming, Rowing, Volleyball, Wrestling & Weightlifting (18 Disciplines).



Facilities Provided:

Under the Scheme, the trainees are provided boarding & lodging, Educational Expenses, Sports kit, Insurance, Medical cover, Competition exposure, besides scientific coaching from experienced SAI coaches.


Financial Norms

     


At present, there are 23 BSC Centres in India wherein trainees are being trained, in the above-mentioned disciplines. Presently, there are a total of 1230 Boys trainees under the ABSC scheme.


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