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Scheme of Centres of Excellence for further advanced scientific training

Sportspersons, who had performed well at Sr. National Competitions, for further advanced scientific training at the for 330 days in a year

Last updated: 13.12.2017
Schemes of Centres of Excellence | Sports Social Blog

As a natural corollary to the Schemes for Sub-Junior and Junior, the Scheme of Centres of Excellence was started in 1997. The scheme envisaged induction of sportspersons, who had performed well at Sr. National Competitions, for further advanced scientific training at the

Regional Centres of SAI for 330 days in a year.

These Centres of Excellence operate as regular coaching camps for the best available talent in India and provide concurrent layers of skilled sportspersons, giving a wider choice of talent and continuity for selection to National Teams and provide alternative second and third options for the National Teams.

Selection Criteria:

Sportspersons who achieve best four positions in all age group in National Championships in individual events and are winners or Runners-up in Team events are selected. The trainees are admitted in the age group of 12 to 25 years. Those trainees who continue to perform to the desired level at National and International level continue to be covered under the Scheme with age relaxations in deserving cases. Employed trainees are also admitted under the Scheme and are provided the same facilities as those provided to other trainees.

Facilities provided:

COE trainees are provided with the state of art facilities, equipment and scientific back up along with specialized training. The trainees are provided upgraded boarding and lodging facilities, sports kit, sports equipment, competition exposure, insurance, medical expenses etc. as per norms.

Financial Norms:

Disciplines Covered:

Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kayaking & Canoeing, Rowing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling & Wushu (18 Disciplines).

At present, there are 15 Centres in the country having a total strength of 448 trainees (238 Boys & 210 Girls).

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