By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun 8 Nov: Sports For All (SFA), the multi-sport platform that has introduced Olympic-style sports championships at the grassroots level, recently conducted a coaches’ conclave in Uttarakhand to encourage schools across the state to participate in the upcoming SFA Championship in December.
A total of 150 coaches from 100 schools, including Birla Open Minds International School, Social Baluni Public School, The Pestle Weed School, Shivalik Academy and Jamdagni Public School were in attendance for the coaches’ meet.
SFA, which is also the official partner of the Indian Team for the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, is a fully integrated digital plus on-ground multi-sports platform, that aims to create an intrinsic approach to introduce and engage coaches with the latest in sports coaching and how they can become a catalyst in motivating more children to take up sports in the State.
The endeavour of this meet was also to acknowledge the hard work put in by the coaches who work in the background to develop and polish the skills and talents of innumerable students, of which many may have gone on to play for India in the past.
“Coaches are the backbone of society when it comes to sports and SFA values their presence immensely. This event gave them an opportunity to have their voices heard, share knowledge and also interact with other coaches to build and expand a thriving Coaches Community in Uttarakhand. This meet was also about discussing how to encourage more children towards sports participation. SFA’s mission is also to utilise technology to make sports accessible, thereby maximising the benefit for the students. We aim to conduct more such conclaves in the future and create a national community of coaches that ideates and encourages kids to take up sports right from the beginning,” said Nishith Shah, Co-founder of Sports For All.
SFA Championships in Uttarakhand have been an integral part of sports empowerment at the grassroots level since 2015, conducting the championships in state-of-the-art sporting arenas and professional stadium set-ups for the athletes to showcase their performance
With upwards of 1,50,000 athletes competing in 40+ sports, 10 championships have so far been successfully staged in more than 3000 schools in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Uttarakhand so far.
The 2022 edition of the Championships in Uttarakhand will take place across various venues in Dehradun from 1 to 15 December. The registration for the championships is currently ongoing and will close on 19 November.