NATIONAL ATHLETICS ACADEMY (For Middle & Long Distance Runners)


The National Sports Academies forms are the latest offering in Sports Promotional Schemes of SAI. Various Sports Academies are being set up by SAI, in collaboration with the National Sports Federations to attract sports talent in respective discipline in the age group of 12-25 years. The Academy Scheme envisages mordern training centres having good sports facilities,equipment,requisite,sports science infrastucture as well as qualified personnel to meet the daily requirement the trainees. The Sports will have both residential and non-residential trainees. Each Academy will function under tripartite agreement under PPP mode, where in the roles of SAI, the concerned federation and the sponsor shall be defined. One of the major roles of the federations would to be provide greatest inputs through foreign expertise and MOUs with international bodies of the discipilines. The national federations will also make efforts to generate revenue through sponsorship or partnerships.

SAI will work through the five key sports area :

1- Performance Excellence
2- Athletes, Coaching and Leadership
3- Performance Science and Innovation
4- Sports workforce development programme
5- Long term Athletes development

The Programme of academy will provide a holistic approach to training of athletes which will include :

i) Sports nutrition to increase optimal physicial performance (hydration, the fuel sources carbohydrates,proteins,fats, pre and post training and competition nutrition).
ii) Sports Scientific Physical Training (speed,agility,quickness,power,endurance,core stability,hypertrophy and strength).
iii) Mental Preparation programmes (motivation, imagery,goal,setting,self-confidance,concentration,competition prepartion performance anxiety(choking) strategies,stress management and relaxation training).

Startegy and Implementation


The preliminary trails were conducted at every Regional Center/Academic institutions under SAI to select 15-20 Athletes in Boys & Girls (age group of 16-24) Category in middle & long distance events (3000M, 5000M, 10000M) in co-ordination with respective State Athlete Association by publicizing widely through advertisements in local/Regional press. SAI CRC Bhopal conducted the preliminary trials successfully and 275 Boys & Girls Participated in all the three event.


The Selected Athletes from all the Regional Center / Academic institutions partcipated in New Delhi Airtel Half Marathon held on 23rd November 2014 under the technical support from Procam International. The Participating Athletes were provided boarding & lodging etc. at New Delhi. On the Basis of Performance in Airtel Half Marathon 26 Athletes were short listed for the one month camp at SAI Bhopal. 14 Athletes were short listed on the basis of performance from Jr. National Athletics Championship at Vijaywada (26-30 November,2014)


40 Athletes were selected for attending one month special training camp at SAI Bhopal from 8th Dec. 2014 onward under the expertise of Mr. Hugo Van den Broek from Netherlands anic SAI Coches. Post the One Month camp, finally 10 to 12 Athletes will be selected for National Athletics Academy at SAI CRC Bhopal across the three events for intensive grooming & training.

Short-Listed Athletes For 1 Month Training
List of Elite Athletic Athletes