To provide best sports facilities and technical training to the athletes at the local level, Pune Municipal Corporation‘s education department has established Khashaba Jadhav non-resident Sports Academy at Sinhagad Road in the city.
Similarly, Bharatratna Sachin Tendulkar Sports Academy in Hadapsar area and Sports Academy School at Yerawada has been established. Sports Academy at Sinhagad Road provides training of Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Mallakhamb, Yoga, Kusti.
Students from Yerawada Sports academy receive training of Basketball, Volleyball, Yoga, Kusti while Hadapsar Sports Academy provide training for Handball, Throwball, Yoga, Mallakhamb, Kusti, Athletics etc.
Pune Municipal Corporation aims to introduce at least one non-resident Sports Academy in each zone of regional commissioner. As many as 25 budding players from municipal and private schools shall be eligible to take admission at the academy.
For that, School Principal should recommend the list of students to Sports Department. These students should be staying in Pune with their parents for at least five years.
Pune Municipal Corporation school students studying in class III will be eligible to take admission in the sports academy. They must be studying in the same school from class I.
At the end of the academic year of class III, physical fitness test will be conducted at the divisional level.
Later, the ultimate list of qualified students will be prepared after the physical fitness test of those students who passed the divisional level test.
A list of 50 qualified (25 Boys and 25 Girls) students for class IV division will be prepared initially. Similarly, waiting list of 50 more students will be ready. All students have to undergo a medical examination conducted by Health Officer.
Students passing this test will be eligible for admission. If any selected student cancels the admission, other student will be selected on the basis of merit list.
The number of divisions will increase naturally. Physical facilities, educational facilities, sports facilities will be made available accordingly.
Sports Academies in Pune and their capacity:
Sport Skills Proficiency Test
The purpose of this Test is to study the physical composition of these students and identify the sports skills they possess. This test will also help students to identify and overcome the shortcomings to pursue the sports of their choice. Sports department of Pune Municipal Corporation aims to conduct the proficiency test of students in sports academies.
Sports Skills are identified on following parameters:
Muscle Power Testing
Muscle Strength Testing
Muscle Endurance Testing
It is important some efforts to encourage more students and citizens to participate in sports and fitness. Sports Policy of Pune Municipal Corporation has given various recommendations to raise the level of performance of city athletes on national and international level.
Accordingly, there is a desire to encourage and develop athletes and sports through sports nursery in Pune city area. Sports Nursery can help to develop interest for sports in students and educate about sports through entertainment.
Pune Municipal Corporation will help recognized sports institutions to set up sports nursery. Student whose age is from 3 years to 12 years can participate in sports nursery.
Syllabus of sports nursery would include General, Fitness, Entertainment sports, Gymnastics, Athletics. PMC also plans to start nurseries teaching various sports.