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GSBS 2016 trains its sights firmly on building the foundation for stronger sport training fraternity

Inaugural edition of the Global Sports Business Show will see The Bhaichung Bhutia Football School, NBA India and others take centre stage.

News 19 Dec 2016, 19:22 IST
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The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016, will be held from the 21st to 23rd of December 

Sports in India is witnessing a radical change with forward-looking reforms being implemented to usher in a culture of sports within the country. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in conjunction with the HRD Ministry are playing their part to ensure that India meets its ambitious vision of creating some of the world’s finest sportspersons.

These bodies are aggressively promoting the inculcation of sports at a grass root level. Indeed, schools and colleges remain key to the nurturing and grooming of tomorrow’s sports talent pool across the nation.  

Importance of coaches

The coaches of today play a critical role in moulding the nascent talent of budding sportspeople. More than just the stereotypical role portrayed by some or enabling the racking up of points on a scoreboard, though, the right coach can help unlock the talent of a budding sportsperson in much the same way as access to the right infrastructure can.

The finest of sportspeople down the ages have scaled the summit of their respective sports backed by the guiding hand of some of the game’s finest coaches. Sportspeople and their coaches share a symbiotic relationship, with prime examples of this seen across the sporting spectrum.

Sachin Tendulkar and Ramakant Achrekar; Pete Sampras and Robert Lansdorp; Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson; P.V. Sindhu with Pullela Gopichand; the list of sporting synergies is a long and illustrious one. Indeed, the best of coaches see the unpolished diamond glinting within an aspiring sportsperson, and it is only after a coach helps a sportsperson tap into their latent potential that they stand glittering on the world stage.

Explaining the Train-the-Trainer programme

With the intention of building a bright future for the Indian sports and fitness fraternity, The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016, scheduled to be held from the 21st to 23rd of December at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, has designed a “Train-the-Trainer” programme.

The Train–the-Trainer program is targeted to all fitness trainers; school & college physical education teachers; school/college students, sports aspirants, sports Instructors; coaches/ trainers of gymkhanas, federations & associations, gyms, yoga and zumba classes. This initiative will give a fillip to the sports community working passionately towards the collective dream of realising India’s sporting dreams. 

The Train-the-Trainer model enables experienced personnel to guide aspiring coaches and instructors on the optimal ways in which to deliver courses, workshops and seminars. Through training sessions led by the course designer or subject-matter expert, these sessions can be an invaluable tool in building a pool of competent coaches who can then pass on their learnings to a collection of learners.

These sessions typically prepare instructors to present information effectively, respond to participant questions and lead activities that reinforce learning and teach instructors on techniques to lead discussions, listen effectively, make accurate observations and help their wards to realise their full potential.

The Train-the-Trainer workshop will be conducted over 3 days in a dedicated zone, with intensive sessions designed to turn participants into top-notch facilitators.

The Bhaichung Bhutia Football School and NBA India will be conducting a workshop on 21st December, the Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation is scheduled to conduct a workshop on 22nd December with Kaizzad Capadia slated to conduct a mentorship session on 23rd December.

These workshops intend to guide the participants through exercises, skill development methodologies and deploying modern fitness and training equipment that will help perfect their own coaching techniques.

The Train the Trainer sessions will include intensive workshops for coaches and aspiring sportspeople, which will be conducted by the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation, NBA certified coaches and Question and Answer sessions on Health and Fitness by Kaizzad Capadia.

These focused workshops will offer attendees crucial inputs on the latest trends and global best practices from renowned sporting bodies, and help instil a culture of sports excellence amongst the sportspeople of tomorrow. 

The workshops would cover best practices from leading sports academies, help bring in In-depth understanding about coaching methodologies and drive fitness programs via offering guidance on diet and nutrition.

It will also offer insights on mental and physical development of athletes, help efficiently identify potential, motivate and nurture talent, spread awareness about the latest fitness & gym equipment and training regimens and help understand the tactical and social aspects of good gameplay. 

Aim to empower the trainers

Commenting on the event, Deepak Lamba (President, Times Strategic Solutions Limited) said, "Across India, there has been growing recognition that we can create a richer sports talent pool by making changes at the grass roots level. The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016 is an effort in this direction, offering a rich source of ideas and expertise for trainers to draw from as they seek to create the sporting generation of tomorrow.

“We plan to create this property as the single biggest symposium for the sporting fraternity in India and equip trainers with the tools they need to create sportspeople that India can be proud of,” he added. 

About The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016

The Times of India Global Sports Business Show (GSBS) 2016 is a platform that will bring together top corporates, leading stakeholders, policy makers, international sports brands, leagues, sports management companies and everybody who is a part of the sports business value chain under one roof to help India realize the dream of becoming a truly international sporting nation with world class infrastructure.

This initiative will accentuate the government’s vision to create a sustainable sporting ecosystem in India through infrastructure development, attracting investments in the sports sector and also position India as a sports destination in overseas markets. 

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