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Schemes and Competitions

TALENT IDENTIFICATION AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

WORLD BEATERS TALENT SPOTTING SCHEME:

BATTERY OF TESTS

         Government have introduced the Scheme of conduct of Battery of Tests to the students studying in  6th 7th and 8th standards of all the Schools in the State and issue of Report cards to them. The School authorities are required to send the details of results to the District Sports officers of concerned Districts and the District Sports officers will in turn send the reports to SDAT. The Government had sanctioned a sum of Rs.14.38 lakhs for the conduct of Battery of Tests.

        For the best talents identified in the Battery of Tests, Educational District level and Regional Level Competitions are conducted and the cream of talents identified in these competitions are inducted into various specialized academies according to their aptitude and based on their performance by specially arranging a coaching camp cum selection Trials during the summer Holidays.

a) Educational District level competitions.
b) Regional level competitions.
c) Scholarship to the identified players.
d) Specialized Academies.

          The students, who score 10, 9 and 8 marks out of 10 in the battery of Tests conducted in Schools every year, are selected and a separate selection Trials in conducted and they are inducted into these specialized Academies based on the aptitude and potential of the Players.
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BUDDING TALENT SCHEME.

       The Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu had launched the World Beaters Talent Spotting Scheme during the year 2003-2004 to spot hidden talents of young sports aspirants available in schools, by conducting a Battery of Tests to identify the motor qualities such as Speed, Strength, Endurance, Agility and Explosive power and to find out their potential to be a future elite sports person. 
     The identified talents through battery of Tests are further filtered by conducting competitions separately for boys and girls of each standard at Educational District level and Regional level, from which the cream of talents are identified. There will be 3240 young and budding talents emerging from schools each year. 

     The budding talents are then inducted into the Specialized Academies and are provided with scientific coaching and are prepared for competing in competitions. These talents are mostly from rural areas. These talented young children, who have potential to excel in sports, should be trained in right manner, motivated and nurtured. 
     A Special Scholarship is being awarded to the budding talents at Rs.6000/- per year per student (Rs.500/- per head per month).

SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA SCHEMES

Women Sports Competitions:

  The Government of India was release the total amount of Rs.44.40 lakhs for the conduct of Lower level competitions (District / State level) for National Women Sports Competitions under PYKKA for the year 2013 – 14. As per the proposal and funding pattern the entire expenditure for the conduct of Block level competitions in 385 blocks has to met out from the SDAT’s own source. For Block, District and State level competition onwards, only the youth below the age of 25 years as on 31st December of the competitions, will be eligible to take part.
As per the schedule, the Block level competitions in all the 385 blocks has to be conducted from 1st fortnight of October 2013 and the District level competitions during 2nd fortnight of October 2013. Every year an amount of Rs.1,000/- per block will be released to the District Units for the conduct of block level competitions. The funds required for the conduct of Block level competitions. The National level competitions will be conducted in the following 12 Sports Disciplines.

Sl. No.

Group

Discipline

01

Group – I

Basketball , Gymnastics and swimming

02

Group – II

Handball, Hockey and Lawn Tennis

03

Group – III

Athletics, Badminton and Table Tennis.

04

Group – IV

Kabaddi, Kho – Kho and Volleyball.

        Block, District and State level selection / competitions are conducted by SDAT prior to the participation in National Women Sports competition in Group I, II III and IV competitions organized by Sports Authority of India.
The Government of India have sanctioned total admissible grant of Rs.44,40,000/- (Rupees forty four lakhs and forty thousand only) for organizing the Women Sports Competitions at District and State level under PYKKA Scheme during 2013 – 14 as follows.

Competitions

Funding norms

No. of Districts

No. of Disciplines

Amount Admissible

District level

Rs.1.20 lakhs @ Rs.10,000/- per discipline for 12 sports disciplines

32

12

38,40,000.00

State level

Rs.6.00 lakhs @ Rs.50,000/- per discipline for 12 disciplines

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12

6,00,000.00

TOTAL

44,40,000.00

PYKKA COMPETITIONS – BLOCK, DISTRICT, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL PARTICIPATIONS.

The Block level competitions Under the scheme of PYKKA will be (a) open for all age groups as per existing norms and (b) for holding competitions for under 16 year age category separately; and from District level competitions onward, only the youth below the age of 16 years as on 31st December in every year of the competitions, will be eligible to take part.


Calendar of competitions.

a) Block level competitions

-       by 20th August every year

b) District level competitions

 

-        by 29th August every year closing of  district  level competitions should be on 29th   August every year in entire country.

c) State level competitions

-by the end of Oct. every year

d) National level competitions 

- during the month of December
and January  (Group wise

National level completions will be hold in 16 Sports disciplines as follows:

        Group – I – AthleticsVolleyball and Teak wondo.
	Group – II – Kabaddi and Kho - Kho
	Group – III – Football, Judo and Weight Lifting
	Group – IV – Archery, Handball and Hockey
	Group – V – Boxing, Badminton and Table Tennis
	Group – VI – Basketball and Wrestling

Prize money to be distributed as follows :

Level of competitions

Amount of Prize money (in Rs.)

1st

2nd

3rd

Total

Block level

120/-

80/-

60/-

260/-

Dist. Level

150/-

100/-

75/-

325/-

State level

400/-

200/-

125/-

725/-

UT level

160/-

110/-

90/-

360/-

Details of competition grant:

a)	Block level – Rs. 50,000/- (5 disciplines @ Rs.10,000.00 – conduct of minimum 3 disciplines)
b)	District level Rs.2.00 lakhs (10 disciplines @ Rs.20,000.00 – conduct of minimum 5 disciplines)
c)	State level – Rs.8,00,000.00 (10 disciplines @ Rs.80,000.00 – conduct of minimum 8 disciplines)
 

DETAILS OF PRIZE MONEY:

a)	Block level – Rs.45,000.00 per block.
b)	District level – Rs.90,000.00 per District.
c)	State level – Rs.2.00 lakhs (10 disciplines @ Rs.20,000.00)

The aim of the competitions is local rural youth of village panchayats residing in their respective Block / District / State will be eligible to participate under the activities and competitions of PYKKA. It is also submitted that the mass participation of rural youth for instilling a culture of Physical fitness among them, all the local residents of village panchayats without any age bar, will be eligible to participate in competitions up to block level in the open category. For District level competition onwards, only the youth below the age of 16 years as on 31st December of the competitions, will be eligible to take part.


The selection criteria for the rural youth, for participation in District level competitions in individual disciplines, will be on the basis of position secured by them at Block level competitions. While the position holders above the age of 16 years should be automatically debarred from taking part in district level competitions, rural youth below the age of 16 years should be selected on the basis of position secured, in order of merit by them at Block level competitions.


The selection criteria for the rural youth, for allowing their participation in district level competitions in individual disciplines, will be on the basis of position secured by them at the Block level competitions. While the position holders above the age of 16 years will be automatically debarred from taking part in district level competitions, rural youth below the age of 16 years will be selected on the basis of the position secured by them, in the order of merit, at Block level competitions, for allowing their participation in district level competitions onwards.

A sum of Rs.2,00,000/- and Prize money of Rs.90,000.00 in each district have been sanctioned to All Districts (except Chennai). Further, the same pattern will be conducted in every year.

COMPETITIONS

1. GRANTS TO STATE SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS: Grants to State Sports Associations are provided for the conduct of State Level and National level competitions and participation of Tamil Nadu team in National level competitions.
2. ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS: Assisting the State / National Associations in the conduct of the International Competitions. (viz. World Squash / Volleyball / Hockey / Football / Basketball / Open – Super Badminton tournament)
3. ISSUE OF FORM II CERTIFICATES: Form II certificate signed by the Member Secretary is being issued to the winners and participants in the National Women Sports Competition after verifying their original certificates.
4. CHENNAI OPEN: The prestigious Chennai Open ATP Tennis Tournament is conducted every year at the SDAT Tennis Stadium, Chennai during January. The Government contribution for the Tournament is Rs.1/- crore. At Present the Government contribution has been enhanced to Rs.2.00 crores for conducting ATP Tennis Tournament in Chennai.
5. MONTHLY COMPETITIONS: These monthly competitions are conducted every month in the Districts in various disciplines viz. Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Swimming, Teakwando and Volleyball for different age groups. Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs.25/- lakhs.
6. ALL INDIA CIVIL SERVICES TOURNAMENT: Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board allot certain sports events of the All India Civil Services Tournament to Tamil Nadu and it is the responsibility of SDAT in association with the Regional Sports Control Board to host the sports events. Participants for the State Teams in the above competitions will be selected by SDAT and sent for participation in AICS tournaments. This year 2013 – 14, the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu was conducted All India Civil Services Lawn Tennis Tournament at SDAT Tennis Stadium, Nungambakkam, Chennai from 18.01.2014 to 23.01.2014. 149 participants and Officials took part in the All India Civil Services Lawn Tennis Tournament from 22 States.
7. STATE LEVEL CIVIL SERVANTS SPORTS MEET. The Government has issued orders for the conduct State level Civil Servants Sports Meet for the year-2013-2014 in order to have a good healthy way of life and also to possess strong mental balance to accept defeat sportingly and to work hard to achieve and win in all spheres of official life. To ensure physical fitness of the Government servants besides enabling them to improve their talents and provide them high efficiency and moral amongst them, it has been proposed to organize Civil Servant Sports Meet in the following sports disciplines at District and State Level.

1.	Athletics		-100 Mts. 200 Mts., 800 Mts. 1,500 Mts.
                                 Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put and 4 x 100 Mts.
                                 Relay for Men and 100 Mts. 200 Mts., 
                                 400 Mts. 800 Mts. long Jump, High Jump,
                                 Shot Put and 4 x 100 Mts. Relay for Women.
2.	Badminton ( Shuttle)	- Both for Men and Women
3.	Basketball		- Both for Men and Women	
4.	Football 			-  Men only 					
5.	Tennis 			- Both for Men and Women 		
6.	Kabaddi			- Both for Men and Women	
7.	Table Tennis		- Both for Men and Women
8.	Volleyball			- Both for Men and Women

The salient features of the Government order under reference are as follows:

ELIGIBLE / NOT ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES:

a) All the Civilian employees of the Tamil Nadu State Government working in all State Government Departments and Secretariat Service are eligible to participate in the District and State level competitions.
b) Civilian personnel working in the offices of the Police Organizations, Head quarters of D.I.G. / I.G. of Police, are eligible to participate in District and State level competitions.
The personnel who are eligible to participate in the Police Meet are not eligible to participate in District and State Level Civil Servants Sports Meet.
d) Regular State Government employees serving in the State Government Departments and in District Offices are eligible.
e) Employees working in Semi - Government Autonomous Bodies / State Public Sector Undertakings or similar offices are not eligible to participate in District and State level competitions.
f) Uniformed personnel in Defence Services / Para Military / Police / Fire Service etc. are not eligible.
g) Casual / Daily Wage workers are not eligible.
h) Employees attached to offices on temporary duty are not eligible.
i) Newly recruited Government employees, who have put in less than 6 months in regular establishment / service are not eligible.
j) Professionals or hired artists are not eligible.
k) Persons employed as Coaches / Sports Officers / Instructors / Educational Institutions / Physical Training Institutions are not eligible.


8. PARTICIPATION IN ALL INDIA CIVIL SERVICES COMPETITION:

During the state level competitions, probables for representing the Tamilnadu team will be selected. Prior to the participation in the All India Civil Services competition, selection trials will be conducted to select the Tamil Nadu team to participate in All India Civil Services competition by a selection committee comprising of Member Secretary, Sports development Authority of Tamil Nadu, General Manager Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu one representative at appropriate level from another Department and a coach of the concerned discipline. A coaching camp will be organized for the selected State Team (Prior to the National Participation).
After the District level competitions, the number of participants to be selected to compete at the State level competitions is as follows:-


Sl. No.

Discipline

No. of participants from each district

Men

Women

Team Manager

Total

1.

Athletics

11

11

2

24

2.

Badminton (Shuttle)

5

5

2

12

3.

Basketball

12

12

2

26

4.

Football

16

0

1

17

5.

Tennis

5

5

2

12

6.

Kabaddi

12

12

2

26

7.

Table Tennis

5

5

2

12

8.

Volleyball

12

12

2

26

TOTAL

78

62

15

155


9. DISTRICT AND STATE LEVEL CARROM COMPETITION.

The Government have decided to elevate the status of Carrom with the vision of leading to Asian and Olympic games and decided to conduct Carrom competitions among the school children of Government Schools, Government aided Schools, Panchayat / Town Panchayat / Municipal schools and to award prizes to the winners. The Government has released a sum of Rs.6,45,000.00 (Rupees six lakhs and forty five thousand only) as cash award to the winners as recurring expenditure from the year 2008 – 2009. The competition will be conducted in two categories i.e. Sub Juniors and Juniors (Up to 5th Standard and 6th Standard to 12 Standard).

10.STATE LEVEL CHIEF MINISTER’S TROPHY.

 

As per the Government orders, the State Games for Chief Ministers Trophy will be conducted in three levels viz., District Level, Regional Level and State Level. Competitions will be conducted for Men and Women, below 25 years of age, in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball. The District and Regional Level Competitions have been completed in all the Districts and Regions.
The Best teams in each team game have been selected and have participated in the Regional Level Competitions conducted in 4 Regions. In each region 8 District Teams have participated. The Regional level competitions have been conducted on Knock-out-cum-League basis.
The State Games for Chief Minister’s Trophy will be conducted on League-cum-knock-out basis. The prize money amount of Rs 1000/-, Rs 750/- and Rs 500/- respectively for the first, second and third place winners in the District Level competitions have already been distributed. The prize money amount of Rs.5000/-, Rs 3000/- and Rs 2000/- respectively for the first, second and third place winners in the Regional Level competitions have already been distributed.
For the year 2013 -2014, the enhanced prize money of Rs 1,00,000/-, Rs.75,000/- and Rs 50,000/- respectively for the first, second and third place winners in the State Games for C.M’s Trophy will have to be distributed after the competitions.

11.ORIENTATION COURSE TO PETS/PDS

The rules of Sports and Games and style of playing each game is changing every day. In order to equip the Physical Education Teachers and Physical Directors of the Schools with the latest rules and regulations, it is essential to update their knowledge in the latest techniques of sports and Games. Hence Orientation courses are arranged to PETs/PDs all over the State by conducting Seminars on various disciplines. A sum of Rs.14.50 lakhs has sanctioned by Govt. every year for this Scheme.

12. ANNA CYCLE RACE:

Every year on the birth day of late Hon’ble Chief Minister Thiru C.N. Annadurai a cycle race is being conducted at all District Head quarters. Prizes and certificates are distributed to the winners and participants. A sum of Rs.0.96 lakh has sanctioned by Government every year for this Scheme.

13. SPORTS FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN – PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED.

In order to give confidence to the Differently Abled Persons, by participating them in sports and games and to develop competitive spirit among them, the Government has ordered to conduct the competitions at District Level and State Level both men and women for the year 2011 – 2012. The Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu is conducting State level competition in the following sports disciplines without any age restriction for the participants. The Government had sanctioned a sum of Rs.15.01 lakhs for the conduct of the above competitions.

        1. For Physically Challenged: (Men and Women)
               a)50 Mts. Running.
               b)100 Mts. Running.
               c)Long Jump
               d)Mini Basketball throw.
               e)Wheel Chair Race – 100 Mts.
        2.For Visually Impaired: (Men and Women)
              a)50 Mts. Running.
              b)100 Mts. Running.
              c)Standing Broad Jump.
              d)Shot Put.
              e)Tennis Ball Throw.
        3.MENTALLY CHALLENGED: (MEN AND WOMEN)
              a)50 Mts. Running.
              b)100 Mts. Running.
              c)Cricket Ball throw.
              d)Standing Broad Jump.
              e)Shot Put.
        4.HEARING IMPAIRED (MEN AND WOMEN)
              a)100 Mts. Running.
              b)200 Mts. Running.
              c)Long Jump.
              d)Shot Put.
              e)Javelin Throw.

The Prize Money of Rs.5,000/- to first place, Rs.3,000/- to second Place and Rs.2,000/- to the third Place winners is being given.

14. SPORTS FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN – PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED.

        In order to give confidence to the Differently Abled Persons, by participating them in sports and games and to develop competitive spirit among them, the Government has ordered to conduct the competitions at District Level and State Level both men and women for the year 2013 – 2014. The Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu is conducting State level competition in the following sports disciplines without any age restriction for the participants. The Government had sanctioned a sum of Rs.30.00 lakhs for the conduct of the above competitions.

  • PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED (ORTHOPEDICALLY HANDICAPPED) BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.
    1. Shuttle Badminton (Singles and Doubles)  - each team 5 players.
    2. Table Tennis – each team 2 players.
  • VISUALLY IMPAIRED (TOTAL BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED) BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.
    1. Adopted Volleyball – each team 7 players.
  • INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED (MENTALLY RETARDED) BOTH MEN AND WOMEN.
    1. Throw ball – each team 7 players.
  • Hearing impaired (Deaf) Both Men and Women.
        Kabaddi – each team 7 players.


15. CHAMPION DEVELOPMENT SCHEME:

National Gold Medal winners are inducted into this Scheme. The Players are given the Induction Certificate by the Hon’ble Chief Minister at a specially arranged audience. They are also given Free Access Passes to the Modern Stadia where they want to practice. Further, they are given Financial Assistance for purchase of food supplements, Shoes, Spikes, Kit and Equipments and Travel Expenses for International competitions. They are also sent for Psychological Tests at Bangalore and given Nutrition advice by special Nutrition. Psychological workshops, Sports medicine workshops etc. are also conducted to improve their talents. The expenses are incurred from the accrued Interest of Corpus Fund of SDAT.

16.ADVANCE TRAINING AND COMPETITIONS ABROAD

In order to provide international exposure to the outstanding Sports persons, who have the potential to win medals in international competitions, advanced training in the Institutes of excellence abroad are given. This will facilitate participation in Competitions abroad


17. SPORTS PERSON WELFARE FUND:

Sports Persons who are injured or die during competitions, are given financial assistance for their rehabilitation/treatment from the Sports Persons Welfare Fund.

18. UPGRADING THE KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS OF COACHES & PETS AND SPORTS ADMINISTRATORS:

Tamilnadu is devoid of Coaches and officials who are qualified at the International level. In order to provide opportunities to the talented coaches and PETs to attend short term courses/clinics abroad to enable them to acquire international exposure and a high level of understanding of the pace and game in the international arena a sum of Rs.30.00 lakhs has been sanctioned.

19.SPECIALIZED ACADEMIES:

Non residential Sports Academies are now popular all over the world where frequent monitoring is undertaken on talented individuals to develop them further. Government has sanctioned the scheme of 17 specialized Academies at different places in Tamilnadu. The students who score 10, 9 and 8 marks out of 10 in the battery of Tests conducted in Schools every year, are selected and a separate selection Trials in conducted and they are inducted into these specialized Academies based on the aptitude and potential of the Players. They are being imparted scientific training by experienced and result oriented coaches. Besides specialized coaching, they are also given guidance to carry on regular work outs in their places of practice, advice on psychological tests, conduct workshops, nutritive advice etc. Coaching Camps are conducted once in three months during the vacations without affecting the regular academic activities of the students. They are also provided with sports kits, Diary to note down their regular programmes, Kit bags etc. The Government had sanctioned a sum of Rs.80.00 lakhs for the conduct of the specialized academies coaching camp.

20. TALENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRES:

Talent Development Centre is a scheme of developing Sports talents in co-operation with the private Institutions, beyond its institutional boundaries and within the community and locality wherein the institution is situated. The institution should enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SDAT and name a liaison Officer to communicate with the SDAT.

21.ACROBATICS AND WATER SPORTS.

The Government of Tamil Nadu has announced the promotion of games amongst communities traditionally engaged in Acrobatics and Water Sports. It was observed that these communities viz. Kazhakoothadigal and Meenavargal have been traditionally engaged in sports activities and if these children are provided with proper coaching, food supplement, exposure etc., they can be groomed into medal winners.
The water sports centre is function in SDAT Nagapattinam and the Acrobatics centre is functioning at Karattupalayam in Erode District.

22.SDAT HOCKEY LEAGUE TOURNAMENT.

The Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu is conducting Champions Cup Hockey Tournaments. It was also decided to conduct the competitions as per the following time schedule:-

        1.	District Level	-	August – September 
	2.	Regional Level	-	October 
	3.	State Level	-	November 

The Regional level competitions will be conducted in 6 regions as follows in the Districts. The Government had sanctioned a sum of Rs.8.00 lakhs for the conduct of the above competitions.

  1. Chennai:- Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Villupuram, Cuddalore.
  2. Vellore:  Vellore, T.V.Malai, Nagapattinam, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri
  3. Coimbatore: Coimbatore, Ooty, Erode, Salem, Thirupur, Namakkal
  4. Trichy: Trichy, Thanjavur, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Thiruvarur, Pudukottai
  5. Madurai: Madurai, Ramnad, Dindigul, Theni, Kaur
  6. Tirunelveli: Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanyakumar, Sivaganga, Virudhunagar.

BEACH GAMES:-

The Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu has approved the develop Beach Games such as Beach Football, Beach Kabaddi and Beach Volleyball in the coastal areas of Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Chennai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai and Kancheepuram Districts at an expenditure of Rs.25.00 lakhs (Rupees twenty five lakhs only) Rs.2.00 lakhs for each of the above district has been admitted for procuring essential posts and to set up play field facilities with basic amenities for the above sports disciplines. District Teams should be formed using these facilities. A sum of Rs.5.00 lakhs has been sanctioned for the conduct of State level competitions. And also by giving prize money to the winning teams, in order to further motivate and encourage competitive spirit among sports persons in Coastal areas in Tamil Nadu.

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