SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF TAMIL NADU

SPECIALIZED SPORTS ACADEMIES

Non-residential sports academies are prevailing all over the world. Government has set up specialized academies in several places in Tamilnadu. The students who score 10, 9 and 8 marks out of 10 in the battery of tests conducted under the World Beaters Talent Spotting Scheme are called and selected after conducting selection trials by the experts and they are inducted into these specialized academies based on their ability and talents. They are imparted scientific training by experienced coaches and international players in the concerned disciplines. The Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs.80.00 lakhs for the conduct of the coaching camps in these academies.
Following Specialized Academies are functioning:-

Sl.No.

Name of the Academy

Place

1.

Sprint and Jumps Academy

Madurai

2.

Diving Academy at Aquatic Complex

Chennai

3.

Hockey Academy for Boys and Girls

Chennai

4.

Football Academy for Boys

Nagapattinam

5.

Throws Academy

Ramanathapuram

6.

Middle Distance Academy

Tiruvannamalai

7.

Long Distance Academy

8.

Football Academy for Girls

Sivagangai

9.

Table Tennis Academy

Madurai


These academies conduct training programmes for about 1,200 sportspersons. After the emergence of the Specialized Academies, more and more talented players have brought laurels to our State in national and international level competitions.

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