The Athlete Launchpad Program
A long-term program to identify and support the right sporting talents in their quest to excel and ultimately represent India. This program supports grassroot-level athletes with an aim to qualify and represent India.
Athlete selected for this program gets to train by a team of experts to achieve their goal. The program covers all the basic needs of an athlete.
We ease the burden for athletes by covering their coaching fees, tournament travel costs, nutritional supplements, medical and rehab costs, in addition to equipment support.
Support in the area of optimal nutrition
of the athlete through consultation with an expert nutritionist and regular assessment on the nutrition requirements.
Providing intervention in the area of mental health of the athlete to help deliver better performance. Psychological support for strong mindfulness and well-being.
Counselling session for parents/guardians. It's important for parents to stay calm and be supportive while helping their kids navigate the perks and pitfalls in sports.
Our panel of mentors will guide the program athletes through their career journey, by sharing their own personal experiences and being a valuable sounding board for them.
Sports in focus
Paul Walsh, MBE
The athlete needs to have represented the district and the state in their respective sport and should belong in the age group of 11-20 years. Additionally, they have to successfully get through the SSF selection procedure to enter the program.
Stages of selection process
Divya is a National level swimmer. She is a national record holder in 50m butterfly category. She currently trains in Bangalore under Dronacharya award winning coach Nihar Ameen. She aims to qualify and participate in Asian Games 2020 and bring a medal home.
Sandhya Rai is an Indian rugby player. She has represented India at both senior and junior level having captained the U-18 girl's team. Sandhya is the only Indian among the 16 'unstoppable' women players shortlisted from Asia, part of Asia Rugby's Rugby Unstoppable campaign. She is also pursuing her sports management degree in parallel.
Thank you for applying
The application for The Athlete Launchpad is now closed! We received an overwhelming response from athletes across India. We will now screen the profiles and shortlist the final athletes who will be supported through this program. Stay tuned for further updates!
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