Program Details

Sports programs are available in Hockey, Tennis, Badminton, Football and Cricket. We have two Sports programs, both of which are sure to meet your needs for a unique experience: A) Introduce sports and physical education to the children of India.
Location:
Mumbai, India
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our range of sports opportunities is extensive in which you will share your knowledge with coaches, players, children and sports enthusiasts. You will have the opportunity to increase your sporting abilities and will get first hand experience of the techniques utilized by coaches in India. Although sports in India are tremendously popular, they are often a low priority in schools and are not adequately supported by the government. Consequently, many Indian children lack regular exercise to stimulate skills, maintain personal health, and foster a sense of teamwork.

Sports programs are available in Hockey, Tennis, Badminton, Football and Cricket. We have two Sports programs, both of which are sure to meet your needs for a unique experience: A) Introduce sports and physical education to the children of India. With this innovative program participants will engage in local primary schools to help implement physical education programs and get students involved in new sports activities. You will use games and activities to help children develop skills, maintain personal health, and foster a sense of teamwork. You will work with local children and organize sports activities for designated recess times and after-school programs. In doing so, you ensure that Indian children have the opportunity "to engage in play and recreational activities” B) Skill Building, Technical and Fitness Training Module. In this program you will organize amateur and professional athletes and teach them the fundamental skills of individual and team sports. You will train athletes for competition by holding practice sessions to perform drills that improve the athletes' form, technique, skills, and stamina. Along with refining athletes' individual skills, you will be responsible for instilling good sportsmanship, a competitive spirit, and teamwork and for managing their teams during practice sessions. You will evaluate the skills of both amateur and professional athletes to determine talent and potential and guide them accordingly. Through hands-on approach with the Sports Program, you will gain a deeper understanding of India's challenges in the field of sports and recognize the physical, mental and psychological parameters of athletes’ in a developing country. Participants should be flexible and expect irregular timings.

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