Training programmes are the backbone of the Sports Department. Therefore, department organizes training camps for popular sports to encourage the regular and maximum use of sports infrastructure built in all districts such as multi-purpose sports complexes, swimming pools, synthetic basketball and hockey astro-turf, courts etc. For this purpose, an annual training programme has been prepared. In districts where departmental coaches for a particular game are not appointed, there the camps are conducted by ad hoc coaches.
The honorarium is paid to such coaches as per their qualification. Indeed, for this purpose in the financial year 2014-15, a budgetary provision of Rs.600 lakh was made.
In the year 2014-15, 129 training camps were conducted by departmental officials for different games in stadiums in different districts. Additionally, 252 ad hoc coaches were also appointed for conducting training camps for sports whose coaches are not available in the department.
Details of six years are as follows:
|S.No||Year||No of training programmes||No of beneficiary/ trained players|
||Departmental - 123 Part-time - 232
||Departmental - 123 Part-time - 175
||Departmental - 135 Part-time - 195
||Departmental - 142 Part-time - 284
||Departmental - 142 Part-time - 327
||Departmental - 129 Part-time - 30
||Departmental - 129 Part-time - 252
Central training camps
Central coaching camps are a part of the admission scheme to the hostels. A 15-day central coaching camp is conducted for boys and girls selected as per state-level selection/trials for admission to residential sports hostels. The players are given intensive training in these camps. On the last two days of the central coaching camp, the final selection/trial is organized. A merit list is prepared according to the marks obtained in this selection/trial. Admission is given to vacant seats in residential sports hostels as per the merit list.
Special training camp and management of kits
The state teams selected by state sports associations/federation are sent to take part in national tournaments. The Sports Department conducts 10 to 15 day special coaching camps for state teams prior to their departure for national championships to ensure better coordination among players and to ensure that their performance is also improved. Sports Department bears all the expenditure on the food and accommodation of the players incurred during the training period.
The department also provides kits and the train fare on the principle of single fare-double journey along with the reservation charges to and from the venue of the national championships.