After the success of the sports colleges in Lucknow and Gorakhpur, the State Government established a sports college in Saifai (Etawah) in the year 2014-15. It is a residential institution and all its expenditure is borne by the State Government. It provides training to boys in cricket, football, hockey, wrestling, athletics, badminton, swimming and Kabaddi. In addition, it also provides education as per the syllabus of UP Board for Secondary Education from class VI to XII. The number of student trainees in this college is fixed at 560. At present the number of trainees is 74.
For admission to all the three sports colleges, primary selection is done at the district level, following which state level trials are conducted and those clear this are granted admission.