“SPORT HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD, TO INSPIRE, TO UNITE PEOPLE IN A WAY THAT LITTLE ELSE CAN”- NELSON MANDELA

Sports create leaders and it completely fits in the School sports Promotion Organization. When I was approached for this program I was not sure if I want to do it. But the essence of the program providing the balance of studies with sports touched my heart. Often elite players are clueless about their future after they stop taking part in sports. But SSPF is one such program which not only ensures to find the talent at the right age but also provide the best education to those kids giving them bright future ensuring in building a strong nation. It ensures the much needed grass roots training for kids to learn the game at the right age and give their best to India.

While we always talk about why we don’t get more medals at Olympics homework starts right from the beginning of the game. SSPF provides the platform for the players to know the game better, understand their capability and at the same time educate them to be better students and citizens of India.

SSPF puts education at the heart of activities making it easy for the players to learn game more effectively. Basketball is not just a game to play it is a sport that changes life makes us smarter with every skill we learn and perform.

I get query how can I build my future? Where should I train? What will I do if even after working hard I cannot make it to the Elite level? What is the future of sports in India? SSPF is my answer to all of them. As we gear up for our first season I request all the budding players and coaches and school teachers to come forward and be part of us. We will help you achieve better and higher.

I feel satisfied and at the same time hungry to be part of SSPF. Satisfied because I found a path which ensures development and hungry because I want to touch every aspiring player heart beat with our program.

Shiba Maggon

Coach-Indian Junior Team

Secretary- SSPF National Basketball Council

NTSN facilitates youngsters’ journey from grass-roots to global leadership: Om Pathak

Chetan Sharma (left), Om Parkash, Hira Ballabh, Om Pathak and Gurbachan Singh Randhawa at the media conference
Chetan Sharma (left), Om Parkash, Hira Ballabh, Om Pathak and Gurbachan Singh Randhawa at the media conference

New Delhi, November 18: Buoyed by the response to the of National Talent – Search and Nurture [NTSN] competitions for school children between the ages of 10 and 15 in its first season, School Sports Promotion Foundation [SSPF] and Sports Authority of India [SAI] today launched the second season in five sport.
Conceived by SSPF in association with SAI, NTSN is already one of the biggest national sports movements aimed at spotting and nurturing talent from a very young age. “The NTSN movement is aimed to provide support to young athletes on their journey from grass-roots to global leadership,” said SSPF Chairman Mr Om Pathak today. Continue reading “NTSN facilitates youngsters’ journey from grass-roots to global leadership: Om Pathak”