‘A Sound Mind in a Sound Body’ being its basic premise, the Sports Academy was started in the year 2011 with a view to providing holistic sports education to young children. It was inaugurated by nine times World Billiards Champion Geet Sethi. A random survey done in the school showed that students who regularly played sports fared better in academics than others. In wake of the rising incidence of lifestyle diseases among children and youth, we hope that parents realize this as a clarion call and take advantage of the facilities available for their children at the C. N. Sports Academy.
The idea is to expose students to a variety of sports/games including Indian games from young age so that it helps children discover their natural ability and talent, inculcates sportsmanship and discipline, develop physical and mental abilities which go with sports.
We firmly believe that through sports and games children learn to accept failure and victory as two sides of the same coin. Leadership, spontaneous decision-making and facing adverse circumstances are some of the virtues which students imbibe while playing. Sports instills team-sprit, respect for rules, community-living, discipline among other traits. ‘All winners are not to be. Hard workers will be winners’ – is the first lesson they are taught at the Academy.
Students enroll initially for a month in the sports of their choice. They are free to select and change the sport they want to play. As they progress, the coaches instill in them game skills and group and individual performance tips. The physiotherapist gives inputs on physical training and fitness. Trainees make use of the gymnasium for strength training and body conditioning. As the child gets ready to play competitive sports, s/he is included in school and Academy teams. Today, students of the academy not only play at the city or district levels but also participate in national level competitions.
Trekking and Adventure camps at regular intervals expose students to living amidst nature, moving away from the comforts of home and making new friends. In this way, it is not only discipline that governs the learning methodology, but the exposure to a variety of life experiences with the objective to bring out the best in every child.
Monday to Friday
Cricket 6:30 to 8:30 am
Other than Cricket 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Satuarday – 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Sunday 6:30 to 8:30 am
Other than cricket, programmes are also offered in Badminton, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Karate, Table-tennis and Volleyball.
Admission is open to students in the age-group of 5 years to 18 years. Registration forms are available at the Sports Academy Office.