Knowledge Building Initiatives


"Knowledge building initiatives are a key component of our focus on the development of the sports ecosystem. Since our inception, we have conceptualized and conducted workshops and conclaves, and created and disseminated material aimed at increasing the awareness of not just athletes, but also sporting professionals".


We regularly conduct and collaborate with various academies, federations and domain experts to conduct workshops for athletes, coaches, and sporting parents on topics related to sport. We are also the Official Knowledge Partner to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and have conducted workshops for the Women’s National team and the U-19 team ahead of their respective successful World Cup campaigns.


We conduct conclaves to bring together stakeholders in the sporting ecosystem.

Our inaugural Athletes’ Conclave in 2013 focused on empowering approximately 70 athletes through knowledge sharing.

In 2015, we conducted the inaugural Coaches’ Conclave to encourage cross-learning and upskilling for approximately 150 coaches from various sports, with sessions by sporting luminaries like Pullela Gopichand, Nihar Ameen, and John Gloster.

In 2017, the “Gold Standard” Athletes’ Conclave brought 70 able-bodied and differently-abled athletes together for sessions on nutrition, media management, sports science, mental health, career management, etc. by domain experts and our Advisory Board members.

Handbooks and Other Resources

In 2013, the foundation published the Athlete’s Handbook, a comprehensive resource designed as FAQs to cover a range of issues relevant to sportspersons across ages and disciplines.

In 2016, post the Rio Olympics, the foundation put together a policy brief taking stock of India’s performances at the 2016 Olympics, setting out reasons for it, discussing how to optimise existing resources and delving into issues that resulted in the below-par performance. This was intended as a tool to aid thought development among policy makers and other key stakeholders in Indian sport.

As the name suggests, this document was published in 2017 to document 10 reforms urgently needed in Indian sport, and lays out the context, reasons, and a step-by-step process for the implementation of the reforms proposed.

This special edition document was put together to celebrate the “Gold Standard” of Indian sport and track the journeys of our most decorated Olympic and Paralympic gold medallist respectively, Abhinav Bindra and Devendra Jhajharia. It also briefly profiles India’s two other Gold medallists – Murlikant Petkar (1972 Paralympics) and Mariyappan Thangavelu (2016 Paralympics).

In 2017, the foundation was commissioned to develop the BCCI’s Official Cricketer’s Handbook, titled “100 Things Every Professional Cricketer Must Know”, intended as a resource to equip cricketers at every level to better handle the challenges of modern day sport.

In 2018, the team worked with the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) to put out its first ever publication intended for international use, intended as a one-stop shop to address topics relevant to shooters across the world.