Our Programmes

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The 5 Stage Selection Process and Due Diligence

  1. Outreach for inviting applications.

    The foundation solitcits applications from coaches, expert, network, athletes' parents, private academies, current athletes, media, sports governing bodies etc.

  2. First round of shortlisting based on eligibility criteria.

    The GoSports Foundation team conducts a first round of shortlisting of the applications received based on internal criteria.

  3. Second round of shortlisting based on performance analysis.

    Post the shortlisting based on eligibility criteria, the GoSports Foundation team shortlists the applications further through a comparative study of the applicants' performances against their national and internal conterparts.

  4. Third round of shortlisting based on expert feedback.

    The team approaches natioal level coaches and experts in each respective displine of the applicant, for qualitative and quantitative feedback on each one to make the shortlist.

  5. Final round of shortlisting - The Interview Round

    A diverse interview panel comprising of experts acorss various domains with experience in various kinds of interview process is set up to interview the shortlisted applicants.

Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme

Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme

The Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme seeks to identify elite athletes across Olympic sports who have the potential to be catalysts of change for Indian sport. Through the programme, Rahul and his team of experts personally mentor and advise the selected athletes at key phases in their sporting journeys, and offer specific and meaningful support to their careers, attempting to create environments conducive to their success.

Athletes 2018-19

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Para Champions Programme

The Para Champions programme was instituted to bring structure, planning and vision to the Indian Paralympic movement. The programme currently supports India’s emerging and elite differently-abled athletes on their Paralympic journeys. The long-term vision of the programme is to raise awareness of prevalent disability conditions in our society, and change general perceptions towards differently-abled individuals.

In its first year, the programme supported 18 athletes, from among whom 11 qualified for the Rio Paralympics and 3 returned with medals.

Athletes 2018-19

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Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Programme

Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Programme

The programme was launched in 2017 with the aim of grooming the next generation of elite Indian athletes by providing them with financial aid and sports science assistance from a formative stage of their careers. The aim of the programme is to create pathways to excellence for emerging talent, and to support long-term athlete development in a scientific manner. With the hands-on involvement of India’s only Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, the programme aims to throw up sporting champions and create ambassadors of Indian sport over the long term.

Athletes 2018-19

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Stars of Tomorrow Programme

Stars of Tomorrow Programme

The programme which was launched in 2018 focuses on identifying bright, young, able-bodied talent from a targeted age group, in 5 sports (Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Sailing, and Golf) from across India. The larger goal is to create role models across a diverse range of sporting discipline to make the Indian sporting ecosystem truly inclusive. Systematic support will be provided to help these athletes transition to an elite level of competition.

Athletes 2018-19

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