• Play a Game. Play for FunOpen or Close

    Play a Game. Play for Fun' is aimed at moulding a spirited generation. The programme will bring more excitement and fun to school children. Meant for school children from 1st to 7th standard, the games and activities in this programme will enhance the growth of children in many ways. By initiating school children to sports and games, physical activity will become part of their daily lives. It will equip them for competitive sports, nurture a positive approach and to develop self-discipline.
    Exercises in the basic level of this programme include: Stretching, Strengthening, Cardiovascular Exercises, Deep Rest and Recovery, Deep Breathing and Recovery and Meditation.
    The core objectives of the programme are to Ensure proper growth of children; Enhance coordination and agility and Prepare students to take up challenges and enjoy success.
    Currently the programme is underway at the following 14 schools in the district of Thiruvananthapuram and is being implemented with the expertise of Travancore Royal Youth Sports Foundation'.

  • Introductory tennis training programme in multisport playspaces

    The introductory tennis training programme is designed to introduce the game of Tennis in a fun based approach and aims to familiarize students with the core fundamentals of the sport through a "GAME BASED APPROACH" of learning. As a joint venture with Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academies, this department has successfully implemented the scheme of "Introductory tennis training programme in multisport play spaces" in selected schools in Thiruvananthapuram District. The programme is successfully conducted in three schools.

  • Construction of Multi-Sport Play spaces:

    The scheme aims to develop available grounds as Play Spaces for multi-sport usage including volleyball, basketball, tennis and other minor games using modern synthetic surfaces. The main objective of this scheme is the availability of good quality play areas in any location which is a major factor in attracting children to playgrounds.

  • Swim 'N' SurviveOpen or Close

    Meant for children in the group of 5 to 12 years, this programme is being implemented in select schools of the State as a survival training programme. This is an initiative of the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs in association with Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India) imparting life saving skills.

    Programme highlights:
    Innovative curriculum to train children basic survival skills in water.
    Progressive reduction and elimination of drowning incidence involving children in Kerala.
    Access to children of rural and semi-urban areas in swimming and first aid training.
    Lifelong enjoyment of physical activity resulting in health benefits.
    Increased visibility and recognition for all stakeholders.
    Employment opportunity for the youth.

  • Altitude Simulated TrainingOpen or Close

    Altitude Simulated Training for Athletes (ASTRA) comes in the wake of the government's decision to train and equip our athletes to become competitive and victorious at international tournaments. This is not just about winning medals, but an earnest attempt for grooming our athletes to take on the challenges at the highest levels of competition.
    Kerala now has in place a state-of-the-art ASTRA facility in place at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium at Thiruvananthapuram.

    Benefits of Altitude Simulated Low Oxygen Environment:
    Increased aerobic power output .
    Improved aerobic efficiency.
    Increased endurance time at maximal power output.
    Increased Exercise-Till-Exhaustion time.
    Improved Myocardial Efficiency.
    Reduced recovery time after exertion
    Improved strength and endurance

  • Sports Medicine CentreOpen or Close

    Rajiv Gandhi Sports Medicine Centre is a pioneering venture of the government of Kerala. It is one of its kind in the State to promote excellence in sports by providing scientific and prompt medical assistance as well as rehabilitation therapy to sports persons.

    The centre would soon be upgraded into a full-fledged Sports Science Centre for evaluation and monitoring the health and physical fitness of our sports persons to get the best out of them. The centre will also associate with agencies and organizations of national repute to seek advice, access and technical support. These institutions include the Sports Authority of India, All India Medical Sciences, New Delhi, AFMC Pune, Sree Chithra Institute Thiruvananthapuram etc. Tele-medicine service will also be sought with assistance of these centres.

  • Achievement of ExcellenceOpen or Close

    Achievement of Excellence through International Partnership was envisaged as part of the new initiatives taken by the government of Kerala for the development of sports in the State. This will be on the lines of international standards.
    The scheme is being successfully implemented by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs in association with the government of Victoria, Australia. As per the scheme, it will facilitate sharing of knowledge and provide expert assistance to stakeholders for improving the current situation and achieve international excellence in sports.