Kerala State Sports Council has a history that dates back to several decades, that is as early as 1954 when the Travancore Sports Council was formed. It was only after the formation of Kerala state that the council got its present name.
The council which was established under Charitable Societies Registration Act was reconstituted in 1974 with an aim to promote sports in Kerala.
Later, the Kerala Sports Council was dissolved and Kerala State Sports Council was formed and is functioning as per Kerala Sports Act 2000 and Kerala Sports Rules 2008.
The council has several centres functioning under it such as Centralised Sports Hostels, College Sports Hostels, Sports Training Centres, Rural Coaching Centres, School Sports Hostels, and Day Boarding Centres. It has also started 'Elite Training Centres' for volleyball, athletics, and swimming.