(Last Updated on : 16/12/2010)
Athletics in India is governed by a number of sports authorities at the national and regional levels. The bodies provide the Indian Athletes with adequate training facilities and other necessary equipments to help improving their skills. The Indian Athletic Training Centers are playing the role of backbone to Indian Athletics, as they are nurturing the young talents in the grass route level.
India has a number of training centers and the Indian Athletics Training Centers operate in collaboration with the national and regional governing bodies. The centers organise different training programmes throughout the year and find out new talents in every department of Athletics. They also run some schemes that are aimed at achieving specific objectives.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Amateur Athletics Federation of India (AAFI) are counted among the most important Indian Athletics Training Centers. The SAI operates 23 training centers spread all over India and the centers are of both residential and non-residential kinds. It also operates various schemes at sub-junior, junior and senior level to widen sports and develop excellence by upgrading the skills of Indian sports persons. On the other hand, the AAFI is operating many training centers that are aimed at improving the entire scenario of Indian Athletics.