GSBS 2016 Trains Its Sights Firmly On Building The Foundation For A Stronger Sport Training Fraternity


 The inaugural edition of the Times of India Global Sports Business Show (GSBS) 2016 will see The Bhaichung Bhutia Football School, Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation, NBA India and Kaizzad Capadia take center stage and foster the trainers of tomorrow

Sports in India is witnessing a radical change with forward-looking reforms being implemented to usher in a culture of sports within the country. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in conjunction with the HRD Ministry are playing their part to ensure that India meets its ambitious vision of creating some of the world’s finest sportspersons. These bodies are aggressively promoting the inculcation of sports at a grass root level. Indeed, schools and colleges remain key to the nurturing and grooming of tomorrow’s sports talent pool across the nation.

The coaches of today play a critical role in moulding the nascent talent of budding sportspeople. More than just the stereotypical role portrayed by some or enabling the racking up of points on a scoreboard though, the right coach can help unlock the talent of a budding sportsperson in much the same way as access to the right infrastructure can. The finest of sportspeople down the ages have scaled the summit of their respective sports backed by the guiding hand of some of the game’s finest coaches. Sportspeople and their coaches share a symbiotic relationship, with prime examples of this seen across the sporting spectrum. Sachin Tendulkar and Ramakant Achrekar; Pete Sampras and Robert Lansdorp; Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson; P.V. Sindhu with Pullela Gopichand; the list of sporting synergies is a long and illustrious one. Indeed, the best of coaches see the unpolished diamond glinting within an aspiring sportsperson, and it is only after a coach helps a sportsperson tap into their latent potential that they stand glittering on the world stage.

With the intention of building a bright future for the Indian sports and fitness fraternity, The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016, scheduled to be held from the 21st to 23rd of December at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, has designed a “Train-the-Trainer” programme. The Train–the-Trainer program is targeted to all fitness trainers; school & college physical education teachers; school/college students, sports aspirants, sports Instructors; coaches/ trainers of gymkhanas, federations & associations, gyms, yoga and zumba classes. This initiative will give a fillip to the sports community working passionately towards the collective dream of realizing India’s sporting dreams.

The Train-the-Trainer model enables experienced personnel to guide aspiring coaches and instructor on the optimal ways in which to deliver courses, workshops and seminars. Through training sessions led by the course designer or subject-matter expert, these sessions can be an invaluable tool in building a pool of competent coaches who can then pass on their learnings to a collection of learners. These sessions typically prepare instructors to present information effectively, respond to participant questions and lead activities that reinforce learning and teach instructors on techniques to lead discussions, listen effectively, make accurate observations and help their wards to realize their full potential.

The Train-the-Trainer workshop will be conducted over 3 days in a dedicated zone, with intensive sessions designed to turn participants into top-notch facilitators. The Bhaichung Bhutia Football School and NBA India will be conducting a workshop on 21st December, the Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation is scheduled to conduct a workshop on 22nd December with Kaizzad Capadia slated to conduct a mentorship session on 23rd December. These workshop intends to guide the participants through exercises, skills development methodologies and deploying modern fitness and training equipment that will help perfect their own coaching techniques.

The Train the Trainer sessions will include intensive workshops for coaches and aspiring sportspeople, which will be conducted by the Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation, NBA certified coaches and Question and Answer sessions on Health and Fitness by Kaizzad Capadia. These focused workshops will offer attendees crucial inputs on the latest trends and global best practices from renowned sporting bodies, and help instil a culture of sports excellence amongst the sportspeople of tomorrow.

The workshops would cover best practices from leading sports academies, help bring in In-depth understanding on coaching methodologies and drive fitness programs via offering guidance on diet and nutrition. It will also offer insights on mental and physical development of athletes, help efficiently identify potential, motivate and nurture talent, spread awareness about the latest fitness & gym equipment and training regimens and help understand the tactical and social aspects of a good game play.


Commenting on the event, Deepak Lamba (President, Times Strategic Solutions Limited) said, “Across India, there has been growing recognition that we can create a richer sports talent pool by making changes at the grass roots level. The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016 is an effort in this direction, offering a rich source of ideas and expertise for trainers to draw from as they seek to create the sporting generation of tomorrow. We plan to create this property as the single biggest symposium for the sporting fraternity in India and equip trainers with the tools they need to create sportspeople that India can be proud of.”


About The Times of India Global Sports Business Show 2016

The Times of India Global Sports Business Show (GSBS) 2016 is a platform that will bring together top corporates, leading stakeholders, policy makers, international sports brands, leagues, sports management companies and everybody who is a part of the sports business value chain under one roof to help India realize the dream of becoming a truly international sporting nation with world class infrastructure. This initiative will accentuate the government’s vision to create a sustainable sporting ecosystem in India through infrastructure development, attracting investments in the sports sector and also position India as a sports destination in overseas markets.

About ET Edge:

Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through focused exhibitions and strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing business vistas, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create a social and business environment conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through exhibitions, summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables, case studies and more.

About Bhaichung Bhutia Football School

Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools is an exciting initiative by India’s longest serving football captain – Bhaichung Bhutia. With a goal to provide world class football coaching in India, BBFS has previously engaged the services of internationally acclaimed European academies to formulate coaching methods and for training coaches. BBFS’ Head of Coaching is Scottish Football Coach – Stevie Grieve, who brings with him 10 years of rich coaching experience in 4 countries over 3 continents. Stevie mentors a core group of 60 football coaches and aims to share knowledge which is integral to the BBFS values.

About Mary Kom Regional Boxing Foundation

The Boxing academy is a progression of Mary Kom’s dream of creating a Centre of Excellence to produce the best boxing champions for India. It is a platform that realises the vision of taking Indian Boxing to glorious heights by creating a consistent ecosystem for identifying, nurturing and training young talent with high potential in a conducive environment by providing world class training, infrastructure, equipment, support and expert mentoring driving the highest standards of performance in in the world’s biggest sporting arenas.

About NBA

The NBA is a 70-year-old organization born from innovation. It was June 1946 in New York City when Boston Garden owner Walter Brown realized that major ice hockey arenas, which were vacant most nights, could be used to host basketball games. He established the Basketball Association of America, which in 1949 merged with the National Basketball League to create the National Basketball Association.

Today, the NBA is the most innovative league in sports, helping drive the growth of the game around the globe. We’re pioneers in using technology to deliver content to fans over all forms of media, and a leader in social responsibility and community development.

We’re preparing the league’s rising stars and staff in the NBA Development League, our official minor league. Further, we’re growing and expanding our Jr. NBA programs to get kids playing basketball and to nurture a love of the game and its values. Through our NBA Cares program, we’re building places where families can live, learn and play.

About Kaizzad Capadia

Known as the Iron Man of India, and in every sense, the Nations Strength Coach, Kaizzad Capadia is the Co-Founder & Director of K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences – a school that prides in building careers for all aspiring to be Personal Trainers / Sports Nutritionists/ Fitness professionals.

His academy, is India’s only Fitness Academy today to be assured for Quality by Pearson. Through his academy, Kaizzad has created a record of sorts by training over 50,000 students over the last two decades in India. The K11 Fitness Academy provides highly skilled and trained staff for top Gyms across the country and has very recently extended its reach beyond India to countries like- The United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait amongst others.