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NSC comes up with Scientific Training Strategy


KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) has come up with plans to implement a systematic and scientific training regime, especially for the elite athletes.

The Technical Executive Board of the sports governing body made public a 12-point plan aimed at enhancing the performance of national players at global and regional arena. NSC Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama, who is also leading the Technical Executive Board, termed the decisions as ‘historic’.

The Technical Executive Board of NSC developed the strategy after the government allocated a budget of around Rs 22.5 million for preparation of national teams.

As per the strategy, NSC will conduct regular medical and physical tests of athletes included in the national teams. “We´ll conduct general medical test including pulmonary function test. Meanwhile, the physical test will include the test of endurance, strength, flexibility of body, speed and specific test related to the games,” said NSC Member Secretary Lama.

NSC has directed all the sports associations to follow the procedures and Lama said athletics, boxing, cricket, judo, wushu, karate, taekwondo, badminton, weightlifting and wrestling have already started implementing it. The 10 disciplines come under NSC preference as sports with international medal prospects.

According to Lama, Yoga and counseling programs will be conducted for the mental and psychological management of athletes. The strategy also includes national and international exposure programs for the athletes and regular assessment and evaluation of the athletes.

“NSC had never developed any scientific training programs and strategies before and we were just lucky to win international medals without proper training programs,” said Lama. “I hope this strategy will help in the development of Nepali sports in the long run,” he added.

According to Lama, NSC will evaluate the progress on every players following the procedure and make changes accordingly. NSC will implement the procedure for the next six months and hold another round of national team selection before selecting final players for the camp.

The meeting of the Technical Executive Board has also completed a feasibility study on the sports disciplines that could be played in different districts and prepared a 12-month schedule for coaches’ mobilization.

Meanwhile, NSC has categorized 31 games into four different sections based on the possibility of their development in the country. NSC has categorized volleyball, athletics, karate and taekwondo as sports that could be developed and conducted in all 75 districts of the country. Meanwhile, wushu, football, table tennis, badminton, kabaddi, chess and cricket are considered as sports that could be developed in 40 districts in the current situation.

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