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National Centres of Excellence


In its endeavour to train athletes to achieve excellence in Olympics and other International Events, Sports Authority of India has established National Centres of Excellence (NCOEs) across the country to impart specialized training to promising athletes by providing state of the art infrastructure and playing facilities, sports science backup, individualized diet prescribed by trained nutritionists and overall supervision under the best coaches, qualified support staff and High Performance Directors.

National Centres of Excellence operate as regular coaching camps for the best available talent in India and provide concurrent layers of prospective sports persons, giving a wider choice of talent and continuity for selection to National Teams and provide alternative second and third options too. NCoE is capable of accommodating elite to development athletes.

our 6 Pillars

  • Athlete
  • Coach
  • Sports Science Support
  • High Quality Field of Play
  • World Class Infrastructure
  • Diet as per requirement


Disciplines covered by NCOEs

NCOEs cover 23 focused/priority disciplines where Indian athletes are performing well and have chances to win medals in the International Events/Championships/Games, availability of FOP, existing athletes, local talent etc.

Focused sports discipline : Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Gymnastic, Hockey, Handball, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Kayaking & Canaoieng, Power Lifting, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu

Trained and Skilled Manpower

NCOEs are providing the best training environment and coaching to the athletes training at NCOEs. To provide best training to the athletes, apart from qualified SAI Coaches, reputed and experienced coaches are being hired or taken on deputation from other departments. Coaching division is looking after the Hiring/Selection/Transfer/ of the coaches in all the NCOEs.

In order to evaluate/support the performance of young athletes, the scientific experts in the specialised field of Sports Anthropometry, Exercise physiology, Strength & Conditioning, bio- mechanics, Sport Psychology, Sports Medicine, Physio-therapy etc. are being hired at each NCOEs.

To ensure smooth functioning of NCOEs, adequate administrative staff has been posted in the each NCOE.

Adjacent specialized mess staffs have been engaged to look after the effective functioning of mess to provide quality food as per requirement of each athlete on a day to day basis.

As regard to scientific back up at NCOEs, the specialized equipment required for evaluating/ enhancing performance of young athletes are being made available in the NCOEs. The latest scientific equipment has been/ is being procured in the NCOEs. The total cost for setting up scientific facilities across NCOEs is Rs. 80.00 Crores in the following departments are being set up in NCOEs:

  1. Anthropometry
  2. Biometry
  3. Biomechanics
  4. Nutrition
  5. Performance analysis
  6. Physiology
  7. Physiotherapy
  8. Psychology
  9. Strength and Conditioning

Disciplines Covered in each ncoe

Name of the centre Disciplines
Allepey Rowing, Kayaking & Canoeing
Thiruvananthapuram Athletics(M & L Distance ), Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Judo, Wrestling
Aurangabad Archery (Recurve , Compound),Boxing, Fencing ( Epee, Foil, Sabre ) , Hockey(B) , Weightlifting , Gymnastics ( Artistic)
Mumbai Hockey, Wrestling (Freestyle , Greco Roman)
Bengaluru Athletics (Sprints , Jump , M & L distance , Race Walk , Para), Hockey (B)
Bhopal Athletics (M & L Distance), Hockey (B), Judo , Kayaking and Canoeing
Chandigarh Regional Centre under construction.
Dharamshala Kabaddi , Volleyball
Guwahati Archery (Recurve , Compound) , Boxing, Cycling, Fencing (Foil , Epee , Sabre) , Football, Taekwondo
Gandhinagar Handball , Kabaddi , Kho-Kho , Para Powerlifting , Para Athletics , Para Swimming , Para Fencing , Para-Badminton , Para-Table Tennis
Imphal Archery(Compound, Recurve) Athletics(M & L distance Walk) Cycling ,Fencing(Epee , Foil, Sabre) Football, Hockey, Weightlifting, Judo, Wushu
Itanagar Boxing, Weightlifting, Wushu, Archery (Recurve) , Hockey
Jagatpur Kayaking and Canoeing , Rowing
Kolkata Archery (Compound, Recurve) , Athletics (Sprints, Combined Events) , Gymnastic (Artistic) , Hockey , Table Tennis
Lucknow Athletics (M & L Distance), Hockey, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling (Freestyle)
Patiala Athletics (Sprints, Shotput, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw, Javelin Throw, Combined Events, Horizontal Jumps), Cycling, Fencing (Epee, Foil , Sabre) , Weightlifting, Wushu
Rohtak Boxing
Sonepat Archery(Compound, Recurve) , Athletics (Sprints, Throws, Combined Events, Race Walk) , Kabaddi, Hockey, Wrestling (Freestyle, Greco Roman)
Hamirpur Athletics (M & L Distance) , Badminton, Boxing, Hockey, Judo, Wrestling
IG Stadium New Delhi Cycling & Gymnastic
Dr S.P.M.S.P.C New Delhi Swimming
M.D.C.N.S. New Delhi Hockey, Wrestling ( Freestyle , Greco Roman )
Dr. KSSR, New Delhi Shooting ( 10M Air Pistol , 10M Air Rifle , 25M Rapid/Sports Pistol , 50M 3P Rifle , Shotgun , Trap/Skeet ) , Para Shooting

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