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Press Release, Panjim, Goa – August 11th, 2014: The basketball atmosphere in Goa is poised for a revolution as Elevate Sports launches its State-of-the-Art Basketball Academy in association with Global Sports Partners (GSP). The basketball academy will start at the mecca of Goan basketball, the Don Bosco Oratory.

The academy shall adopt a focussed and comprehensive approach to technical, strategic, physical and mental elements of training young talent in Basketball, thereby equipping them with the necessary skills for the next level of play. The aim of the academy is to produce skilled, motivated, athletic players who thrive and grow in the competitive arena.

Elevate Sports has already started their centers in various schools and clubs in Mumbai. Their training centers are as follows.

  1. Indian Gymkhana, Matunga
  2. Don Bosco High School, Matunga
  3. Royal College, Mira Road
  4. Fr. Agnel Multipurpose School, Navi Mumbai
  5. Hiranandani Foundation School, Thane
  6. New Horizon Public School, Airoli, Navi Mumbai

About the Academy

Unlike a conventional basketball academy, the aim will be to identify talent from different parts of the state and provide them a structured training program with special emphasis on fitness, diet and conditioning. Apart from this, core skills and techniques shall be imparted by a professional coach. In fact, the academy shall also provide quality training programs for coaches so that they can follow a uniform training method.

Perhaps the most important aspect of the Academy program, and one which sets the academy apart from many other Academies and school basketball programs, is the opportunity to be coached by USA trained coaches, using coaching styles and methods employed by the preeminent basketball nation in the world. Elevate has formed a partnership with Global Sports Partners (GSP) to manage the basketball program, train coaches, evaluate talent, and provide future opportunities for further growth and development of elite players.

Once fully operational, Elevate-GSP will take its advanced methods to schools across the country and establish academies there. In the long run, this would serve as a model to groom talent at the grassroots level and prepare youngsters for the proposed Pro-league.

The organizational structure and performance pathway is very clear for each player moving through the system. On signing up at the Academy, a player will undergo an initial player profile to evaluate and record their fitness level, basketball skills level, and goals for their progression in the Academy. Each player would be and given an individualized program to follow. The players would undergo regular 3 month reviews, always identifying their progress and areas to continue working towards their goals along their sports journey and beyond! Players will train for up to 5-10 hours a week around their academic timetable.

About Elevate

Elevate provides Sports Promotion and Management Services for the entire sporting sector, spanning across the globe and for every sport. So that, everyone starting from young sports enthusiasts with a dream in their eyes to brand managers with a target in their mind, can benefit from a professional approach to sports.

Elevate provides qualified services in the following niche areas:

  • Event Planning, Management & Execution
  • Talent Scouting (currently Basketball, but soon to encompass other sports)
  • Television and Web-enabled Sports Production
  • Training in a State-of-the-Art Basketball Academy

Elevate aspires to become India’s leading sports solutions company by nurturing a habit of winning on-field for the sportsperson and off-field for the responsible and conscious corporate citizen.

Of course, identifying the right talent has little to do with the player’s backgrounds. In our endeavour to give back to society, Elevate plans to reserve at least 10% of its student admissions for the less privileged who are rich in talent.

About GSP

Global Sports Partners (GSP) is an internationally recognized sport consulting company with strategically placed representatives throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. GSP provides professional services to improve performance, increase participation, and inspire purpose in sport around the world.

GSP offers customized sport solutions by listening to clients and creating a plan of action to mobilize an extensive network of sport experts, providing on-site expertise to leave a legacy of success. The company work at all levels of sport, including professional, Olympic, club, university and recreational.

The Elevate-GSP mantra – We guarantee that if you show a good attitude to improvement we will make you a better player and you will have fun in the process!

Gopalakrishnan R
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