Friday 24 March 2017, 11:28:52
P. T. Usha's primary objective after retiring from active sports was to set up a full time sports school for talented athletes. The sports school aims at providing necessary training and coaching to students in athletics. Besides, their education will also be taken care of in every aspect. The academic schedule will be of less pressure but would suffice the education criteria in case the student has to leave the athletic school due to whatever reasons.
Usha ScHool of Athletics is planned to be fully operational by 2020 with all infrastructural and other facilities required for a centre of excellence and learning. The following requirements are to be met with, within a five year period.
A conveniently located and suitably landscaped land has been bought for the purpose.
8 lane 400 mts. track -grass 8 lane 400 mts. track -synthetic required for training and practising. Work in progress
The present number of 16 students will increase to about 200 in few years and comfortable residential facilities to match with their training pressure have to be arranged at junior and senior level on a phased manner.
Technically advanced and scientifically proven training and fitness equipments are to be organised to make the centre at par with other similar centres in the west.Work in progress.
Arrangements are to be made for setting up a school with world class facilities for quality education with qualified staff to enable the young athletes to pursue their academic studies along with athletic training.
An administrative block in tune with international efficiency standards have to be built-up.
Need for implementation of the modern scientific methods and research in sports science calls for a fully equipped sports science centre. A sports museum that satiates sports lovers and inquisitive minds is also envisaged.
A modern ozonised large swimming pool is essential for practising aquatic items and for exercise & fitness
Talented athletes who are not students at U.S.H.A. and the well wishers of U.S.H.A also will have a chance to get trained and to use the facilities here.
The day-to-day expenses of each student, if sponsored by like minded people it will enable us to give them the best of everything required to perform at peak.