Athletes Development Program

Our Mission

Giving the opportunity to talented and focused young individuals to realize their true potential as a sportsperson and in turn their dreams of excelling in their respective fields.

Our Vision

The VKF Athlete Development Program reflects Virat’s dream of making India a sporting superpower and his desire to do whatever he can to facilitate the realization of this objective.

Our Vision

The VKF Athlete Development Program reflects Virat’s dream of making India a sporting superpower and his desire to do whatever he can to facilitate the realization of this objective.

Athletes Inducted

On November 11th, 2017, seven young athletes who possess the potential and passion to do the country proud in future global events were inducted into the ADP at the inaugural edition of the Indian Sports Honours in Mumbai. Ten more athletes across different sporting disciplines are onboarded in the next year.

Scope Of Support

1. Nutrition – End to end nutrition and supplementation requirements
2. Travel Exposure- Airfare/ travel, accommodation, food and transport expenses for tournaments. (National and International events)
3. Access and Training To the best coaches / trainers / sports physios, Creating customized periodization programs for athletes.
4. Rehabilitation Physiotherapy and recovery training sessions, in case of injuries

Scope Of Support

1. Nutrition – End to end nutrition and supplementation requirements
2. Travel Exposure- Airfare/ travel, accommodation, food and transport expenses for tournaments. (National and International events)
3. Access and Training To the best coaches / trainers / sports physios, Creating customized periodization programs for athletes.
4. Rehabilitation Physiotherapy and recovery training sessions, in case of injuries

Selection Process

Filtering

The Advisory Council of the ADP that comprises ft. Virat Kohli, Bunty Sajdeh and Zaheer Khan filters the shortlisted names down to the final list.

Shortlisting

Sports Journalists Federation of India (SJFI) shortlists the athletes from a pool of promising talent across the country.

Monitoring

A close eye is kept on the performances of ADP athletes on a regular basis concerning parameters applicable in their respective sport.

Reviewing

The advisory board members review the profile of every athlete at the end of the year.

Conclusion

Considering all the factors, the advisory board members take a final call whether support needs to be continued, increased or discontinued.