Career In Sports

Do you have an inborn passion for sports?

If your answer is yes, then a sport is a hot career opportunity for you.

Sport is an exciting and healthy pastime game to many, but if the sport is really one’s passion it can be a very rewarding and satisfying career too. It was traditionally considered as a hobby especially in India but now it is taken as a serious career option.

The success of sports people in a recent international sporting event has brought the focus to sports careers. Sports help you to make your body physically fit and keep your mind good. If you choose sports as a career, it also gives lots of fame and money.

You can make a career in any sports field depending on what sports you take up as your expertise. Various sports fields are Cricket, Badminton, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Boxing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Cycling, etc.

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1982 was a watershed year for the growth and development of sports in India. First time, the Asian Games were hosted at Delhi in India.

Sports

Successful sport persons of India are: Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Sania Mirza, Abhinav Bindra, RVS Rathore, Sushil Kumar, Viswanathan Anand, Mary Kom and many others.

Courses & Duration

As a sports person, you can get training from various institutions of Sports Authority of India. In India, there are various institutes and academies under the Sports Authority of India (SAI) that impart training to young talents to transform them into talented sports persons. Other than SAI, there are many state levels and private organizations that support sports enthusiasts.

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Diploma Course:

  • Diploma in Sports Medicine
  • Diploma in Sports Coaching
  • Diploma in Sports Management
  • Diploma in Sports Science & Nutrition

Undergraduate Courses:

  • B.Sc in Physical Education, Health Education and Sports Sciences
  • Bachelor of Physical education
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sports Management
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Sports Science
  • B.Sc in Sports and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Sports Management (BSM)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Sports Management

Postgraduate Course:

  • Master of Physical education
  • M.Sc in Sports Coaching
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Business
  • MBA in Sports Management
  • Master of Sports Management (MSM)
  • M.Sc in Sports Science

Doctoral Degree Courses:

Top Colleges in India offer study in Sports:

  • National Institute of Sports, Patiala
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, New Delhi
  • Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior
  • Lakshmibai National College for Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Tata Football Academy, Jamshedpur
  • National Cricket Academy, Bangalore
  • Delhi University

Skills required to become a sports person:

  • Physical Energy and Stamina
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Physically fit
  • Patience
  • Sporting Spirit

Eligibility & Admission

  • You have to go after 12th examination and done a graduation degree in Physical Education with a physically fit body and energetic.
  • You will get admission in UG course after completing 10+2 examination.
  • If you are interested to do PG courses, then you have to pass your graduation degree.
  • After MBBS Degree, you can appear for the Diploma course in Sports Medicine.
  • Generally, admissions will be based on the merit list. The merit list shall be drawn on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

Association and Organization of sports:

  • National Basketball Association
  • National Hockey League
  • National Football League
  • All India Tennis Association
  • National Institute of Sports
  • Indian Olympic Association

Career & Jobs

“Sports is one of the rewarding career options of the country with lots of job opportunities”.

Sports opened up many career opportunities for young talents in India. To become a sports person, having a talent in the chosen sport is very important. Along with talent, Strong determination and perseverance in needed.

For every sports person, it is a dream to represent their nation at the international level. You can start your career in school and college level and start play at the State level, Regional level and then explores opportunities at national and international levels.

Other than actually being an active sportsman, then other career opportunity are: sport marketing, coaching, athletic administration, sports medicine, sport promotion, sport psychology and so on.

Sports person can be employed in private and public sector. The Indian Government and Armed forces also have special recruitment drives for exceptional sporting talent. You can also set up your own business in manufacturing of sports equipment after gaining experience in this field.

Job Profiles:

  • Teacher
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport psychologist
  • Sport journalist
  • Sports Player
  • Sports Coach & Instructor
  • Commentator
  • Sports Photographer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Professional Athlete
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Health Advice Officer
  • Health & Public Services Leader

Some areas where you can find jobs of sports field are mentioned here:

  • Media, Sports & Advertising Companies
  • Sports Management Industry
  • Educational Institutions & Colleges
  • Merchandising (Retail) Companies

Salary

“This field offers a handsome salary packages in both sectors”.

The salary of the sports persons totally depends on the sport game that he has chosen. In the sports field, the number of years of experience is not merely matter, but also the sports person capability to deliver excellent performance consistently. Starting salary of the sports person is approx Rs. 3 Lac to Rs 5 Lac per year. When you become a star sportsman, you can earn in crores per annum. The salary is also depend on your job profile.

Books & Study Materials

Are you seeking for some good sports books?

Here we have listed some good and popular books on sports:

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (Paperback) by Michael Lewis

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy by Bill Simmons

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (Paperback) by Michael Lewis

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson

A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis by Pete Sampras

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  1. Shandhvee says:

    Sir, I want to make a carrier in badminton. I am 12 th passed in 2017. My age 16. I am from kanpur. Plz suggest me for making carrier in badminton.

  2. Rushikesh Saboo says:

    I want to join in cticket. But,my did not support me. So,please try to understand and get it me.

  3. Rushikesh Saboo says:

    I want to join in cricket. But, I didn’t get a chance, and my did not support me. So, please try to understand and get it me.

  4. kundan dev singh says:

    I m doing btech in age of15 and wants to make career in cricket and am a good enough in cricket .should I choes cricket or not

  5. Pratik Lade says:

    i have done m.p.ed. now i am working as a sports teacher in school. now i want to upgrade myself. please suggest some short course in mumbai. or maharashtra.

  6. Anuj Sharma says:

    I am appearing for class XII cbse examination this year. I am a national level football player from Jaipur.
    I am looking forward to make career in Football.
    Can you suggest me the courses, top Institutions in physical education after 12th.

  7. Aryan sharma says:

    I want to play volleyball game from where I start this game

  8. vijay chandran says:

    I want to be a footballer my age is 17
    and I need my career on sports (Coaching,Teaching) at high level of sports organisation
    Please suggest me any ideas

  9. Samprit ghosh says:

    I wamt to be a football star of my nation but not getting any club to join,plz help choosing it……

  10. Love preet singh maan says:

    I want to become a basketball player what i do after 10th class

  11. pratik patil says:

    i like cricket i join cricket acedemy ? plz support me plz how to salary your clg.

  12. i want to be a cricketer but my age is 17..can i join a cricket academy? says:

    I want to be a cricketer but my age is 17.can I join cricket acedemy?

  13. vinod dhywana says:

    Sir please help I want to cricket batsman I learn cricket I love cricket and cricket is my life please contact me…..

  14. rahul kumar says:

    I wanted to become a cricketer (batsman) I have completed my 12th in 2015 so what should I have to do please help me and support me.

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Sports skill in based on talent. shape your cricket a lot and join a cricket club. participate in district and state and show your best. may be you select for Ranji and get you ahead.

  15. Shubham Lad says:

    I want to do my career in football, but I never got an chance to do that. I blessed whish u fullfill your wishes.

  16. mayur mankar says:

    i want to join but from will it be quality education

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