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.


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


“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. gautam says:

    Is there scope in racing in bike,car,cycle racing??

  2. Surjeet Pradhan says:

    sir i am done my graduation in b. com. and also played 2 inter universities, 2 state championship, nationals in football nd also wnt to become a professional footballer .. m very confused… plzzz suggest me the best course in sports

  3. Nisha says:

    Sir…if one wants to make running as his career and be a professional runner…what is the process for it? I’m from ahmedabad I just wanna know what is the procedure for being a professional runner..?


    I am undergraduate and want to make carrier in Shooting. So please guide me.

  5. Shivnath Sinha says:

    Sir i have played 2 north zone university in football .i wanna to get the admission nsnis patiala .pgdsc (post graduate diploma in sports coaching).i wanna to ask the eligibility of admission ,2 north zone university is eligible or not ?if eligible then inform me sir through my email .i m confuse sir plz help me out sir

  6. Akhil says:

    I want to be a football player mainlyban athlete which course should i take to achive success.And iam from kerala.

  7. Sagar says:

    Sir I want to become professional footballer …..and want to play for my country Indai ……my game is good ….sir plzz suggest me the career in football after my 12th..

  8. Arjun says:

    Wanted to do Bachelor’s in physical education. Please help me out

  9. Vikas kumar gautam says:

    I am completed 12th.I wants to be a comentator.what should I do.

  10. Ankita Bhat says:

    Sir i m a national silver medalist in karate and ji jutsu …… Now i have passed my 11 class with pcm group
    Now suggest me that what should i do after 12 as i wanna to get a job just after 12 th Plzzz

  11. BHAGYA Raj says:

    Sir I was national gold winner in 110 Hurdles and 400mts hurdles and completed my diploma in sports in athletic in Bangalore but no jobs in our state but last year in Sai they gave 174 coach post I tried but I didn’t get job those who had been selected in that they don’t have any experience in sports it’s means they are not purely sports they have played one or two national that is junior level like under 14,16 but some of my friends and me my self played national and 3 national record in senior level many national camps but no job… and stop my sport field.. In 2010…i completed my diploma in 2014 one course. But no job still now.. But I am coaching some of the students in that 6 numbers are national winners…

  12. Nishanth says:

    Sir I finished my BTech but my passion to become a football player so please say me a course to achieve my goal.

  13. Anubhav Upadhyay says:

    I am in class 11th and I want to make carrier in martial arts fighting and my parents thought that it’s totally bullshet what should I do



  15. Nitin tanwar says:

    Sir Iam good in all games and I got 1st position in rular games .now I Play kabaddi my parents force me for study I am in 11th so please give me advice

  16. aqib javed says:

    I have done class 12 and i want to join volleyball and which sport degree is beneficial for me

    • Anand says:

      Sir,my Son completed +2 M.P.C.He is very much interested to become a sportsman.any possibility?How can I fulfill his dream?Any chances?Are there any institute to give admission for sports career?

  17. Rajarshi Ranjan says:

    I am 10 years old . I can play equally with seniors group plz advise me career in cricket.

  18. surjeet says:

    i hv completed my degree…and i also represent my state many times.. and also play i league…and inter university…plzz tell me what is better option for me

  19. Prince kumar yadav says:

    I make my career in cricket field pls suggest me best option for my career

  20. Anonymous says:

    i am very passionate abd entusiastic for football as i am not getting enough resources to get into touch with the football so please guide me…..

  21. Nishant says:

    I am a good athlete and a good long jumper… I wanna make my career in a long jump and sports… So after my 12 exams over where should I get admission to achieve my passion??

  22. faizanshaikh says:

    I want to a career in football but what can I do

  23. Nitin pandey says:

    Please guide me how can I become a sports teacher so as to earn a good salary.

  24. Ishaan says:

    I want to make sports carrier in Table Tennis. I am in 12th class now.pls. suggest high salary course & best institutes.

  25. Gurudyal gurjar says:

    hi sir main BSc physical kar raha hoon 1st year Mujhe physical teacherBana Haican a BSc physical ke baad BPAD kru???? mai 110m hurdel karta Hoon

  26. Rakesh mittal says:

    My son is 14 years old he wanna to be a good cricketer.
    Please suggest the next. What should I do.

  27. Kezhaletuo Angami says:

    I really have a passion for playing basketball and i want to try and build my career on that…
    How do I do it?
    I have completed my 12+

  28. Meenakshi says:

    I want to do carrer in sports ..but i don’t know how ? Sir plz give me suggestion wht can i do ?..

  29. souptik says:

    want to do graduation in sports science n sports medicine in India.Passed CBSC 12 with science n physical education with 61% this year( result declared on 28thMay 2017)

    Please advice

  30. nikhil goyal says:

    Sir ji I have a good badminton players sir please tell in sports badminton field require a good career

    • Ramashish Dubey says:

      I passed 12th board exam in 2017 and my age is 18years old. I want to be a football player.may i be a football player.

  31. 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.

  32. Rushikesh Saboo says:

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Aryan sharma says:

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

  38. 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

  39. Samprit ghosh says:

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

  40. Love preet singh maan says:

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

  41. pratik patil says:

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

  42. 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?

  43. 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…..

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. mayur mankar says:

    i want to join but from will it be quality education

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