MANN DESHI FOUNDATION CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM
The objective of the Mann Deshi foundation’s Champions program has always been to help majorities of young women athletes from which most of them are belong to NT/ SC/OBC/STs communities. Its main focus is on Improving their achievement in sports and build a positive self-image in order to boost their confidence. Mann Deshi foundation established Program training centers including Mann Deshi Champions center, Sanas ground, Nasik Government Sports School, Balewadi Sports School, etc. these centers provide training in track, wrestling, swimming, badminton, field hockey. Also, these centers prepare their participants for the competition through physical fitness regimens and personal development workshops.
THE STANDARD CURRICULUM OF THE PROGRAM-
The standard curriculum of this program is based on physical sports-related training. The training is held for 3 to 5 hours, including expert sessions and visits from guest coaches from the sports industry, individual-based sports training, field trips, and opportunities to speak on the Mann Deshi Community Radio. The program provides nutritious meals, nutrition sessions, proteins, accommodations, facilities, including Gym, a Swimming pool, a 400m track, a Wrestling area, physiotherapy. Many athletes enrolled in our Championship program. Among those enrolled, many athletes compete at the National and International levels.
The wrestling program consists of a Total of in-person 20 wrestling sessions by coach Hangeshwar and coach Mahaling. It is divided into two sessions, Morning and evening, two hours each. There is a Segregation of athletes for upcoming year’s competitions—athlete Harshad endurance and performance check. In August, we will be sending him to Chatrashal stadium in Delhi.
The wrestling program for Female athletes started in person after a long break of covid. The first two weeks of the training focused on physical fitness and endurance. During these sessions, we provide nutrition and protein to all the athletes daily. Due to the times of COVID-19, we started conducting online workshops through the Zoom platform. We conducted a session of Chakravarti mam based on nutrition, a session of Paresh sir regarding conditioning and gym, then Kiran sir conducted a session for a confidence booster
Wrestling: Total in-person 20 wrestling sessions by coach Hangeshwar, coach Mahaling, and coach Reema. Morning and evening are two and half hours each—athlete Prasad Pukales's assessment and planning of the following year’s University Competitions. Athlete Kiran Bhagat came back from Delhi for a week of rest. Zoom and in-person session with coach Paresh for gym and conditioning. In our wrestling program, Coach Reema and Hangeshwar arranged a small scouting camp for female scout wrestlers. New athletes added for athlete program: athlete Mumtaj’s workout planning and addition of heavyweights. Also, we organized Two Zoom sessions with the conditioning coach from Pune, Coach Arshad, three zoom sessions with other national athletes, and a Zoom session with Coach Paresh.
Track and Field:
We arranged 18 in-person sessions of all running and field events by coach Babar, coach Dhula, and coach Virkar in the morning and the evening, three hours each. We observed an increase in the number of athletes due to relaxation in the lockdown. Vaishnavi 400m relay athlete came for the practice after a long covid gap. Head coach Justin planned the workout for the next two months for athletes Dada and Shivani. Mann Deshi Champions started the village bus service to pick up all the athletes from their respective village
In our Track and Field program, we conduct 18 in-person sessions for all running and field events by coach Babar, coach Dhula, and coach Virkar. The training for this is also divided into two sessions i. e—morning and Evening sessions, each for three hours. Due to the relaxation in the regulations of lockdown, there is an increase in the number of athletes.
Vaishnavi, a 400m relay athlete, came for the practice after a long covid gap. Conditioning and gym, Zoom session with Nutritionist Ms. Chakravarti. Head coach Justin planned the workout for the next two months for athletes Dada and Shivani. We arranged a zoom session with coach Justin per week, an A-Zoom session of Paresh sir for conditioning and gym, Zoom session with Nutritionist Ms. Chakravarti.
Then, we conducted 22 in-person sessions for all running and field events by coach Babar, coach Dhula, and coach Virkar in the morning and evening, three hours each. There is an increase in the number of athletes. Sneha, the hammer throw athlete, came for the practice after a long covid gap. Head coach Justin collected videos of all the athletes and, over a call, corrected the positions. Also, we arranged Zoom and in-person sessions with coach Paresh for gym and conditioning. Foundation started two buses service to pick up all the athletes from their respective villages.
In our swimming program, there are a total of 10 in-person sessions in July due to the lockdown. Coach Savita is in charge of training national athlete Balu for next year’s competition. Coach Savita also arranged a scouting session in July where she has enrolled new athletes for swimming.
Kajal and Ashwini were at the Champions center last year; Kajal plans to leave for the Haryana academy late August. Every day Kajal and Ashwini are working on their hockey skill-set and muscle building with the coach Paresh over a zoom call and in-person. Zoom session of Chakravarti mam for nutrition, Zoom session of Paresh sir for conditioning and gym.
- Sneha is Selected for the Olympic trials; Sneha also represented India in 2017 for the Hammer Throw.
- Aditi won the gold medal in the Junior national championship for Discuss Throw
- Sudeshna has been selected for the India Camp for 100/200 m and also won gold and silver at the nationals
Aditi belongs to a small taluka of Maharashtra. Her father is passionate about sports since he is a retired army soldier. Her father used to play Basketball. she is trying to get qualified for the World Youth Championship. For the last two years, she has been training with the Mann Deshi Champions program. Aditi is a hardworking athlete who inspires to win a medal in the future Olympics. On several occasions in the state championships, Aditi has her record, and despite being under 18, Aditi has participated in the open age group and won medals. Aditi has won awards in double digits. At that moment, Aditi went to Haryana for training.
Last year due to covid, she could not participate in competitions but worked hard, and she could receive the required training, equipment, and adequate diet. In July, Aditi won the gold medal at the Junior national athletics championship.