SAI asks coaches to take fitness tests twice a year


 The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has asked all coaches of the organisation to take fitness tests twice a year, with the record for the same being maintained in their personal files. 

The fitness tests would be set on the guidelines of Age Appropriate Fitness Protocol that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 24, 2020, during the Fit India Dialogue, and are the firstever set of age-appropriate fitness tests that have been launched in India. 

As part of the Fitness Protocol, all coaches will have to clear the following tests: Stressing on the importance of fitness among coaches, the SAI, in a statement, said: “The Sports Authority of India is primarily responsible for the training of athletes through expert coaches. 

Fitness of coaches is one of the essential ingredients for them to impart fruitful training on the field.” These fitness tests have been drafted by a committee of experts.