Shakuntala Sports Foundation, Wanadongri, would be conducting athletics training camp from April 10 to April 29 at Hingna Sports Complex, Wanadongri. The camp would be open for budding athletes between two years and 20 years of age.
According to organisers, the camp if recognised by tehsil sports officer of Hingna and Nagpur District Athletics Association.
Evenings like running, throwing, jumping would be covered in two groups during the camp. Conditioning and core exercise would be the part of this camp too. Fartlek and circuit training, which help an athlete to stay fit and flexible, too would be given to the budding athletes.
Fartlek, a Swedish term that means “speed play,” is a form of interval or speed training that can be effective in improving running speed and endurance.
Many runners, especially beginners, enjoy fartlek training because it involves speed work, but it is more flexible and not as demanding as traditional interval training. Similarly, circuit training helps in burning excess body fat, developing lean muscle tissue and improving cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
Road running, jungle running, yoga and zumba too would be included in the training schedule to increase endurance and fitness of participants. Softball and baseball training too would be a part of this summer camp. For personality development of participants, a special workshop would be held.
The camp would be conducted between 6 am and 8 am. Certificates would be given to all the participants. Best performance trophy would be awarded to the best athlete of the camp.
Sports teacher of Mahatma Gandhi English Medium High School Ramchandra Wani is the head of organising committee which include Prof Bunty Prasad Yadav, Rahul Kalmeghe, Sipin Singh and Varsha Khangar.
Devidas Lambat, Prince Singh, Harishchandra Jagtap, Madhvi Wandhe, Priya Dakhle, Vinod Ingalkar, Nitin Bhandari, Sagar Pudke and Hivaram Bhagat are working hard to make this camp a success.
Medal winner in Asian and Commonwealth Games Ritesh Anand, former international athlete Dr Sharad Suryawanshi would also guide the participants during the summer camp.
City’s versatile Yoga exponent Dhanashri Lekurwale, who has won several medals in national and international tournaments, would impart yoga and meditation training to the participants. Dr Prajakta Lekurwale would address the students during a workshop on health, hygiene and meditation.
Among other trainers during the camp include – Nitesh Thul (core exercise), Manoj Bangaria (cool down exercise), Sudhakar Moon (aerobics), Rutuja Shende (road running), Ravindra Tong (jungle running), Nitika Raut (acceleration work out), Shekhar Suryawanshi (fartlek training), Rajul Soni (zumba), Prof Krishna Kathane (circuit training), Chetan Mahadik (basketball) and Ramchandra Wani (softball).
Organiser Ramchandra Wani said, all the partiipants would get a T-shirt and goodie bag.