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What is High Performance Sports?

The term High-Performance, in general, represents the pinnacle of the sports pyramid and is focused on helping athletes excel, compete, and sustain their performances at the highest levels of competition.

However, since success or excellence at the top rarely occurs in a vacuum, the processes involved in “High Performance Sports”  require a great number of organisations and stakeholders to collaborate and intentionally create opportunities for competitions, training in specialised facilities, coaching and skill development, talent identification, selection, development and transition to the highest levels of competition.

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Helping India Achieve Sporting Glory

When India returned from the 2016 Rio Olympics with just two medals, despite sending its largest contingent ever, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up an eight-member Task Force Committee (OTF), whose members included the likes of Abhinav Bindra -India’s sole individual Olympic gold medalist - to draw up an action plan for the effective participation of Indian sportspersons in the next three Olympic Games. When this committee submitted its final report in August 2017, its most critical observation was concerning the lack of a robust sporting ecosystem in India that facilitates high performance. The committee also strongly emphasized the need to establish world-class high-performance directors/administrators and coaches in India so as to lead each sport’s transformation.


The Need of the Hour

If we are to bring in a new world-beating era of Indian sports, we must adopt a more integrated approach that will help us create a robust and an intentionally designed sports system which consistently creates world-class athletes across all sports

In order to turn this vision into reality, ELMS Sports Foundation - mentored by Olympic Task Force members, national badminton coach Pulella Gopichand and India's first individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra - currently offers the following programs:

  1. High Performance Leadership Program: Our flagship program offering, designed to enhance the management and leadership capabilities of sports administrators and other key stakeholders from India’s HP ecosystem. Click here to learn more about the High Performance Leadership Program.


  2. High Performance Coach Development Program: Offers high-quality coach development, learning and leadership opportunities supporting high-performance coaches and performance specialists working at the school, college, club and professional levels in India. Click here to learn Coach Development Leadership Program.


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ELMS Sports Foundation (ELMS), under the guidance of Pullela Gopichand and Abhinav Bindra, is committed to accelerating the development of our country through Physically Literate society and high performing athletes.

ELMS Sports Foundation is promoted by Mr. Jalaj Dani and Mrs. Vita Dani. Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is also committed to support the vision of ELMS. The ELMS Board of Directors includes Arjuna Awardee and 8-time national Table Tennis champion Mr. Kamlesh Mehta, and Arjuna Awardee and former national women's Table Tennis champion Mrs. Monalisa Mehta.

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