Maidan Summit 2011 - Arun Kumar Uppal, Amity University


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Presenting at Maidan Summit 2011, Mr Arun Kumar Uppal talked about identification of talent as a key deliverable that sport sciences should offer. Highlighting five areas of sport-oriented courses in colleges and universities, he mentioned scientific sport training methodology, exercise physiology, sport psychology, sport biomechanics, and sport medicine to be important ingredients of sport curriculum in colleges and universities.

In his presentation, Mr Uppal detailed all five of these elements, and elaborated on how their proper integration and use in sport programmes can help sport contribute to the larger domain of development.

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Maidan Summit 2011 - Arun Kumar Uppal, Amity University

  2. 2. Some one has rightly said:“Sports Science is one of the pillars of success in sports. It helps sportspersons to enhance their level of performance in consonance with their potential”
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION The modern sports training process has become verycomplex. In order to attain sports performances comparable toworld standard, the sportspersons have to work on a long termtraining process which may extend from 8 to 12 years or evenmore. From the commencement of basic training and up to theattainment of peak performance, the coaches and sportspersonshave to fix immediate, intermediate and ultimate goals(objectives) and then train scientifically in order to ensure theirattainment. In this process, the coach alone is not in a position totackle different types of problems and barriers that interfere inthe development of a sportsperson. Today a team of experts isneeded to deal with the problems interfering in the process ofdevelopment of sports form. The knowledge from various sportssciences namely Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, SportsBio-mechanics, Sports Medicine, Science of Sports Training,Sports Nutrition, Sports Sociology, Kinanthropometry, and thelike is to be systematically incorporated in the long and shortterm training programmes of sportspersons.
  4. 4. Sports Science can help in the following ways:1. It helps in identifying potential sportspesons and provided ample knowledge to the coaches for their scientific grooming.2. It helps the coaches to understand the nature of sports performance and learn to analyze it in its all ramification.3. With the help of knowledge of different sports science areas, namely Exercise Physiology, Sports Bio-mechanics, Sports Psychology, Sports Medicine, Sports Nutrition, Sports Training Methodology etc. the coaches are able assess the performance of their sportspersons and based on that regulate their training programmes.4. It assists the coaches in assigning the individuals to particular sport keeping in mind their abilities and capacities.5. It helps the sportspersons to prevent the sports injuries and at the same time assist in providing appropriate treatment to enable them to re-commence their training at the earliest.
  5. 5. 6. It provides knowledge for developing new sports facilities conducive to high sports performance.7. It assists in improving sports techniques and help in their continuous evaluation.8. With the help of sports medicine and nutrition experts it assists in prescribing nutrition (pre-competition, during competition and post- competition) according to the nature of sport and specific requirements of sportspersons.9. It provides knowledge to the coaches regarding maintenance of objective records of sports performance and evaluates them through scientific means.10. It assists in disseminating new knowledge by way of publishing literature (Books, Journals, Periodical etc.), which can be effectively utilized, by the coaches and sportspersons to get abreast with latest trends and developments in the field of games and sports.
  6. 6. Scientific Sports Training Methodology This area of sports science guides thecoaches and helps them to work out targettraining zones so as to correctly calculatetraining loads as per ones ability and in orderto make the load effective, suggest load-recovery ratio. The expert in this area works inclose cooperation with the coach and helps inplanning short and long term trainingprogrammes and guarantee improvement ofperformance.
  7. 7. Exercise Physiology In this area of sports science theexperts examine how different bodysystems react to various training regimes,how the adaptation process takes placeand factors that can limit adaptation.
  8. 8. Sports Psychology This area studies and analyzes thebehaviour of individuals during trainingand competition. Psychological skilltraining helps in goal setting, arousalmanagement, imagery training, improvingconfidence, enhancing concentration,developing pre competition routines so asto help in the development ofperformance.
  9. 9. Sports Bio-mechanics This area of sports science analyzesphysical movements of games and sports inthe light of principles of mechanics. Thekinematic (speed, velocity, acceleration, angleand position of CG) and kinetic (force, inertia,impulse, work, power and energy) principlesare applied to sports performance in order toanalyze them for better results. Videographyand cinematography have greatly helped in theperfection of skills.
  10. 10. Sports Medicine Extra stress and strain put on themuscles, bones, joints, tendons andligaments result in injuries tosportspersons. The responsibility of asports physician is to suggest measures toprevent injuries, correctly diagnose andprescribe treatment, to enable thesportsperson to return to training sessionsat the earliest.
  11. 11. Realizing the importance of Sports Science inenhancing performance of sportspersons at alllevels it becomes imperative that it should finda place in the curriculum of physical educationat all levels. One of the very importantresponsibilities of a teacher of physicaleducation/coach is to prepare sportspersons forparticipation in inter-institutionalcompetitions. Knowledge of differentdisciplines of sports science would be handyto teachers of physical education as wellstudents in achieving their goals.
  12. 12. THANK YOU