Potential of Developing Nations in Sports

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Just like music, sports too have no boundaries. It draws people from corners of the world uniting people in the most awesome ways. We all know and appreciate the strong presence of developed nations from USA and Europe in major international sporting events marking their presence with a series of victories.

Developing nations from Africa and Asia too are building champions in international and national events like Commonwealth games, Asian Games, FIFA cup and Olympics. The developing countries are making optimum utilization of available resources to nurture the budding champions gathering global attention with their die-hard attitude and sporting spirit. Though lately, developing nations have embraced sports and the immense growth opportunities it has socially, economically and politically. Moreover, the digital age has shrunk the world bringing sports at every doorstep.  The growing awareness regarding fitness and wider perspective attending to individual interest coupled with support and investment from respective govt. resulted in creating world champions. Moreover, the existing agencies associated with sports are bringing to the limelight the tremendous untapped sporting capital of their respective countries by setting up training facilities, working in tandem with the govt. and sponsors to nurture the potential found in developed as well as underdeveloped regions.

As a result, new faces on international platforms are frequently visible and enabled the holistic development of these nations. With the intervention of national and international agencies and educational authorities, sports potential in developing nations is gradually changing. Further, the sports solutions providers like GSI work closely with sports fraternity to come up with innovative training tools to empower the champions today and tomorrow.

Check out what GSI has in store for its champions at http://www.sportsgsi.com/

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Agility Training

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Agility is crucial to almost all field games today. Therefore agility training and physical education have spread its roots all across the world and are an integral part of the school curriculum and sports training.

Agility training works on the overall performance of athletes and helps build strength, stamina, flexibility other than establishing co-ordination of mind and body while in motion with control. The games which require footwork and hand movements like football, rugby, tennis, etc. demand high intensity of endurance at a stretch. A plethora of exercises and equipment are thus available to ensure the practitioner gets the expected outcome and minimize the risk of injuries. Agility training is planned and designed as per the requirements of the particular sport like certain games require more footwork, some require more hand and wrist movement, and accordingly, the exercises work on those muscles, bones, and tissues and enhance sturdiness of the player.

Training starts with light warming up, and the frequency increases gradually. Agility hurdles, cones, markers, ladders, speedchutes are some equipment with which multiple drills are carried out. Lateral jumps in and out of ladder, and between cones, multi-directional sprint, diagonal sprints, Slalom and box sprints for speed and quick direction change, single leg hopping enhances balancing power, backpedaling, push-ups between ladders, crabwalks forward and backward enhance muscular strength of the upper body and lower body, shoulders, wrists, and abdomen. These exercises work holistically on our body while performing the drills and also sharpen our mental capabilities.

Agility training cannot be carried out in isolation. It requires proper equipment and guidance. Sports equipment providers work closely with the schools and sports fraternity to understand their requirements and challenges to come up with new and customized solutions wherever needed. GSI is one such organization that provides a wide array of physical education and agility training equipment.

You can browse our website http://www.sportsgsi.com/   to explore the world of sporting solutions.

ISN’T PHYSICAL EDUCATION is NEED OF HOUR ?

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What are your memories of playing as a child? Some of us will remember hide and seek, house tag and red rover. Others may recall arguing about rules in kickball or stick ball or taking turns at jump rope, or creating imaginary worlds with our dolls, building forts, putting on plays, or dressing-up.

But what about children of this generation? Do they have opportunities for play the same as we had? Most likely…. Not & why so?
Because, play time is in short supply for children these days due to so much work pressure & competition in their mind.

Studies says lack of play affects emotional development, leading to the rise of anxiety, depression, and problems of attention and self-control.  When kids get home, their days include more sitting around playing games and watching television. This has led to increased health problems.

It is an alarming situation, kids suffer from chronic disorders; innocence and sweet naughtiness is taken away by heavy eye glasses, fatigue, obesity, asthma, diabetes, weak immune system.

Governments are increasingly acknowledging the need for social policy that supports the development of young children. The Department of Education has come up with policies that offer opportunities which enable all students in Years 1-10 to participate in a minimum of two hours of physical activity each week during the school day. Schools are also encouraged to provide opportunities for students to be physically active at other times.

In fact, we have discovered through different inquiry portal we receive inquiries from schools, pre-nursery schools for our items that involves outdoor games. Consensual activities by sports manufacturers and sports development companies to produce games and activity drills that assist children of all to participate in sports, enjoy it and learn the most important lesson of life i.e. ‘Sportsmanship’.

Now a days there are number of private companies who have come up with initiatives where they not only provide the best sports infrastructure to encourage sports education among the upcoming generation but also provide systematic physical education programs by partnering professional companies with specialization in these fields.

Garg Sports International is also one of those companies who associated with many such institutions, organisations that work in this sector. It provides best of the best sports equipment’s.

Is India truly a global sporting power today?

Indian sportsmanOver the years, sports is one category which has witnessed phenomenal reformation, in terms of talent acquisition, training, awareness of the general public and their participation.

We all know sports inevitable, but training to all was not available due to unaffordability due to many good talents was capped.

In India, gone are the days when different sports were mainly played for recreational purpose or to satisfy the fitness demands. Today, talent is sifted from childhood forward and most talented rise into specializing training.

Today, parents encourage their children to play games and earn name and fame for themselves. With the growing demand for all the sports, the need to have athletic body has also gained importance. To take Indian Sports to new heights, the task of governing and promoting them in India have fallen on a number of Indian sports associations. Sports organizations like the Indian Olympic Association and Sports Authority of India are working towards raising the standard of Indian sports through various talent promotion programs.

Initiatives such as Indian Premier League (Cricket), Hockey India League, Indian Badminton League, Pro Kabaddi League, and Indian Super League (Football) are indeed changing the face and the identity of Indian sports. Sports in India have a tremendous potential for expansion in the existing huge market.

The Department of Education’s Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting policy have made a minimum two hours of physical education or activity per week as mandatory for each student. This enables our school going kids undergo physical activity and sportsmanship, which is another beautiful code of morality and works to win every practice race of life.

The sporting goods industry in India has been in existence for more than a century, earlier it managed to grow due to a skilled workforce, but now in nexus with technology, sports industry is flourishing.

All in all, sports industry has huge potential with growing middle class and their expenditure capacity.

GSI believes in woman empowerment

Empowering_WomenWomen are important element of society and GSI, both.

Women who were dormant gender of the Indian population has become active participant in all walks of life. These changes are not overnight but have come with tiny steps taken over the millennia.

Garg Sports International, (GSI) is one of those companies that has taken this issue seriously and assisted woman from small cities to come out and bring – in the change by supporting their family and their own holistic development as  self sustain individual.

What is Women Empowerment?

Women Empowerment refers to the creation of an environment for women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society.

Gender equality is both a moral and economic imperative. Closing the gender gap should be a central part of any strategy to create more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies. It is about fairness and equity, the realization of individual aspirations, economic empowerment around the world and growth.

GSI – human resource policies supports women empowerment by offering employment opportunities to females, married women who are interested to work.

(As quoted by Medha Singhal, associated with GSI since – 2014)

Following are the reasons that motivates,  “We” married females (maximum percentage of GSI employees) manage to work, keeping away our community’s conservative beliefs, that has bound us from ages:-

  1. After joining GSI gives us first two months of relaxation, where we produce changes in lifestyle so that we easily acclimatize in the work environment and manage our household chores. A balance and healthy ecosystem both, at workplace and home.
  2. GSI encourages Self-reflection process. ( it is an efficient tool for developing & enhancing skills)
  3. Enough freedom to make our own schedules, learn new skills and gain self-reliance.
  4. Discouraging late night work at work place and NO work from home.
  5. GSI provides us a friendly culture where the co-workers share easy relationships, work closely with each other, and interact both on a professional and personal levels.

The secret ingredient of GSI success

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GSI MAKES GOOD FOR KIDS NOT BY KIDS :

GSI ensures that its products comply not only with local but international regulations and the products performance stays on par with the ever-changing competitive landscape of the sports manufacturing industry.

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR PRODUCTION :

We, at GSI, have standard operating procedures or SOP’s in place for each and every step in the production process of sports goods. The procurement of raw materials is done from high-quality suppliers who have track record of delivering top notch quality material that are approved by the authorities. Raw material procurement gets us profitable deals on the table and same profits are forwarded to clients as gesture of discounts.

WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT :

The ready-to-ship sports goods are kept in our state-of-the-art warehouse with designated shelves for different kind of products. Our warehouse is rodent proof and the workers keep the area clean and dry.

LOGISTICS :

GSI is strict about the way the goods are packed and dispatched for international clients and Indian clients.For instance, we use good quality corrugate box, pressure sensitive or nylon-reinforced tape and bubble wrap to pack sports goods and accessories.

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Supplier Diversity & Why it is important?

supplierdiversitybannerSupplier diversity is one of the procurement trends that is picking up well in International market and quite quickly adopted by few of the successful established companies. In India, Garg Sports International has in placed this system in its procurement and production strategies. Thumb rule of Supplier diversity is system cannot be dependent on homogeneous teams so procurement was allowed from pool of vendors which is rich in diverse background, ethnicity and experience

Garg Sports International found this system quite effective in order to offer a sustainable and uninterrupted production of goods and also meeting client’s expectation with time constraint, cost management and quality compliance.

Initially instead of running our own set up for production, we had to develop our pool of vendors and relying on them for production has produced lot of hitches as time management and quality control was difficult to manage. But later as pool of vendor grew and vendors were educated with quality of the item, many things started improving.

There are many false stigmas attached to this business tool but if implemented well and constantly review at each stage of development with bottlenecks tackled during these stages itself then surely manufacturing system breathes. Diversity is felt in our team & skilled workforce; it has become a management elixir due to which production is not halt anytime round the year.

GSI journey began as a quality carom board manufacturer, and later it developed set up for plastic blow & injection molding goods, stitching of goods and metal fabrication.

GSI is the leading exporter of physical education equipment, agility & soccer training equipment and goal posts due to its evolving structure and simple philosophies.


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Champions keep playing until they get it right

championsThe dictionary meaning of Champion is a person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition. Rivals are not only the participants but it also constitutes other weak attributes of a champion which she/he has surpassed to rise like a phoenix.

What does it take to become a champion? The secret is so simple and so basic yet is overlooked by most of us, they don’t surrender, they don’t quit. They keep on practicing, same thing with discipline; they look at all their moves – good or bad- and they work consistently to improve their game.

It is an old saying amateur practice until they get it right, professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong. Champions are not blessed with natural talent or physical gifts or the training advantages that separates the best from the rest but they work hardest & smartest, drain out their sweat to earn it.


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Physical Activity: The Importance And Benefits

physical activityPhysical activity is crucial for leading a healthy life. A man sitting on a couch with a bucket full of chicken legs and fries is only inviting trouble. He is gaining weight due to his inactive lifestyle. Physical activity is the movement of the body. The body uses energy and it is physical activity.

Being active is key and you can be active by walking, playing a sport like cricket, hockey, kabaddi or soccer, jogging, running, climbing the stairs, dancing, jumping and many, many more.

There are moderate as well as vigorous physical activities.

Moderate physical activities – dancing, tennis, water sports, walking, gardening and bicycling.

Vigorous physical activities – fast walking, running, swimming, basketball, tennis (singles) and aerobics.

You can choose from these different activities as well as switch between vigorous and moderate. You have to remember that only moderate and vigorous activities are counted as physical activities.

Importance of Physical Activity

  1. Physical activity helps you live longer as your metabolism works great and your organs are healthier compared to a person who is not into physical activity.
  2. You have stronger bones and muscles when you indulge in physical activity.
  3. People who are active also feel confident about themselves as well as their body.
  4. Physical activity helps in keeping you active and alert.
  5. Playing a sport helps in concentrating on the task at hand. You are able to give your all to your work.
  6. When you actively involve yourself in sport or any other physical activity you sleep well at night.
  7. You are able to keep a check on your weight.
  8. Physical activity peps up your mood and you are not depressed.

So, what are you waiting for head to Garg Sports International, here and choose from the top-class physical activity equipments and enjoy.