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.