Olympian Anup Sridhar will head the KBA Academy, which is all out to take-off on October 15. Sridhar belongs to the first batch of KBA trainees.
According to the Senior Vice President of KBA, the association have the facility to start its own academy and will have a separate committee within KBA to manage the academy.
The Academy will function from the KBA premises only and on a later date will expand to other districts. The Academy is in contact with Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES) to help with NIS qualified coaches.
The registration process will start from October 15 as well as the professional level coaching. Interested players can get the form both online and at the association office. The program will not be age-based but on the basis of skills. The Academy will admit up to 75 to 80 students in the first year, and will gradually increase the number in the years to follow.
Bringing in foreign coaches is also in the pipeline along with special weekend courses for children and corporate.