All India Council For Physical Education

Skill erosion in sports is a serious constraint: More than 90 per cent of the sports persons who take up sports as a passion leave sports because of non-availability of opportunities within Sports Sector. The limited employment opportunities act as a deterrent for those who want to pursue sports because only 2-5 per cent reaches excellence in sports. Even those who reach at pinnacle leave it due to lack of career opportunities. The education system has no stream for sports at any level, except in isolated institutions. This is a constraint in getting persons with the special skills, and aptitude that is required for the various roles.