NYCS GAIL Raftaar Season Three, 2018

NYCS GAIL Raftaar Season Three is here ! A unique, one of its kind talent scouting program that spots, screens, selects and nurtures budding athletic talent from every corner of the country and prepares them to meet the nation’s dream of glory in the coming two successive Olympic Games. We plan to comb the entire nation to discover hidden talent in boys and girls between the age of 11 to 17 years in 100, 200 and 400 meters running event. If you are an athlete qualifying the age criteria and this hunt excites you log on to for more details and even if you are not, we earnestly request you to help us in spreading this message across to other fellow Indians. Somewhere some athlete must be waiting for his chance and we don’t want to miss any chance when it comes to unveil the future Olympians. (and please do not forget to like National Yuva Cooperative Society Ltd.(NYCS) facebook page for continuous updates on this event).

About Program

Modern India can boast of a prolific history in athletics dating back to the vedic period. India now, is literally “changing tracks” to the contemporary form of athletics. The medieval period in the history of Indian athletics, saw the advent of sports like running, jumping and throwing which are the early ancestors of the track and field events of today’s athletics.

Legends like Milkha Singh, Sriram Singh, P.T. Usha and Anju Bobby George came close to changing the course of Indian Athletic history. The last decade has seen Indian athletes performing admirably at continental meets and the Commonwealth Games in long distance running and the throw and jump events. However success in the sprint events is still something the country yearns for.

History does not just happen, history needs to be created. It’s time to hone budding athletes with potential to become successful in the international tournaments in the near future. NYCS and GAIL (India) Limited have together embarked on a grassroots athletics program GAIL-Indian Speed star which is aimed at unearthing young talent across the length and breadth of India. NYCS GAIL-Indian Speed star will identity and nurture talent in track events (100m, 200m and 400m) between the age group of 11 to 17 years, furthering them through access to coaching, foreign training, physiotherapy, mental conditioning and other support services.


Trials will be conducted under the watchful eyes of coaches and selectors appointed by the main selection committee, duly following the preset talent identification and selection criteria.


Shortlisted athletes from each district will get to attend a two day zonal camp prior to the zone level trials.


Shortlisted athletes from zonal trials will win a privilege to attend an intensive national camp before the final national trials to be held. Winners selected purely on the basis of their benchmark meeting performances will receive extensive training throughout the year.


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