The STC scheme is aimed at grooming junior level sports persons in the age group of 10-18 years who have been scouted from grassroots.In order to establish and run SAI Centres, the State Governments provide all the infrastructure facilities, with SAI providing Boarding & Lodging to the selected trainees, scientific training/equipment support and minor current repairs of the infrastructure.
Facilities provided to the trainees include boarding, sports kit, stipend, competition exposure, education expenses, medical, insurance and others expenses.
Presently there are 67 STC Centers in the country having a total strength of more than 4800 trainees.
Make it possible for the Central Government and State Governments to work together for sports development efforts, through integration of various Schemes.
Correct existing regional imbalances in sports infrastructure in the Country and within a State
Enable SAI to nurture junior sports talent scientifically who had attained excellence at Sub Junior level under NSTC Scheme and induct them into the STCs/Centres of Excellence, for further scientific and in-depth coaching on a long term basis.
Provide package of assistance for sports infrastructure and undertake various sports programmes in particular areas.
Ensure maximum utilization of the facilities already existing/ to be created in a district/ zone to avoid a situation where sports infrastructure remains idle and also ensure proper maintenance of the same.
Ensure equitable distribution of the funds earmarked for various Plan Schemes of the Government of India and SAI.
Take the benefit of various Plan Schemes to the grass root levels for nurturing talent.
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Kayaking & Canoeing, Kho-Kho, Rowing, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling & Wushu