Badminton  Basketball  Chess  Cricket  Football  Hockey Lawn Tennis  Skating  Swimming  Table Tennis
Badminton

There has been a tremendous response and interest in Badminton as a sport in India lately. The fact that this is an excellent physical activity and is an all-weather sport makes it even more exciting. Lately, India has done so well at the international stage and also has grabbed worldwide attention with the launch of Indian Badminton League. 

Some of the highlights of this sport are:
  • Fastest racket sport (yes easily beating those massive tennis serves!!)
  • Trains mind for quick reflexes and thus helps in general decision-making
  • Demands running, jumping, smashing and develops strength of arms and legs
  • Reduces obesity, blood pressure and heart diseases
  • Equally enjoyable in doubles and singles forms
  • Increase bone density and reduce osteoporosis
CoachDirect's team of coaches have either worked with renowned academies or have been certified by relevant sports bodies.














Chess
Unlike other sports, Chess is not much of a physical sport, however, the benefits of Chess are immense and it is equally important, if not more important, for a child's all round development. Some of the known benefits of Chess are:


  • Develops logical thinking 
  • Promotes imagination and creativity 
  • Improves school work and grades 
  • Develops planning and prediction capabilities 



CoachDirect employs international FIDE rated coaches who are not only talented but also very passionate about promoting Chess as a sport for all kids of all ages.

Most of CoachDirect's coaches are FIDE rated and follow the internationally recognised Praful Zaveri's Course in Chess with its many strategies and tactics to improve in a systematic method






Football

Pelé named his autobiography My Life and the Beautiful Game. The book's dedication reads "I dedicate this book to all the people who have made this great game the Beautiful Game." It is no wonder the most widely followed game in the world, bridging the gap between third world, second world and first world countries; rich and poor; communists and democrats; blue collar, white collar or no collar; Hindus, Christians, Muslims; the list goes on....

With the growing popularity of Indian Premier Super League and the youth of India badly hooked to the English Premier League, there is no denying the might of this game, which is fast contending the popularity of Cricket.

Why Soccer? Top 5 reasons below:
1. Simple: Soccer requires one ball and a space to play.
2. Something for everyone: Anyone that can kick a ball can play soccer
3. Social: Teammates share a common bond which promotes a sense of unity and fosters friendships
4. Fitness: Soccer players tend to become lean and muscular.  They develop endurance from constantly running, and muscles from work-outs
5. Leadership: Leaders often form on a soccer pitch


















Lawn Tennis

Tennis has become one of the most popular sports in India. Thanks to some iconic role models such as Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, who have reached the pinnacles of tennis and brought laurels to the country. 
Some real benefits of Tennis based on research conducted by Dr Jack Groppel from various University sources in United States:

1. Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem while scoring lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension than other athletes and non-athletes.
 
2. Since tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, it may generate new connections between nerves in the brain and thus promote a lifetime of continuing development of the brain.
 
3. Tennis outperforms golf, inline skating and most other sports in developing positive personality characteristics
 
4. Competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics, inline skating, or cycling, according to studies on caloric expenditures.

5. People who participate in tennis 3 hours per week (at moderately vigorous intensity) cut their risk of death in half from any cause.






Swimming   

Swimming is a great exercise as well as a great passtime for people of all ages. Some of the known benefits of swimming are:

  • Builds cardio respiratory fitness 
  • Low impact sport so no side effects even on prolonged and continued engagement
  • Builds muscle mass and promotes growth in kids
  • Excellent calorie burner and weight reduction technique
  • Fun for the whole family and can be a great family bonding tool

There are a variety of swimming programs that CoachDirect can conduct such as
  • Learn to swim (usually 16 to 20 classes)
  • Advanced swimming (strokes - butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, etc..)
  • Water aerobics
  • Weight reduction program

Table tennis   

Table tennis is a really complex physical activity, beneficial for the player in more than one way. Ping pong can efficiently develop a great number of skills, like flexibility, strength, speed or endurance, to mention just a few, while also enhancing blood circulation and being beneficial for the brain and for many organs.

Still no convinced? Why play TT?
1. Health and fitness
2. All year round all-weather sport
3. Gentle on your body
4. Everyone all ages can play
5. Inexpensive
6. Keeps you mentally sharp

But more importantly, it is fun!













Basket Ball

Basketball is very popular as a casual way to exercise and as a competitive team sport. It is a fast-action game with lots of running and jumping and provides a good physical workout. You can go out and shoot baskets by yourself or get involved in competition games.

 

Health benefits

Basketball involves a lot of starting and stopping. While not renowned as an aerobic sport, it is still a great workout that can help you:

  •   Burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories)
  •    Build endurance
  •    Improve balance and coordination
  •   Develop concentration and self-discipline
  •   Build up muscle.

 







Cricket
Cricket must be our virtual national sport and many a kid gets inspired by the household heroes like Dhoni, Kohli and Tendulkar. There are a number of benefits of playing cricket:

  • Endurance and stamina
  • Balance and coordination
  • Physical fitness
  • Improving hand-eye coordination.
There are also a number of other social benefits of playing cricket:

  • Team skills
  • Social skills such as cooperation, communication and learning how to cope with winning and losing
  • Social interaction – it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
CoachDirect's team can handle both hardball for senior kids as well as softball for junior kids.
 













Hockey

Our national sport is such a great team sport. The fast-paced nature of the sport make it a great activity to include in your exercise routine, whether you’re looking for a recreational activity to play with friends or a more intense competition on a league team.
The key benefits of the game are:
1. Great Cardio workout
2. Builds muscular strength
3. Improves coordination and balance
4. Improves breathing
5. Excess Weight Loss
6. Builds teamwork and communication skills
7. Speed and Stamina












Skating   

Skating is picking up rapidly as a popular sport due to limited infrastructure required and the great pleasure that kids derive out of the sport.

Skating offers wholesome benefits such as :
  • aerobic (cardio): skating provides aerobic benefits that compare to running and biking and delivers a better cardiovascular workout than stair-stepping equipment
  • unaerobic (muscle development): it provides a natural and smooth side-to-side movement that exercises adductor (inner thigh) and abductor (buttocks) muscles that may be ignored by other activities
  • joint friendly sport (low impact on knees and back): It also has low impact advantages and generates up to half the impact shock to joints, ligaments and tendons that running creates or some of the popular racquet sports such as tennis, squash, badminton creates. 
  • improved mental clarity and focus: Improve your mental clarity and focus and reduce stress and depression