The Hockey academy at Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) was established in 2007 for boys and 2010 for girls. It supports a total of 30 boys and 30 girls playing at U-12, U-14 and U-17 age groups. The athletes are selected from the grassroot school programs and regional development centres, through a structured Talent ID program developed by RDT.
The entire program at the ASV is supported by RDT, where all athletes are provided with the necessary support for their holistic development. The ASV hosts quality infrastructure, including two full-sized gravel hockey grounds, an office space and storage facilities. The athletes are provided with a full nutrition program, incorporating all three daily meals as well as additional diet aligned to their training needs. Moreover, they are provided educational support with free of cost access to RDT’s partner schools and colleges.
All hockey academy players participate in State Level competitions. In the 2014-15 season, 28% of hockey academy players participated in National Level competitions.