Currently, 96 grassroots program centres are operational across the Anantapur district catering to a total of 5,848 children and youth participating in regular and weekly sporting activity. Our grassroots centres cater to 5 sporting disciplines: Cricket, Football, Hockey and Judo and Kabaddi. The programs are run through Mandal (village) clubs, sub-centres as well as government schools, and serve to provide youth with regular and sustainable access to participation in sport.
Currently, three Developmental Centers are operated by ASA in the district of Anantapur. These include the Hockey centres in Dharmavaram and Anantapur town, the multi-sport centres in Bathalapalli & Atmakur and the residential centre for Special Olympics in Bathalapalli. There are a total of 873 children and youth participating in regular and weekly programs in the sporting disciplines of Cricket, Football, Hockey and Kabaddi.
Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) was established in 2002 as a day-boarding and residential academy for talented and motivated athletes, to aid in their holistic development, while striving to succeed at elite levels. ASV supports a total of 99 children and youth from the U-12 to U-19 age groups. The selection of athletes from grassroots and regional sports centres is done through a structured talent ID program developed by RDT.