ASA runs a Hockey program across the district of Anantapur through 27 centres. The hockey program was initiated for both boys and girls in 2004.


The total number of regular, weekly participants in Hockey at ASA is 1,715 (685 Girls and 1,030 Boys).


The programs are implemented via three types of centres: Grassroot Programs, Developmental Centres and the Anantapur Sports Village.

Grassroot Programs

Currently, a total of 24 grassroot programs through government schools are running across the district of Anantapur. A total of 1480 youth (605 girls and 875 boys) participate in regular, weekly Hockey programs at the school level.


The students have access to gravel grounds in each school and are provided with training gear and equipment by RDT. All the grassroot programs are run by the PE teachers of the school, whereas the PE teachers, students and the programs are supervised by RDT coaches.

Development Centres

There are currently 2 development centres running, one in Anantapur Town and the other in Dharmavaram Town – both established in 2010. While the Anantapur centre has 30 youth (all boys), the Dharmavaram centre has 46 youth (11 girls and 35 boys) participating in regular, weekly programs.


The entire program is supported by RDT, where all children are provided with quality facilities including full-sized dirt grounds, training gear and hockey equipment along with the services of full-time coaches.

Hockey Academy at Anantapur Sports Village

The Hockey academy at Anantapur Sports Village (ASV) was established in 2007 for boys and 2010 for girls. It supports a total of 30 girls and 30 boys 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.