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PT Usha inaugurates Scottsdale Athletic Academy, Hyderabad

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Venue : MNR Scottsdale School Campus
HMT Swarnapuri Colony, Miyapur, Hyderabad – 500049

Grand Inauguration of Scottsdale Athletic Academy, first of its kind being set up at MNR Scottsdale Campus, Swarnapuri!

Hyderabad, 20th January, 2014: Queen of Indian track and field, P.T.Usha formally inaugurated the Scottsdale Athletic Academy, the one of its kind sports academy in the state, being launched by MNR Scottsdale School, on Monday at Swarnapuri Colony. Vasu V. Manthena - Chairman, MNR Educational Trust, acclaimed Sports personalities, academicians, students and parents witnessed the grand gala event.

On her arrival, she was received by Vasu V. Manthena - Chairman, MNR Educational Trust. The NCC cadets presented an impressive march past and guard of honour to her. Students in colourful traditional attire ushered P.T.Usha into the campus by performing a classical dance with garland. She was shown the replica of the academy and briefed about the latest sports infrastructure and the facilities the academy will have. Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee P.T.Usha unveiled the "SCOTTSMAN" statue and unveiled the miniature model of the campus to mark of launching the Scottsdale Athletic Academy.

SCOTTSDALE ATHLETIC ACADEMY is exclusively partnering with Rajasthan Royals, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and Griffith University (Australia) and KOOH Sports. This specialized sports academy is a platform to hone students who have shown potential to play sports at a competitive level. Each sport is powered by the combined expertise of Indian and International Coaches and India's leading sports men aiding in the development of the programme curriculum and methodology. Professional level coaching is given with focus on individual development through a sport appropriate coach to student ratio in a premium infrastructure with a Video Analysis, Body Composition Analysis (B.C.A) and Skill Assessments and progress comparison.

Students enrolled at MNR Scottsdale School will have the double benefit of the strong CBSE academics and a world class sports coaching in Cricket, Football, Tennis and Basketball. Students here choose one of the sport as their elective and pursue the same while giving "equal" time to their studies.

The residential facility at the campus boasts international standard dormitories and are served hygienic, protein rich sportsmen food. Other facilities include round the clock access to medical facilities, saloon, tuck shop etc Other fitness programs compulsory to all students of MNR Scottsdale Schools would be KID-FIT & GET-ATHLETIC

KID-FIT: A leading US based fitness and nutrition curriculum for kids between 1.8 to 7 years. Under KID-FIT, our little ones enjoy a balanced exercise class that includes all the basic components of fitness - aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility. This helps them develop important sports skills for lifelong enjoyment of physical activity whilst enhancing gross motor skills, hand eye coordination and balance. On the go introducing the basics of running, jumping, throwing and catching that are fundamental to all sports.

GET ATHLETIC: A specially tailored program for kids between 8 to 18 years. Training in athletic skills at a young age sets the foundation for gross motor skills development which is essential for every sport. This not only stimulates growth of young kids but it also leads to improvement in their overall academic development and well-being. Periodic assessments on agility, balance, coordination, strength & conditioning and endurance will be done. Initiation to multiple sports like touch rugby, flag football, netball and softball is introduced at an early age.

Speaking on the occasion P.T.Usha said, the kids here are bubbling with enthusiasm and I can spot that spark in their eyes, it's for the academy and coaches here to mould this raw talent into medal winning athletes. I know of very few Sports Academies in the country with such infrastructure and is definitely a good beginning for laying a foundation to a rich grooming ground, she added.

Vasu V. Manthena said, MNR Scottsdale believes in the all around development of the child and this academy is a step in that direction. An icon like P.T.Usha launching the academy is a great omen for MNR Scottsdale Sports Academy, and she will be an inspiration and role model for all athletes getting groomed here, spurring them to reach greater heights.

About MNR Scottsdale: MNR Scottsdale mission and vision is to develop motivated, confident and articulate students with all the skills necessary for a flourishing professional and personal life. We believe that each one of the students entrusted to us is extremely talented and all we have to do is to provide excellent resources to explore his/her innate talent. The curriculum and teaching methodologies adopted at MNR Scottsdale School is innovative and experimental, which in all humility readies the student to face the challenging and demanding future. Teaching at MNR Scottsdale is student centric, project based that incorporates all concepts of multiple intelligence. An emphasis on communication skills, constructive criticism, discipline, foreign languages and personality development through international exposures helps us to translate learning into winning performances.
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