Firdaus Shroff, father of teenage Indian tennis star Kyra & under-13 national football player Porus has launched his own Sports Consultancy service to guide parents on how to convert a sporting dream into a reality for their wards.
Having spent an enormous amount of time developing relationships and evaluating training schools in India and abroad for his own kids, Shroff is well equipped to share his knowledge with parents hoping to make the leap from club and district level players to the rigours of actual match play.
The amount of time spent in the training of Kyra and Porus has been an “education in itself” said Firdaus in an exclusive chat with TheSportsCampus.com. “And having myself been trained in table tennis, cricket, badminton and volleyball, there is an experience base that parents can just tap right into”.
“I wish to assist and help parents who have kids with sporting ability, to provide relevant direction to them and help them support their kids to take up sport, instead of just pushing them towards education. There are times parents do not recognize the ability of their kids in their sporting fields and the possibilities of them making a career in sport, and it will be my job to show them what they can do for their kids, and what and how much more the kids could achieve if guided by an experienced professional like myself.”
The core deliverables that Firdaus will provide include:
a) Guidance in sport selection
b) Where to send kids for training
c) The possible costs involved
d) The required ability and intensity required
e) Guidance towards scholarships and sponsorships
f) Helping to tie up with possible promoters
g) Kitting and equipment
h) Mental fitness and other intensive requirements
i) Physical fitness and guidance
j) Direction for press coverage
Firdaus concluded, “Sending a child to a coach is not enough to learn and excel in a sport, proper guidance/direction needs to be given to physical & mental strengthening, diet, exercise and each of these needs a balance to make a sportsperson excel in his/her own sport.”
If his performance with his own children is any benchmark, there is no doubt that Firdaus Shroff has the right balance of knowledge and practical experience to help others too.
Original article here.