Friday, October 21, 2011

Sports at AVM - 2011

The importance of sports in the life of a young student is invaluable as it instils essential life lessons. Sports play a crucial role in the character building of a young athlete, especially from the secondary school to high school years where student athletes are much more mature and mentally developed. It offers the chance to the young, impressionable youth to learn values like discipline, responsibility, self confidence, sacrifice, and accountability. Television, which may be the most influential tool in the lives of young adults, does not show enough of these qualities, nor is it on the Internet, or radio. Rather it is up to the parents, teachers and sports teams to help mould, develop, and instil these qualities into the lives of student athletes.

In order for this to happen, there is a need for good coaches that understand the great responsibility that is placed upon their shoulders to help shape and prepare these student athletes not only in sports, but in their everyday lives. At Atmiya Vidya Mandir, we are proud to have a team of 10 such sports coaches who are highly dedicated and focussed in helping the young athletes and sportsmen to succeed in their chosen sport.

The Sports Department at Atmiya Vidya Mandir manages and conducts activities broadly classified as Intramural and Extramural. The team is also at the heart of management of all the cultural events and festivals celebrated on campus.

Intramural Activities:
Various inter-house competitions are carried out throughout the year and points are awarded to the houses based on their performances. As part of the current academic year, so far the following competitions have been carried out:
  • Table Tennis Competition (July 2,  2011)
  • Football Competition (July 30, 2011)
  • Kabaddi Competition (September 17, 2011)
  • Volleyball Competition (November 12 , 2011)
  • Skating Competition (Dec 10, 2011)
  • Annual Athletics Meet (February 2 to 5, 2011)
  • Kho-kho Competition (February 18, 2011)
  • Any one open tournament decided by sports department (March/April)
  • APL, BPL, YPL cricket tournament.

Extramural Activities:
Alongside the on campus sports competitions, the students have also participated in a variety of District or State level competitions where they have inspired others by their sportsmanship spirit. Following is a list of all such competitions they have participated in so far:
  • Football Competition (July 30, 2011) - Surat
  • Kabaddi Competition  (July 21, 2011) - Surat
  • Volleyball Competition (July 26, 2011) - Surat
  • Handball Competition  (Aug 3, 2011) - Surat
  • Kho-Kho Competition  (Aug 4, 2011) - Surat
  • Basketball Competition (Aug 16, 2011) - Surat
  • Volleyball Competition Asso. (July 21, 2011) - Ahmedabad
  • Skating Competition  (Aug 29, 2011) - Surat
  • Table Tennis Competition - C.B.S.E (Sep 4, 2011) – Patan
  • Skating Competition - C.B.S.E (Oct 10,2011) - Vadodara
 List of students selected at District or State or National Levels - 2011/12

Abhishek D Patel
21st Jul
Pradeep Patel / 
Kalpesh Desai
Vikas K Patel
Harsh A Ambalia
Akshay D Patel
Fenil M Patel
Harshal V Gadhiya
Pranshu M Savani
Parth D Patel
26th Jul
Mehul Gandhi / 
Ritesh Desai
Vaishvik B Patel
Meet B Chugh
3rd Aug
Kalpesh Desai / 
Ritesh Desai
Abhishek D Patel
Denish J Zalavadia
4th Aug
Pradeep Patel  /   
Ritesh Desai
Darshit M Patel
Sunny N Patel
Vaibhav V Agrawal
Akshay D Patel

2011 Report:

It was the first time that the school Kabaddi team participated at the Taluka level. The team of 14 - 12 students, Coach Pradeep Patel and Manager Kalpesh Desai participated in the competition at Valmiki School on the 21st of July 2011.

Our team won the final match against Valmiki School and 7 students were selected for the District level competition. Four out of these students participated in the district level competition and they lost in the semi-final round against Bardoli.

District Level Participants:-
1.       Akshay D Patel
2.       Harshal V Gadhiya
3.       Jigar T Patel
4.       Abhishek N Ariwala

The school Volleyball team comprising of 12 students, Coach Mehul Gandhi, Manager Ritesh Desai, participated in the district level at the M.A.I High school on the 26th of July 2011.

Our  Under 14 team was defeated in the semi finals against the Swaminarayan Mission School. However, 2 students were selected for the state level competition.

The Under 17 team was defeated in the first round by Vidhya Mangal school.

State Level Participants:-
1.       Parth D Patel
2.       Vaishvik B Patel

Our team also participated in the Open Gujarat Volleyball Association competition. From that squad, one of our students was selected for the national competition.
National Level Participant:-
1.       Parth D Patel.

Our team (12 students, Coach Kalpesh Desai , Manager Hemant Dubey) participated in the District level competition at the Valmiki School on the 3rd of Aug 2011.
Our team was eliminated in the first round against  Madhi Taluka team, however, two of our students were selected for the state level competition.

State Level Participants:-
1.       Meet B Chugh
2.       Abhishek D Patel

The school Kho-Kho team took part in the Taluka level competition at the V.D. Galiyara school on the 4th of Aug 2011.
Our team (12 students, Coach Pradeep Patel, Manager Ritesh Desai) were the runners up against Valmiki School and 5 students were selected for the District level competition.

In the district level competition we were the champions against the Mandvi taluka. From this competition, one of our students was selected for the state level competition.

District level participant:-
1.       Akshay D Patel
2.       Darshit M Patel
3.       Denish J Zalavadia
4.       Vaibhav V Agarwal
5.       Sunny N Patel
State Level Participant:-
1.       Akshay D Patel

Our team competed at the district level at the Essar International school on the 16th of Aug 2011.
Our team (12 students, Coach Ritesh Desai, Manager Anil Makwana) was eliminated in the first round against  the Swaminarayan Mission school. Three of our students were selected for the state level competition (2 for stand by).

State Level Participants:-
1.       Yogin D Patel
Stand by:-
2.       Ravi B Patel
3.       Vaishvik M Patel

Our team (8 students, Coach Mitesh Salmawala, Manager Kalpesh Desai) took part in the district level competition at the Sumul Dairy Rink on the 29th of Aug 2011.

In the Under 14 category, one of our students, and in the Under 17 category two of our students were selected for the state level competition.

State Level Participants:-
1.Durgesh N Gami.[Under 14]
2.Mishal V Kansara[Under 17]
3.Parth P Patel[Under 17]

Table Tennis
Our team at Patan:

Compiled by: Ramakar Dubey (Head of Sports Department, Atmiya Vidya Mandir)

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