Faizal Rehman an Indonesian coach is also going to join us soon. This kind of collaboration with foreign coach will be beneficial for the young players.
✍️ Purnananda Neog
As life behind the closed doors becomes new norm, now a days everyone is trying to find a way to be productive during the lockdown. While every sports person misses their regular training session a group of international and national level badminton players come up with a idea of utilising one’s precious time during the lockdown. These players along with some coaches from Assam have started an initiative to provide free fitness regime by conducting workouts online via group video chat.
The first-of-its-kind initiative , termed as On Stream Conditioning’ or OSC , provides real time fitness training designed exclusively for badminton players. ” We have started this initiative after the lockdown took place as people from sports background struggling to find a way to utilise the lock down period in a productive way. Now almost 200 badminton players from all over Assam joined this initiative. Faizal Rehman an Indonesian coach is also going to join us soon.This kind of collaboration with foreign coach will be beneficial for the young players.” Said Vishal Garg, one of the brains behind this initiative.
OSC is also provides valuable tips on mental training , Nutrition and Diet, on court tips and counseling by players and coaches on an interactive platform. The first response to the session has been overwhelming with 70+ online participants of all ages participating in the fitness session held on Sunday, 5th April at 9.30 am.
OSC is also suited to be used by sports and fitness enthusiasts across Assam. The initiative has been made possible by a group of badminton players and coaches of Assam – Kabir Ali, Vishal Garg,Hirak Jyoti Neog, Anjan Buragohain, Ranjan Buragohain, Dolon krishna Choudhury, Shubradeep Debroy, Iman Sonowal and Orijit Chaliha.
Apart from the online training OSC is also committed to utilise voluntary financial contributions by its members /well wishers for humanitarian cause like food for distributes and stray animals in this time of crisis.