High Performance Leadership

Online Foundation Program for Sports Administrators by ELMS Sports Foundation with Knowledge Partner Abhinav Bindra Foundation

Abhinav Bindra on High Performance Leadership Program


Recognizing the need for competent high performance administrators to drive India’s aspiration of becoming a sporting powerhouse by 2028, ELMS Sports Foundation in association with Abhinav Bindra Foundation (Knowledge Partner) is pleased to launch its inaugural “High Performance Leadership - Online Foundation Program for Sports Administrators” starting from July 2020.

This online training program is specifically designed to help India’s sports administrators upgrade their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the area of management and leadership in High Performance Sport.


ELMS Course Duration
Course Duration 2.5 months with sessions scheduled every Tuesday and Saturday
ELMS Course Participants
Class Size 60 participants
ELMS Course Mode
Mode Live Online Learning through 90-120 minutes webinars with Experts

Target Audience

The inaugural program invites nominations from Sports Authority of India, various State Sports Authorities and other top sports organizations in India with the intention of bringing together a group of 50 mid to upper-tier managers who are directly responsible for decision making in performance and development of sports


Through 5 core learning themes, participants will gain critical insights into what it takes to -

  1. Lead the sports organization with clear vision/goals, put in place efficient organization design, governance structures, and align functions as per Olympic Charter
  2. Leverage all relevant sport sciences for maximizing the performance of athletes, for process efficiency of organizations, and provide cutting edge infra/processes to the athletes.
  3. Define/refine holistic sports policies as per needs of all stakeholders, implement plans with clear plans and efficiency, monitor on-ground implementation and regularly share improvement opportunities
  4. Understand, review and establish world-class processes for talent ID and development at youth, junior and senior levels.
  5. Develop the critical skills needed to maintain emotional balance of self and others in order to maximize performance and overcome stressful or challenging situations in training or competition.

Learning Modules

The five proposed types of modular activity that will underpin the programme are as follows -

ELMS Sports Organization Development
Sports Organization Development Developing and managing Olympic, National[Leagues, Ministerial, IOA and NSAs] and other international sport organizations; Creating High Performance culture within an organization.
ELMS Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Developing the critical skills needed to manage your emotions and have empathy for others to maximize your own and others' performance in the workplace.
ELMS Talent ID and Development
Talent ID and Development Recognizing and developing athletic talent at the youth, junior and senior levels of development. [Podium Potential, Podium Capable, Podium Ready].
ELMS Strategy to Deliver
Strategy to Deliver Developing and implementing appropriate strategies for all aspects of athlete preparation and competition. Creating coach development structures for performance management.

STEAM Sport Understanding and critical evaluation of applicability of Sport Science, Technology, Engineering, Analytics, and Medicine in Olympic sport Performance.