Feet on the ground with an eye for the future
Indian track Foundation is a registered trust in India, which was created to develop and produce multiple medals for India on the track (athletics).
We have a board of trustees, who work passionately as a team to raise funds for our project.
We scout, recruit, house, educate, train and develop raw talent from the most interior tribal and rural parts of India. The project was developed and initiated in 2018, and is based in Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 2250 meters above sea level. Our athletes are aged between 10 and 15 years, and live in the ‘Home of Champions’, our athletes housing facility in the Nilgiris.
The athletes train twice a day, six days a week with a single point focus of bringing laurels for our country, India. The athletes, compete at district, state and national level competition, and will hopefully very soon be representing the country internationally too. Each athlete studies everyday at the athletes home itself, where we have a teacher who comes and teaches the the curriculum which is based in a tie-up school in Jharkhand. The athletes travel back to their villages, once year to give examinations. All our athletes are screened and selected after months of hard work of our ground scouting staff.
We have a wonderful team that works with immense passion in order to bring athletes with the blessing of their parents into our foundation. Currently, we house 15 selected athletes and a warden who oversees daily operations under the watchful eye of the head coach. In a short period of time some of our athletes are national medalists and champions.
Learn about ITF's scouting process
Our scouting process is an integral part of the programme. ITF’s process began even before ITF came into formal existence. From 2013, our founders have researched, experienced and travelled the lengths and breaths of India to put together the scouting component which has been one of the prime reasons of our achievements.
The process is extensive and detailed from selection of an athlete to schooling to parents’ interactions to long term commitments. Our athletes are first scouted, selected, developed and trained by our local scouts & coaches in the remotest parts of India. The best amongst these centres get an opportunity to be further selected for the high-performance programme at ITF Ooty.
A message from Karan Singh, ITF's head coach
ITF is my destiny. Everything, my journey to my experiences in my life has led me to this mission and the unique programme that we’ve created; It’s one of a kind! I’m so proud and grateful towards our on-ground team and supporters who have believed in us. ITF is all in towards our mission for India! Jai Hind!