State Kho Kho Camp

At the State Kho Kho Camp, focus is on the holistic development of the probables. Odisha is now aiming to become a top force at the national level and hopes to field many players in the national team when the sport makes its debut in the Asian Games. For this Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha, in association with Odisha Kho Kho association are conducting a state level Kho Kho training camp for probable of U-18 boys and girls, for the preparation of Khelo India Youth Games, 2021 to be held in February, 2022 in Panchkula (Haryana) and other National Championships. The first phase of the training was held in April- June 2021 at the state-of-the-art indoor hall at KIIT University camp and the 2nd phase of the training camp kicked off on July 8, 2021 and is still ongoing at the KIIT Campus with the best 40 probable of the state (20 each for boys and girls) under the guidance of expert coaches. The planning for the camps was preceded by a high-performance workshops for 33 grassroots coaches from 16 districts in the state. This was the first-ever high-performance workshop held for Kho Kho coaches in the country. The campers were selected by the Odisha Kho Kho Association to represent the crème de la crème of the state for the Khelo India Youth Games.