In a first of it's kind of initiatives, Sandeep Singh, of the Global Edification and Sports Foundation invited ex-NBA star, David Rivers for a Talent scouting and training camp in New Delhi.
David Rivers' academy, Global Sports and Education along with Tony Parker Adequate Academy had come together in New Delhi as part of a scouting and training exercise. They are looking for the upcoming talent from India and are later expected to take them along to Europe for special training and thereafter participation in European Basketball league.
Here in Delhi for 4 days, David Rivers spent good time with the aspiring players.
He said "Giving back to the global international community, being out there with these kids, is all my life is about now. My 17 years of experience, playing professional and living internationally. It's all about sharing with these kids now. We have motivated people here, who are willing to work and devote their time to community and working with kids and they love basketball. We have the same values of global accreditation sports. These kids want information, they want guidance, so wherever I find those elements is a place for me to be.
At the end of the day, what is probably lacking is making sure that local coaches who are interacting with kids and parents every day know that their kids are in good hands when they are moved to the next step. It is not just about the grassroots. That's why with global accreditation, we are taking kids to US, Canada, Europe and South Africa. Kids need to know that we’re not just interested in them as youth talents but also as adults who would grow up and go to college. Our motive here has been to scout talents with the guarantee of giving them a job when they graduate. If you know any other organisation which lives up to that you got to tell me as we are the only one."
He along with Sandeep Singh are now working every closely to scout for talent in India. The talent will be given an international exposure at special camps in Europe and USA before being put in the competitive scenario for Global Talent scouts.
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