SINGAPORE - A second National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI) was launched on Monday (Oct 24) and will be conveniently located within walking distance from the Singapore Sports Hub and Singapore Sports Institute.
The10,000 sq ft venue, called NYSI Satellite@Kallang, will be at Kallang Theatre and houses collaborative spaces for athletes, teams and coaches to connect, discuss and debrief.
It includes workshop and mini-conference areas; remote classrooms; a rest and recovery corner with nap pods; a functional gym for youth-specific strength and conditioning programmes; and a physiotherapy and injury management facility.
Guest-of-honour and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said: "More youth athletes will now have greater access to specialized support and services to help them reach their sporting potential. I also hope that our youth athletes will come to see the Satellite as a place to build camaraderie and learn from one another."
The formation of the NYSI was first announced by Ms Fu on 16 November 2015 and the NYSI Hub@ Sports School in Woodlands in Jan 2016.
NYSI has already reached out to more than a thousand youth athletes through the fields of sports science support and athlete life management.
Said NYSI director Tan Wearn Haw: "NYSI has been pushing the boundaries on youth sports development since its inception less than a year ago. The launch of the NYSI satellite@Kallang reflects this effort to reach out and engage actively with athletes, coaches and stakeholders in the national ecosystem.
"This enlarging of our shared spaces and experiences will form the foundation for progress and inspire successive generations of youth athletes to strive for and reach their fullest potential in sports, and in life."
Added national youth swimmer Zachary Ian Tan, 13: "Through the underwater video analysis with NYSI performance analyst Ivan (Ee), I could view footages of my own stroke and make the necessary adjustments based on inputs from my coaches and Ivan in real time."