May 22, 2016

Hoopdarshan Episode 30: Dribble Academy helps rural children in Noida with Pradyut Voleti


Hoopdarshan has entered the 30s, and to celebrate, we're going to our roots. Our grassroots. Our guest for Episode 30 is Pradyut Voleti, founder and coach of the Dribble Academy who have begun a grassroots basketball programme in Gheja village near Noida. Voleti joins hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok to discuss bringing basketball and education hand in hand to underprivileged children, the growth and success stories of Dribble Academy, and sparking a revolution for other such programmes to improve basketball around India.

Based out of Noida, the Dribble Academy is an intensive basketball training academy, created to cater mostly to underprivileged children (aged five and above) and focused primarily on skill-based training. Its founder, Pradyut Voleti, has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and has trained with leading basketball skill developers including Ganon Baker.



Hoopdarshan aims to be the true voice of Indian basketball, and since we're such hopeless fans of the game, it will become the voice of everything basketball related we love, from the NBA to international hoops, too. On every episode of Hoopdarshan, we will be inviting a special guest to interview or chat to about a variety of topics. With expert insight from some of the brightest and most-involved people in the world of Indian basketball, we hope to bring this conversation to a many more interested fans, players, and followers of the game.

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