EduSports, a Sportz Village initiative, was launched in 2009 with a vision to make sports an integral part of every child’s education and upbringing. The program is delivered by partnering with schools and completely integrating into the school’s academic system. EduSports has been implemented in more than 1500 schools and has impacted more than 4 million children. The Edu Sports curriculum is designed based on NASPE (National Association for Sports and Physical Education, USA) standards and has been recognised and awarded by multiple educational and industrial organizations.

On the occasion of the 15th year of launching EduSports, we are announcing the book – ‘Get Kids to Play ‘ – launched in March 2024, which explores how parents, schools, and communities can get children to play more

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About The Book

‘Get Kids To Play’ is an attempt by the authors to explore how parents, schools, and communities can get children to play more. It is about how adults can support children by influencing various factors to increase the quantity and quality of the play experience. The book is written with two key decision-makers in mind – parents and school leaders. The contents of the book are organized like a Swiss knife. It has a range of utilities and ways to solve various challenges. The five chapters, namely Space, Time, Child, Content, and Facilitator, are organized in such a way that readers can jump to their choice of topic based on their needs.

Get Kids To Play is not a guide on ‘how to become a sports champion’ since the primary goal is to provide a toolkit for adults to get their children to play more. The trajectory of play, governed by a set of rules, is what evolved into organized sport. The plethora of sporting disciplines and their nuances from the lens of tournaments and competitions are beyond the scope of this book.

About The Authors

Vijay Krishnamurthy is a Sports Research Scholar (PhD) and an Executive Coach with 25 years of global experience comprising technology design, sports entrepreneurship, and management research. Vijay has published research articles in leading journals, including Ivey and Harvard Business Review, in addition to being a guest writer for Sportskeeda and The Bridge. Vijay also holds a USPTA tennis coach certification and has trained junior athletes for national tennis competitions. Vijay has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University, a Master’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), and is a Visiting Faculty at SDM Research Centre for Management Studies at the University of Mysore (India).

Saumil Majmudar is the Co-founder, CEO & Managing Director of Sportz Village (, India’s leading sports education organization that aims to get 100 million children to play through partnerships with schools for its path-breaking EduSports in-school sports & PE program. Over the last 20 years, Saumil has tried (and failed at) multiple models of getting kids to play in a sustainable & scalable manner before arriving at the school partnership model. Currently, 600 schools (private & public) across India have partnered with the EduSports program to integrate sports into education for nearly 200,000 children. Saumil holds a mountaineering degree from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Uttarkashi, India) and is a certified black belt in karate. Saumil graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Bombay and an MBA from IIM Bangalore (India).