Historical BackgroundSchool of Physical Fitness (SOPF) was established in BAF with the idea of imparting fitness and survival training to BAF personnel. It started its function in the moth of Jan 1974. Functionally it is controlled by Air Headquarter, (Directorate of Air Training) and administratively it is controlled by BAF BBD. At the beginning, it started imparting sports training to few BAF teams and Physical Instructor’s Basic Training for PTI. In the course of time, SOPF imparted training to the student officers for Survival, Physical Fitness & Watermanship training and to the sportsmen of BAF Athletics, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, Swimming & Water polo and Volleyball to participate in the Inter Svc & National Championship. Archery has also been included in BAF Sports from 2015.
LocationIt is located at Kurmitola BAF Sports Complex.
Types of training imparted by institution and to whom
Sports Training (Round the Year)At present BAF is holding Eight discipline i,e BAF Athletics, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, Swimming & Water polo, Volleyball and Archery team.
Physical Fitness, General Survival & Watermanship Course (Twich in a year)
Training CurriculumSports training is imparted on the basis of Sports Training Method, General Training Method. Physical Fitness & General Survival training is imparted on the basis of the curriculum given by Air HQ (Dte Air Trg). The Physical Fitness Course (PFC) covers Jogging, Running, Stretching exercise, Gymnastic exercise, Swimming, Route March without food etc.
Selection CriteriaOfficers are detailed by Air HQ for Physical Fitness, General Survival and Watermanship Course. Players are selected for different games from Annual Inter Base Sports Competition. Beside this, skilled players from Dist/Club/Org & Ntl level are enrolled in BAF as airmen and MODC (Air).
ConclusionThis is a training Institute based on Physical Fitness and Sports Training. Presently this unit is capable to conduct Physical Fitness Course for officer & airmen of BAF. It also conducts coaches and referee course on different games.