I am an Assistant Professor of English working in a Government Arts College in South India. I hold a doctoral degree in English with specialization in Jewish Diaspora Literature. I am also a trained soft skills trainer. I have been an athlete, doing 100 and 200 meter dash. Played volley ball a little bit. Served as a Lieutenant in National Cadet Corps ,Army wing ( a youth organization in India to create a second line of defense) for eight years in colleges. Love shooting sport, and trained cadets in marksmanship, who won a few medals in competitions. I trained my son Sam George Sajan in sport shooting, who learnt the basics very well. Later I enrolled him in the local rifle club where I am a member. He was formally trained in 10 meter and 50 meter rifle events, and set a few new meet records in the state level competitions that remain unbroken. Now he is a member of the Junior Indian Squad, specializing in 50 meter 3 positions rifle event. He recently participated in the ISSF Junior World Cup at Sydney in March 2018. He was the only Indian to enter the finals in 3 P event and finished sixth. Again he has emerged a top junior 3 P shooter after the recent selection trials and is likely to represent India again in the forth coming Junior World Cup to be held in Germany in June, 2018.
All through his career in sports shooting since 2012 (now he is a final BA English student at the American College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, our home town), I helped him in mental fitness with my experience as a soft skills trainer. I also continue to help other young shooters of our rifle club with mental fitness training. The shooters believe that it helps them a lot. That's why I want to learn more about sports psychology.
I am also blessed with a daughter who is doing first year UG double major in Psychology and Sociology at the Lady Doak College, Madurai. She eventually wants to train as a clinical psychologist. My wife is a Montessori teacher who is very helpful in extending emotional support to my son in his sport. i look forward to a successful completion of this course so as to train many more young shooting sports persons.