ASIA is a non-profit-making non-government organization; it is a representative body of the group of high performance sports institutes in Asia. The association develops its main activity at the Asian level.
ASIA envisions a vibrant & active community of all Asian countries, collaborating towards a stronger sporting Asia performance based on sound practices, with respect and openness.
ASIA seeks to make connections with Asian countries on the foundation of high performance development to support the sporting ambitions of each member.
The objectives of ASIA are:
- To set up a platform for sharing and exchanging knowledge and expertise in relation to high performance training;
- To cooperatively develop and enhance the quality, function, management, and operation of high performance institutes that will directly and indirectly influence the development of athletes, coaches, sports scientists and support staff;
- To foster the engagement and development of human resources who actively deliver services in the specific fields of high performance sport, so as to innovate practice and enhance the quality of program and service-delivery; and
- To demonstrate leadership and presence in raising the profile of high performance institutes of Asia both regionally and internationally by developing and operating collaborative activities.
The framework of activities will be in the form of annual congress, exchange programs, secondments, workshops etc.
Fields for collaborative activities include but not limited to:
- Talent Identification & Development
- Sport Science & Sports Medicine
- Recovery Centers
- Funding & Investment Evaluation Scheme
- Strategic Planning & Evaluation
- Olympics & Paralympics Preparation
- Elite Coach Development & Methodologies
- Management of High Performance Institutes
- Sports Intelligence & Analytics
- Career Development & Education
- Elite Competition Preparation
- Roles with international federations, National Olympic/Paralympic Committees and national governing bodies.
ASIA Steering Committee
- Ms. Ada Cheng (Hong Kong Sports Institute)
- Dr. Yoriko Noguchi (Japan Sport Council)
- Ms. Mai Sakaguchi (Japan Sport Council)
- Dr. Su Chun Wei (Singapore Sport Institute)
- Ms. Ning Li (Singapore Sport Institute)
ASIA member organizations (Total 19 members as of February 2022):
- Japan Sport Council (Founding member)
- Singapore Sports Institute(Founding member)
- Aspire Academy(Founding member)
- Hong Kong Sports Institute(Founding member)
- National Sports Institute of Malaysia : Malaysia
- National Youth Sports Institute : Singapore
- Sports Science Academy of Nepal
- National Sports Training Center : Chinese Taipei
- Bangladesh Institute of Sports (Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan - BKSP)
- Philippine Olympic Committee
- Nanjing Sport Institute : China
- Sports Authority of Thailand
- National Sports Training Centre : Cambodia
- National Institute of Physical Education and Sport, Cambodia
- Chengdu Sport University : China
- Inspire Institute of Sport: India
- National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka
- Maldives Paralympic Committee
- Sport Sciences Research Institute : Iran