Games and Sports are encouraged in JNVs to develop fitness, physical and neuromuscular skills and to promote the spirit of cooperation and sportsman. Apart from the same, young talents are identified at an early stage and are helped to excel in their chosen field by specialized coaching through PETs / SAI Coaches at selected venues.
Samiti organizes school level, cluster level, regional level and national level competitions in sports and games every year. Specialized courses like, Archery, Judo and Gymnastic are also encouraged in some of the JNVs situated in the tribal areas of the country where the same are popular sports.
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is a state under School Games Federation of India and the Navodaya National teams compete with other state teams under SGFI banner. The progress made by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti on sports front is commendable. There are permanent Football ground, Volleyball courts, Basketball courts, Kho-Kho, Kabadi and Handball courts enabling the students to develop their skills in the field of sports and games.