What is the difference between Soccer School and Talent Academy ?
Soccer school is open for all players who are beginners or looking for recreational football or want to make friends , gain confidence or just want to engage in a sporting activity . Player who are too young or are not yet sure if they want to pursue football at a serious level , are provided training within soccer schools. The Soccer school curriculum is based on spanish methodology that focus on most on 'game understanding and awareness' and is run by qualified Stadium Indian coaches.
Talent Academy is for players who have medium to high level of technical proficiency in football and who themselves along with their Parents are willing to commit to a serious and demanding training program . The program is specially designed by our partner Spanish clubs and there is deep focus on individual player development .The program is named as 'Stadium Moratalaz' and is run by visiting Spanish coaches along with our qualified Indian coaches who have been specially groomed by our partner Spanish clubs .
What is the progress pathway for players in Soccer Schools and Talent Academy
For Soccer schools - the player can progress into the Talent Academy .
From Talent academy - depending upon player's ability and performance , following progress pathways are possible :
'Stadium moratalaz' age group teams
'AIFF Youth League' teams of U13 or U15 - that participates in national Youth League
Stadium Youth Team -Bangalore Phantoms FC -that plays in State level Football league
For serious players - we also offer opportunities to train and develop their potential for 1 , 3 , 6 , 10 months in Spain with our partner clubs.
What is the Entry age for Soccer School and Talent Academy ?
For Soccer schools , a player has to be of minimum age of 6 years and maximum 16.
For Talent Academy , players should have completed minimum 8 years of age , to be considered for the program .
What are locations of Soccer School & Talent Academy ?
As on date , Soccer schools and Talent Academy operate only in Bangalore . We currently operate at 3 location in the city . You can choose the location nearest to you that provides program for your age group .
What is the duration of training programs ?
Soccer school training programs are run on 10 month basis . A player is enrolled for a full training term of 10 months . The training term generally start in month of June and continue until March of following year . Player can choose to continue in the program as long as they wish to .
The minimum commitment requirement for Talent Academy program is for 1 year. Player who cannot commit to continue for 1 full year should not opt for this program . For all programs , fee once paid is non refundable .
Do I get to train everyday ?
Soccer School offers age specific training of options of 2 days & 3 days every week covering from 120 to 180+ hours annually .
Talent Academy programs provides 240 to 300 hours annually , including match timing , with training on 4 days /week .
Training terms at Soccer School and Talent Academy , both , include short 'training breaks' and 'yearly holidays'. These breaks and holidays are necessary for players to enable them recover from the training pressure and get mentally and physically refreshed , and come back to training with renewed vigor.
From soccer school , how do I get admission into Academy?
Players from 9 years and up in Soccer School programs are eligible for consideration for Talent Academy . The Coach keeps track of the improvement made by each player and all technically proficient players are eligible for 2 weeks trials at the Talent Academy . During the trials , the players are under watch of academy coaching staff and depending upon potential of a player , decision is made to invite the player into Talent Academy program.
How do I apply for Talent Academy program if I am not enrolled in soccer school?
Stadium scouts are frequently attending school tournaments and other football events to identify potentially promising players . If you have been scouted and by stadium scouts then we will ourselves contact you .For all other players , If you have at any time represented your school team or a higher level at state or national level , then you can send us an email requesting for a trial for Talent Academy . Upon receiving trial request , we will get in touch with you and fix a date and time for a trial .
What is the fee for the programs ?
We offer programs which cost Indian rupees 2899/per month and upwards . To know the exact fee that will be applicable to the programs you choose , all players /parents are required to visit our office in person . We do not provide fee information on phone or email.
What happens if I take leave in between the program ? Do I get a refund ?
Our programs are run on annual basis like an educational institution . There are certain fixed costs that we incur related to rentals , salaries etc irrespective of a player attendance . Hence, we are unable to make any adjustments in fees and/or refunds.
No refunds are possible even in case of player injury during training or absence from program due to illness or otherwise .
Is there a pick up & drop facility ?
Yes, we do offer pick up and drop facility from certain points . Players/parents have to book the transportation at the time of admissions, subject to availability of seat .